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Mice, Mice Everywhere! You Need a Mouse Removal Service!
Well, by now. Mice have probably settled in for the winter. Most species nationwide have sought shelter for the dark colder months. The house mouse is the most common pest in and around the human living and working environment. House mice can damage and destroy materials by gnawing, consuming stored food products, attach decorative floral arrangements, and can carry serious human diseases. Normally the house mouse has a head and body length ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 inches. Mice usually only weigh about an ounce but they eat frequently and usually the first sign of infestation is the dark colored droppings. Mice droppings are long and pointed compared to the larger blunt droppings of rats.
While mice might seem cuddly, the house mouse breeds regularly. Thirty-five days after birth, the mouse is ready to breed. So in less than 60 days, mice can go from birth to having litters of up to eight young. While most mice live only about a year, imagine how many young can be produced in that year.
Mice have an excellent ability to climb and jump. In fact they can jump down from over the height of a man onto a floor with out injury. They also can jump a foot up. While they don’t eat much, the shear numbers of young can do serious damage to supplies of food. In a year, a mouse can produce up to 18,000 droppings.
Mice spread disease. Due to their activity, mice can spread salmonella, a source of food poisoning in thousands of people each year. Other diseases of mice (not only house mice) can include hantavirus, tapeworm, and certain poxes.
Do You Need A Mouse Exterminator?
If you see signs of mice, don’t panic. Don’t run out and buy poisons and scatter them helter skelter. The smartest thing to do is to call a professional rodent control company. They will be able to tell you if you have a mouse problem and what they can do to protect you and your family.