Does the mere thought of a rat or mouse make you cringe? Do you find yourself overwhelmed when people mention them? You may have Musophobia, or the fear of rats and mice. The condition is more common than you think – affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
The degree and type of symptoms associated with Musophobia vary from person to person. Common symptoms experienced by people with this fear include:
Most people will agree that rats can wreak havoc on a home, leaving waste, and destroying property. So it’s natural not to like them. But there are many more deep-rooted causes that can trigger Musophobia in a person, including:
Being afraid of something you can’t control is never healthy, so seeking help with Musophobia is a good idea. Rats can pop up in unexpected places – literally and figuratively. You may not know when you’ll see a rodent on the street or a mouse on TV. Your friends and family members may keep them as pets without your knowledge, making your next visit to them uncomfortable. Here are some general ideas to help treat and alleviate Musophobia:
Also read: Get Rid of Rats!
If you feel you have Musophobia, don’t worry. The phobia arises from sensible origins. Know the symptoms and if you think you have them, consider help in the form of counseling or professional rodent control such as our Healthy House Program. Through these methods, you’ll be able to diminish your phobia and lead a healthier life overall.