Mouse • Mus
Conditions: Allergic rhinitis; allergic asthma; allergic rhinoconjunctivitis.
Symptoms: Itchy, stuffy, or runny nose; post-nasal drip; sneezing; itchy, red or watery eyes; asthmatic symptoms; nasal congestion.
Found in: Most buildings, as well as meadows, along watercourses, and in other places where vegetation is dense enough to afford concealment.
Environmental factors: Can be found in a variety of rural and urban environments, although human exposure is most common indoors, even when the animal’s presence is otherwise undetected; exposure to allergens can occur through dust, urine, or anywhere else where their dander can gather.
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- “Exposure to Mouse Allergen in U.S. Homes Associated with Asthma Symptoms.” US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2661908/
- “Seal Up! | Rodents | CDC.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/rodents/prevent_infestations/seal_up.html
Did You Know?
Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel, which allows them to inhabit and move about nearly every kind of building.