Why Mice Can Be a Huge Fall Headache for Elizabethtown Residents
November 23, 2018
Mice cause many different reactions in people. Some think they’re adorable, but only at a distance. Others love them to pieces and keep them as pets. There are people who shudder at the mere thought of mice, and there are people who buy them as food for their reptilian pets. Despite how you feel about mice, one thing is certain: they can be a huge fall headache for Elizabethtown residents if they gain entry to your home.
Autumn is the time of year when mice begin to look for a warm dwelling in which to spend the winter. If they can’t find one, they’ll more than likely die. Ideally, the shelter they find will also provide food and water. These three factors make your home a perfect location in the mind of a mouse. However, in the mind of a human, having mice move into your home is a big problem.
Problems Mice Cause for Elizabethtown Residents
Mice cause numerous problems for Elizabethtown homeowners when they decide to make homes their nesting place. These problems include:
- Mice damage walls, insulation, and beams. Mice are rodents, which means their incisors never stop growing. In order to keep these teeth short, mice must constantly chew. If they get into your home, they’ll nibble through walls, insulation, and potentially even wood, which could cause structural damage to your home.
- These rodents also damage wiring. They will chew on electrical wiring in your home, which presents a huge fire hazard, as well as the smaller headache of figuring out why and where your electrical problems originate.
- The introduction of disease is a common problem associated with a mouse infestation. Mice carry a host of bacteria, parasites, and diseases on and inside their bodies. Upon gaining entry to a home, they contaminate the areas where they walk, including kitchen counters and your food. They may leave contaminated droppings behind, and will bite when feeling threatened. They can transmit disease, as well.
Why Mice are Difficult to Eliminate
If you find yourself with a mouse infestation, you may be tempted to treat it yourself. Certainly, laying out some mouse traps will take care of the problem, right? Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple.
Mice are naturally cautious. No matter the situation, they are on high alert. That’s why a mouse can sometimes trigger a mouse trap without actually getting caught. As soon as they sense it moving, they bolt out of the way.
Similarly, mice have a fantastic sense of smell, so any scent of a human or a previously caught mouse that remains on a trap will alert the mouse to stay away.
Mice also get into difficult-to-reach areas in your home, like wall voids and between floors. Even if you are partially successful in trapping some mice, it is likely that others still remain out of sight and out of reach.
How to Eliminate a Mouse Infestation
Your best option when eliminating a mouse infestation is to bring in professional pest experts, like those at Action Pest Control. We have the knowledge, experience, and tools necessary to safely treat mouse invaders, while also preventing future infestations.
Prevent one headache this fall by giving Action Pest Control a call.
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