Economic Importance for Humans: Negative
House mice contribute to the spread of several human and animal diseases, including bubonic plague. They also carry a virus that may contribute to breast cancer in humans. Where abundant, house mice consume large quantities of crops and contaminate foods with their droppings. They can destroy woodwork, furniture, upholstery, and clothing.
Negative Impacts: injures humans (carries human disease); crop pest; household pest
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