Winter is coming and that means all of the critters that live outdoors are gonna be looking for a warm place to reside during the cold months of the year. What better place than the walls and basement of your home! Nobody wants these disgusting rodents scurrying around their property all throughout the night; scavenging your kitchen for food and building nests inside your walls. Also, don’t forget about the dangers that they may bring to you and your family since they can carry all sorts of diseases.
Mice are normally drawn to cluttered and unsanitary homes. If you have a cluttered basement full of storage, or if you have leftover food lying around they may be more drawn to your home than a typical neat and clean home. However, mice will take what they can get, they are intelligent rodents and if the conditions outside are poor they will make even the cleanest of homes their new home. Some tell-tale signs of a mice infestation include; small pebble-sized droppings, urine odors, gnawed holes, gnaw marks, rodent runways, rodent nests, scampering, and unusual pet behavior.
Mice like to nest in a variety of places. Normally they’ll find their way into the walls, however, if they don’t they may choose other locations such as; inside storage boxes, inside of ceiling voids, underneath appliances, or in-ground burrows right outside of your home.
One of the dangers mice pose is the fact that they can possibly carry a lot of different diseases. One of the diseases is called the Hantavirus. This virus is a respiratory disease and if left untreated can actually be fatal. Another disease that they may carry is called Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis. This disease will cause fever, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Lastly and the most well-known disease that they may carry is the Plague. As many know the disease is credited for killing millions of Europeans during the middle ages. Today luckily the disease is curable and easily treatable, but why would you ever want a species credited with causing millions of deaths worldwide residing in YOUR home?
The next time you see or hear any of the signs that tell you that you may have mice in your home, contact us to ensure the safe and humane removal of these pesky rodents.