Hello I am new here, i recently moved to a new country to be with my boyfriend and we moved into a new flat together. The flat has a mouse problem, i am finding their droppings everywhere! on our kitchen counter, behind the loo, under our bed! I struggle with a lot of anxiety and i keep thinking about all the awful diseases you can catch from mice. I am even struggling to sleep for fear that a mouse is going to climb up onto the bed! I have been bleaching and disinfecting everything but can't help but feel this has ruined our flat for me. I am at home a lot of the time because i am currently looking for a job.
I just wanted to post because i am feeling very helpless. I find myself getting very worked up and crying when my boyfriend isnt here. I have told him how I feel but he thinks i am overreacting - which i am but i really cant help it! To be clear I am more freaked out by the droppings because of the germs than the mice themselves. Its getting in the way of having normal meals, or applying for jobs because I am becoming so distressed. I catch myself washing my hands twice and using hand sanitser.
The landlord is on holidays at the moment and we can't have a cat. I am also in between therapists because of the move and i think that is having an effect on me. If i insist on moving out am i giving into my anxiety and letting it rule me? I think that living with mice is is just past my comfort zone - i dont want to stay here another day!