As if you haven’t had enough stress, anxiety, and issues to deal with over the past year, having mice in your house is the last thing you need.
Do you see them shooting across your kitchen counter, hear them running under the floorboards, chewing up areas of your house, or finding their droppings inside? If so, you need to enlist the help of a professional pest control company. Mice are very clever and typically outwit common trapping devices. Therefore, DIY methods are temporary at best.
Mice can cause a lot of serious and costly damage to your property. They multiply quickly so that you can have a whole family living in your home within a short period of time. Mice are opportunistic, and they will move in wherever they can find food, water, and shelter.
They Can Make You Sick
Their presence in your home can be disruptive and harmful. Mice can carry different diseases, such as hantavirus, salmonellosis, and listeria. They can spread germs and bacteria to you via contact with your food or food surfaces. Germs and bacteria can be transferred through their urine, feces, saliva, and nesting materials.
They Multiply Quickly!
If you see one mouse in your house, don’t be deceived, there are likely more. Mice bread all year long. One female can produce 5 to 10 litters per year. They have an average of 6 to 8 babies per litter. If you do the math, a family of 6 mice can potentially turn into 60 during the course of 3 months.
Mice are Destructive
Mice are very destructive. For one thing, they love to chew on electrical wires. When they find their way into your walls and attic, they have full access to the wiring in your home. They constantly nibble to keep their teeth short and gain access to areas the wires may be blocking. When they gnaw on wires, they actually become a fire hazard. It’s estimated that mice or other rodents more than likely cause as many as 25% of fires attributed to “unknown causes.”
They Always Find a Way Inside
Mice can fit through almost any tiny space, even an area the size of a dime! Cracks or holes in your foundation, outer walls, windows, or roof vents are the perfect entry point for a mouse. They are versatile little things as they can swim, jump, and climb, making it virtually impossible to keep them from getting inside your home.
How to Get Rid of Mice
Once you detect any sign of a mouse, it’s important to call a pest control company right away. One reason is that once you detect them, it may be a little late. They may have already caused property damage or other issues for your house or family. By dealing with them right away, you prevent further damage and disease.
However, remember that prevention is key! Inspect the perimeter of your house and seal any holes or cracks, as well as clear away any woodpiles or other debris that is up against your home. Caul around windows and doors and areas where pipes enter your home.
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