Mice are a common household problem. They can be distinguished by their full bodies, round ears, small feet, and long thin tails. Mice often invade homes looking for food, water, and warmth. While they are small and seemingly harmless, they can pose a serious threat to your home and family.
The largest concern with mice is their ability to carry disease. Mice bring bacteria, viruses, and disease into your home mainly through their saliva, feces, and urine. This can become a serious problem if mice are near your food. Additionally, it can be hard to to tell if a mouse has contaminated your food.
Beyond diseases, mice can also create structural problems in your home. They often move through your walls and will gnaw at the drywall and electrical wires. Eaten wires can be particularly concerning because they become a fire hazard in your home. Mice will also eat through cardboard boxes in attics or pantries.
Mice hid in walls and dark places, so you may not directly see them in your home. If you do come across mice, it could mean that the mouse population is forcing them into the open and you have a full blown infestation. Other signs include mouse droppings and track marks. If you do find mouse droppings, be sure to remove them while wearing gloves as they can carry many diseases.
Since mice can be full of disease and have the ability to rapidly reproduce, you should call our professionals if you suspect that you have an infestation. We can visit your home and inspect it to determine whether or not your home is infested with mice.
For more information or to speak to an exterminator, dial (410) 834-0134