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Mice... should I be worried?

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Mycrazyhead84 Sat 07-Oct-17 07:46:11

Hi all,

I'm 5 weeks pregnant and we are experiencing a bit of a mouse problem in our new house. For the last week I have seen just one mouse every day. We've put traps down but haven't had any luck.

Is it dangerous to be around this whilst pregnant? I've read that the droppings can be dangerous to unborn babies but only on other threads and now I'm really worried.

Has anyone had experience of this before?

HopeAndJoy16 Sat 07-Oct-17 07:53:26

Ah mice are so annoying! Does your local council have a pest control service? Ours will come and put poison etc down for free.

I know you probably are doing this, but antibac surfaces before preparing food, wash dishes before use and make sure food is in plastic Tupperware etc just to minimise exposure to any nasty bugs. Chances are you'll be fine!

It's slightly different but I had pet rats when I was pregnant and it didn't cause any problems. And I was handling them daily, whereas you hopefully won't need to touch them!

TheCatsMother99 Sat 07-Oct-17 08:17:49

Mice are a lot more clean that rats in my opinion so I'd much rather that rubbing round my house than a rat.

Just make sure all food is kept away and surfaces washed with bleach or anti bacterial whilst you try to get rid of them.

I can't actually help on the getting rid of them front, as my username suggests, I have cats who won't let a live mouse or rat in my house (dead ones, yes, live ones, no).

TheCatsMother99 Sat 07-Oct-17 08:19:17

Also - to avoid upsetting anyone with pet rats. I meant wild rats being dirtier. Believe it or not I actually like move and rats but just not when they've been in a sewer system 😂

nomorechocolate1 Sat 07-Oct-17 08:40:09

U need to get it under control quickly as apparently they breed every 12 weeks and have up to 12 babies at a time. We have a recurring problem with mice, but I just put poison down and check every other day and replace. It seems to be under control now, thank god

mysecret321 Sat 07-Oct-17 08:56:45

Get a cat smile

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