Why Even Just One Mouse In Your Hartford Home Is Worse Than You Might Think


Mice Aren’t Good to Have in Your Home? Cinderella Thought So…

What is wrong with having a cute little mouse in your home? More than you could possibly imagine. This is no small statement. As a pest control company, we are aware that some pests have a reputation that is unwarranted, such as brown recluse spiders. These spiders rarely bite people and, when they do, the bites rarely develop into the hideous images you've probably seen on the internet. But believe us when we tell you, mice deserve a reputation like this. Yet, sadly, most people aren't too concerned about mice. Common house mice are just that: common. In fact, they're one of the most common structure-infesting pests in the world. This penchant for infesting man-made structures is where we're going to start with our list of reasons one mouse is one mouse too many.

That Mouse Ain't Going Anywhere

If a mouse gets into your home, it is likely to stay. House mice prefer to live indoors. It is a everything-eats-mouse world out there. Your wall voids provide safety above all else. So don't expect that mouse to go away on its own.

Mice Are Faster Than Rabbits

Have you heard the term, breeding like rabbits? We're here to tell you that those rabbits don't have anything on mice. The gestation period of a rabbit is around thirty days. Mice can gestate in only twenty days! While both can produce up to fourteen young in one litter, mice are doing that every twenty days, making them the clear winner in the baby-making department.

Mice Are Dirty

If you look at pictures of mice on the internet, you may be tempted to think that mice are clean. They most assuredly are not. Mice climb in dumpsters and run around in sewer culverts. Mice sleep in their own droppings and urine. Wild mice are not clean animals. This makes them a risk for the spread of harmful bacteria.

Nibble Nibble Nibble

It is an understatement to say that mice chew on things. They chew holes to gain access to your home. They chew their way into food packages. They chew holes in stored furniture, boxes, and other items. They chew holes in baseboards, sheetrock, and other building materials to gain access to food-storage areas. They chew on wires and present a fire hazard. This last one is the worst of all. Consider this statistic:

"It is estimated that rodents are responsible for 20 to 25 percent of all fires of unknown cause(s)."

Tick Talk

Are you aware that a single mouse can have as many as a hundred seed ticks on its body. This is because seed ticks, which are the six-legged larvae of ticks, are small enough to sit on the tip of a pencil. That means one mouse can be a source of a tick infestation. When the seed ticks develop, they'll drop off and search for a large host. If no suitable host is found, the ticks will attach to humans. This threat is compounded by the fact that mice can be a reservoir for tick-borne diseases.

Thumping And Bumping

One of the most common reasons a homeowner will seek professional rodent control is the annoying sounds mice make inside walls. But you might want to thank those mice for driving you crazy. Most of the time, mice live in a home without revealing themselves. This leads to ongoing health problems that are often shrugged off as the common cold or the flu.

Do You Smell Something?

There are many ways mice can cause a stink. They soak stored furniture with their urine when they nest inside. They soak insulation with urine when they nest in attics. They soak insulation inside ovens with urine when they nest in your kitchen. They soak your wall voids with urine. We could go on, but you get the point. Mice leave urine in many places. They do it to mark their territory. The more mice you have, the more you'll begin to notice the smell.

The Most Important Thing To Know About Mice

When mice get into your Hartford home, there is one sure way to get them out. Contact American Pest Solutions. Our rodent control professionals know what is required to get control of mouse infestation. Connect with us today. Don't let mice live with you. There are far too many ways they can harm your health and property.

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