It shouldn’t come as any surprises that mice do a lot of damage to a house. They chew wood, wiring, containers of food, get into electronics, and leave feces and urine all over the place, wherever they go. Because of the spread of their waste, they leave bacteria and can spread diseases to your family. Mice can carry very nasty diseases and have been blamed for the spread of the hantavirus. Mice carry a host of diseases, from leptospirosis to salmonella.
Mice can pass disease to humans both directly and indirectly. Ways to be infected directly are to drink from a contaminated water source or eat something that they have infested and touched. Indirectly, mice can spread their bacteria and germs via mosquitoes or fleas that bite them and then bite human. The thought is positively disgusting.
Naturally, getting rid of mice needs to be a very serious priority. If you have them in your home, odds are that you will see what you think is one or two mice. There are potentially hundreds of them in the walls and hiding places of your home. Mice are prolific breeders and will quickly establish colonies that can overrun a house. Getting rid of them at the very first sign is wise.
Mice are rodents and related to rats. Having mice doesn’t mean that you have rats. Having a rat doesn’t mean that you have mice. Both are hard to get rid of without professional help. Rats get bigger and require different methods to exterminate than for mice. Telling the difference in your infestation may need to be determined by professionals.
Turn to the professionals for mice extermination Fairfax VA. Make sure that the problem is taken care of as quickly as possible. You don’t want even one mouse left hanging around your home because if it happens to be a pregnant female you will have another hundred mice in a matter of a few months.
Mice Are Hearty Survivors
Mice will eat nearly any sort of scraps. It is essential that you keep your environment extremely clean, so you are not inadvertently feeding them. They will become bolder as they are comfortable in your home. Mice can chew into things that you will be shocked to see. A hungry mouse can chew through plastic containers, bags of potato chips, bread wrappers, etc.
Electronics that have an opening the size of quarter will invite mice to come inside. They seek warmth and they have a strange tendency to eat wiring. Electricians are often called to a home to repair damaged wiring that has been chewed by mice. Mice are very destructive creatures. They will shred newspaper and cardboard. They make nests in your walls, right inside of the insulation. They will give birth to live young and can have