Mice are probably the last thing that you would want living in your home. Understandably, they pose quite a serious threat to one’s health and create an unsanitary environment for your home. Although many people keep mice as pets, they are not exactly the snuggly and adorable creatures when they find their ways through small crevices and gaps in your home. Mice are a menace for a number of reasons and if you have mice infestation in your home, chances are that you may have to contact Hamilton’s best pest control services to eliminate them completely from your home.
Threat of damage
So you may already know that mice create a lot of mess by chewing everything. Be it wires, your food, clothes, the list is endless. Although mice do not necessarily eat everything, you may be surprised to know that mice actually require to keep nibbling and chewing on things to make sure that they survive. Yes! Mice teeth keep growing all through their lives just like our nails. Like our nails, which we have to keep on shaping and trimming, mice too need to keep their teeth short and usable. This is why they have a natural urge to keep nibbling and chewing on any random material and things that they come across. However, their this tendency can cause a lot of damage and wastage to your furniture and fixtures in your home.
The Health Threat
One of the most obvious effects of a mice infestation is the harm to your family’s health. Mice tend to deposit their droppings on any and every surface that they pass through. Their droppings have many harmful bacteria and virus that are likely to cause severe illnesses for you and your family. Even the surface of their furry skin is likely to carry many bacteria and virus that can pose a serious threat to your health. Mice infestation is unsanitary and quite difficult to control. They multiply quickly and can carry a plethora of diseases and illness-causing bacteria around your home.
Signs of infestation
Mostly mice infestation is quite easy to detect, check if you notice droppings, urine stains and bitten off surfaces around the home, they are easy to detect signs that your home may potentially be facing a mice infestation. If you are not sure, call an exterminator to investigate your property and check.
Whether it is a mice or any other rodent infestation in your home, it is best to call Hamilton’s top wildlife removal expert to make sure that you get rid of the infestation in the correct way rather than using some DIY method. Remember that many animals like a certain type of squirrels, bats, etc., may be protected by law in your region and you may not be aware of these laws. Calling a licensed qualified and experienced exterminator like Action Pest Control is the best option if you want to get rid of any infestation in a safe, sustainable, and legally acceptable way.
The big threat of mice is that once you find one, you’re unfortunately soon to find others or hear them scurrying around in crawl spaces. Within a short period of time, a mouse infestation can occur without your even being aware of how many are in your home.
What you may not know about mice is that along with the unsightliness of the rodents, they can also do damage to your house in short order. Mice are experts at gnawing at various materials including wire, plastic and wood. A possible sign of a mouse infestation is clean-cut holes that are 1/2-inch in diameter.
Another sign that you may be more familiar with is mouse droppings. Similar to cockroach or rat droppings, mice leave behind black, granular feces that measure between 3 and 6 millimetres. Often, they are found in areas of high activity as well as nests and themselves are dangerous as they may carry harmful bacteria.
Certainly, no one will say that mice aren’t year-round pests that need to be dealt with immediately; but autumn and the early days of winter are the troublesome periods. As with most animals, mice look for warm spots as the temperature drops. Your home becomes a prime destination as a long-stay hotel. Other spots that mice may choose for dwelling over the winter include your garage, shed or under a deck – wherever there is a small hole that is easily accessible from the ground, there’s a potential for mice to get into.
If you are at all concerned about the state of your home, call Action Pest Control. We can provide you with tools and traps to eliminate and prevent rodents once and for all.