Allergens 101

Mouse Urine Allergy

Mus musculus

House mice are found in workplaces, homes, and schools, where they are the most commonly detected allergen. When mouse urine dries, the dust particles become airborne. That is what triggers symptoms.

Common Mouse Urine Allergy Symptoms

  • Hay fever

  • Eye allergies

  • Asthma

Where are house mice found?

House mice are native to the Indian subcontinent but they are now found all over the world. They can survive all climates and may be found indoors and out.

Studies have shown detectable mouse allergen in three-quarters of US homes.


Recommended solutions

Pest management will help reduce and/or prevent symptoms. It involves reducing food sources for mice, eliminating them from the home, and preventing them from regaining access. If you would like to prevent your allergies from progressing or are looking for long-term relief, talk to your doctor about allergy immunotherapy or find out if you are eligible for NectarRx Allergy Treatment.

  • Clear away and/or store food appropriately

  • Set traps

  • Repair cracks or holes in the home

  • Use Benadryl, Claritin, or Zyrtec as needed

  • Treat with allergen immunotherapy