Sometimes it can actually be like cartoons. You’ll be minding your own business, occupied with your busy day. Suddenly, out of nowhere, you’ll see a furry grey ball dash across the floor, desperately trying not to get caught. The sound of small feet scuttling along the floor and the long pink tail are obvious signs of a house mouse. However, this time there’s no cartoon cat to chase after it.
Mice can be a serious pest control problem, and almost always require professional rodent control. And finding a mouse in your home is no laughing matter. They carry disease, cause extensive damage to your home and reproduce faster than you realize. Let’s have a look at the habits of house mice and learn why you don’t want to find them in your home.
Why is Mouse Infestation So Difficult to Prevent?
You can take care of sugary foods to avoid wasps. You can also follow a few rules to reduce your chances of a cockroach infestation. Rodents are a different opponent altogether. No matter how hard you try to keep mice out of your home they’ll do their best to find a way inside.
Mice are very intelligent animals – more clever than they’re given credit for. Believe it or not, they keep an eye on your daily habits and adapt their daily activities around it. They’ll know when you’re likely to be away from the home and will use that time to scavenge for food.
They can also squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. Yes – you read that correctly. They bend their bodies in ways that almost defy science, desperate to take any opportunity they’re presented with. Mice can even swim. They’ve been known to paddle for a staggering three days at a time and can hold their breath for three minutes as well. They climb walls and pipes with ease and can survive on a huge range of foods. Leave them even the tiniest chance to thrive in your home, and mice are likely to take it.
What Problems Can They Cause?
Something so small and cute can’t do much harm though, right? Sadly, they can. Mice carry all sorts of parasites. When they enter your home, those parasites do too and can cause serious harm to you, your family, and your pets.
Unlike other pests, mice don’t necessarily need to cause damage to your home to gain access. They’ll sneak through small holes and cracks. That being said, if they decide to build a home in your attic they’re more than capable of chewing through electrical wires. You might find your insulation needing repair and even the structure of your home attacked.
Mice reproduce quickly and will create a large colony before you realize. Female mice are capable of conceiving and giving birth to litters of 6-8 new mice every 3-4 weeks. In the space of a few months, you could find yourself with a very big rodent control problem.
How Truly Nolen Can Help
Even if you’ve followed all of the prevention techniques, you could still find mice in your home. That’s where we come in. At Truly Nolen, we provide top-of-the-range rodent control services to protect you and your home. We approach rodent removal in an efficient and quick way. After our highly trained technicians have conducted a thorough inspection of your home, they’ll know exactly where to look. Using their experience and our modern approach, they’ll make sure that rodents are removed and that all of the entry points are sealed.
When we leave your home, we’ll leave a long-term rodent prevention program behind. You won’t have to worry about any cartoon characters appearing in your kitchen again.