Mickey Mouse, Mighty Mouse, and the mouse you gave a cookie to may seem like harmless and entertaining creatures, but in reality, mice can be a serious source of anxiety and distress for many. And it’s not hard to see why. Mice pose a serious health hazard to humans, spreading diseases, including Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM), Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), Tularemia, and Rickettsial Pox, among others. And unlike their cute fictional depictions, mice and rats won’t politely knock on your door for any invitations. They’ll invite themselves right in through any crevices they can find – holes in your walls, gaps in the foundation of your home, opened windows, even pet flaps. So if you have mice in your home, follow these practical tips on how to move forward.