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Mice To Know: Here’s What You Didn’t Know About Mice

Although mice do not typically live longer than a few months, they can certainly wreak havoc if they find their ways into your home.

First, if you find yourself amidst a mice infestation, we can help. Give us a call. Second, you may find the following information (from Pest World) useful:

Little critters, big appetites

Mice sure can eat. Nibble marks through your bags or packages of food is one common way to discover that a mouse has found a way into your home. Food is the reason that mice and other rodents raid approximately 21 million homes in the United States every winter.

In fact, mice eat 15 to 20 meals a day. This may seem odd because of their small bodies. But, when you learn that mice produce anywhere between 40 to 100 droppings each day, this fact should make sense.

You will not like their baggage.

If you are picturing a harmonious relationship between humans and mice that is something like Cinderella’s fairytale, here is your reality check—Mice can carry germs and spread disease. One of these common diseases is Salmonella, but there are many other possibilities.

Mice can really move.

No, really—mice can jump (up to one foot into the air!), climb, and swim. Among other talents, mice squeeze and finagle their bodies into incredibly small openings. In fact, these critters can move through dime-sized openings.

If you can feel yourself ready to have a panic attack at this point, remember that proper sealing is key. Make sure the exterior of your home, as well as food storage containers are tightly sealed.

Do you have mouse problem at your home or business? Call us. We can help!

Make no mistake - One mouse can turn into many mice in a short period of time. Taking action as soon as possible is highly recommended.


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