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What You Need To Know About Mice In Your House

From afar, you might think that mice are a little bit adorable, but there is a lot more to these little creatures than meets the eye. Not only are they destructive and dirty, but they are very hard to eradicate from your Westchester home, and they carry disease. If you’re afraid that you have a rodent infestation in your home, there are a few things that you need to be aware of as you contemplate your next steps.

  1. Mice are looking for shelter
  2. Mice don’t mind being outside when the weather is nice. However, when it starts to get cold, rodents need shelter from the elements, as well. Your home is the perfect place to hide out because it also provides mice with the food and water that they need to survive.

  3. They breed quickly
  4. Why is it so alarming to catch sight of a mouse? Because they breed so quickly, the odds are that you don’t have just one. And, if you can’t get the problem under control, you could be looking at quite an infestation in the next few months. In a given year, one mouse can birth as many as ten liters of young. Each liter could have six babies in it. Those babies can start having babies when they are only six weeks old. Therefore, the numbers add up quickly.

  5. Mice carry disease
  6. Salmonellosis, listeria, and hantavirus are just a few of the diseases that mice can carry. Humans come in contact with these viruses through the droppings and other waste left behind by mice. These diseases can be severe (even life-threatening), so if you spot signs of rodents in your home, you must address the problem as soon as possible to cut down on the chances of getting sick.

  7. They cause damage
  8. It’s not just a rumor; mice have the potential to start fires because they enjoy chewing on wires. As they wander through your walls, the wires are too strong an attraction for them to ignore. Biting on them feels good, but it also allows the mice to clear a path and travel more easily around your property. Once the wire is damaged, the odds of a fire starting is much greater. But, it’s not just your home’s wiring that is at risk. Mice will chew on just about anything, including your furniture, insulation, drywall, and more. Mice may be small, but these rodents can cause big damage to your home.

What Can You Do?

Walk the perimeter of your home and try to figure out how the mice are getting in. It won’t do you much good if you get rid of an infestation, only to allow new mice to move into the property. Look for small cracks and gaps, and when you find something that you think is problematic, put wire mesh in to block the access point. Steel wool and caulk and good options for inside the home as well.

Once you’ve sealed up the property, take care in placing traps to get rid of the rodents that you already have. A good bet is to lay the traps near large piles of droppings. However, you may need to engage in a bit of trial and error because mice can be hard to catch.

You aren’t going to get rid of mice in just a day. With some effort, however, you should be able to rid your house of these little creatures. Keep an eye on the places where you’ve seen the most droppings. If nothing new shows up after a week or two, you are probably in good shape. If all else fails, get in touch with a professional pest control company.

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Here at Fox Pest Control, our Pest Professional technicians are trained in dealing with rodents and can likely make headway with the issue even if you haven’t been successful. We work to do the job right the first time, because pests … it’s what we do. Call today for a free, customized quote.

Posted on November 27, 2019.

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