Mouse Phobia The fear of mice, known as suriphobia, musophobia, or murophobia, is one of the most common phobias in the world. It can arise for a number of reasons, such as a frightening experience involving mice or a more general fear of germs and diseases. Their quick, twitchy movements combined with their beady black eyes, long worm-like tails, and sharp front teeth make the presence of mice disconcerting to many people. Although musophobia is often seen as an irrational fear, it pays to be cautious around mice because they spread diseases and cause structural damage to homes. Controlling Mice in the Home A number of commercially available traps and poisons exist, but these methods of control are highly unfavorable to people grappling with their fear of mice. Luckily, the pest experts at Critter Control get rid of frightening and troublesome mice infestations. Individuals who have a fear of mice can rest easy knowing our trained professionals will remove mice and take steps to prevent future infestations.