What Everyone In Centerton Should Know About The Dangers Of Mice

10/15/2020


house mouse eating bread

The Typical House Mouse

Although there are several species of mice in Centerton, the house mouse is one of the most common of the home invaders. The mouse usually has narrow hind feet, thin whiskers, and a long tail. 

It's worth mentioning that mice and rats have several differences in their appearance. Rats have naked tails and can be black, brown, or tan. However, the house mouse is usually only brown or tan. In Centerton, the house mouse is one of the most common household pests.

The Dangers Of Mice

If you look closely at a mouse, you might think it's cute and cuddly. However, don't let its appearance fool you. Mice are dangerous and put you and your family at risk.

Although there are several reasons you shouldn't keep mice around, the main reason you should avoid mice is their ability to transmit diseases. Their feces and urine can spread serious illnesses.

For instance, mice can spread the following:

  • Hantavirus

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

  • Tularemia

  • Plague

Whether you're in direct contact with mice or you just live in close proximity to them, you could be in danger. They contaminate your surfaces, food, and home.

Property Damage

There's also the risk of damage to your home or belongings. Mice have sharp teeth and like to chew, so they'll wreak havoc in your home. They can chew through your wires, insulation, and even sheetrock.

One mouse alone is enough to cause hundreds of dollars in property damage. But multiple mice have the potential to do severe damage.

Why Are Mice So Hard To Keep Out?

While some pests are easy to deter, others are more difficult to keep away. Mice will come to your home whether or not you want them there. Because they are prolific breeders, they grow in numbers in only a short time. One female mouse has the potential to start an infestation.

Mice are difficult to deter and remove because of their ability to fit under small spaces. Due to their small size, they can get under tiny cracks and crevices. Even if you inspect your home for entrances, you may not be able to keep mice out.

Once they're in your home, mice are difficult to find. They are sneaky and mysterious, often going unnoticed. This makes finding and removing them difficult.

If you're not an expert on mouse behavior, you probably don't know where to look or how to eliminate mice. For this reason, most DIY efforts of mouse removal are failures. Mouse traps are widely available, but few homeowners know how to properly set the traps.

Even if you do manage to catch a few mice, the job is far from finished. You need to remove all of the mice in your property, or they'll continue to reproduce.

Why You Should Hire An Expert

As soon as you find signs of mice on your property, you should act quickly. There are a few reasons for this. For one, waiting costs you money on home repairs. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will be. Another reason is the health risk. Why put you and your family in danger? When you hire an expert, they can address the problem immediately. Using the right tools and techniques, they'll remove all the mice from your property. For total mouse and rodent control contact the professionals at Alder Pest Control.




 

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