Do you have mice? Can you hear them scratching and chewing things inside your walls at night? Do you have holes in your cereal boxes? Are you finding droppings scattered inside your silverware drawers, your cabinets, and along your baseboards? If you answered no to all of these questions, this does not necessarily mean that you do not have mice. Sometimes mice come and go without leaving much of a trace. But does the saying, "What you don't know won't hurt you?" ring true when it comes to mice. The answer to that question is also no. If you have mice in your home, there is a good chance they will multiply quickly, and start leaving signs of their presence all around your house. Here are 5 reasons you need to know if you are sharing your home with mice.
If you are sharing your home with mice, your home and possessions may be getting damaged or destroyed. Mice, like all rodents, have incisors that never stop growing. And for this reason, mice never stop chewing to wear down those teeth. They will chew on wooden beams, walls, pipes, treasured items stored in your attic, and even wires. If they chew on wires, this can cause a spark and a house fire, and then you could find yourself with more than just a few destroyed items.
If you have mice, you could be exposing yourself and your family to harmful bacteria that can cause disease. Mice can transmit diseases such as Lassa Fever, Leptospirosis, Plague, Salmonellosis, Rat-Bite Fever, and many others.
If you have mice, you are also at risk of having your home become infested with parasites. Mice are known carriers of parasites such as worms, mites, lice, ticks and fleas. If you are noticing any of these creatures, don't be quick to blame Rover or Fluffy. Maybe they are being brought in by mice.
If you have mice, you are at a greater risk of sharing your home with other animals and insects. Since mice chew, and need ways to get in and out of your home, they often chew multiple holes. This gives insects access to your wall voids, attic, crawl spaces, etc. And, if larger animals find these holes, they can chew the holes larger so they can squeeze in as well. It's worth mentioning that if you have a bunch of holes chewed in your home, you are losing heat, and that means you're losing money as well.
Finally, the last reason you do not want to share your home with mice is this: Mice are scary! It's unexplainable, really, but seeing a mouse scoot across your kitchen floor at 2 a.m. can cause even the heartiest of people to jump up on a chair and screech like a little girl. Nobody needs this.
So, if you are seeing signs of mice in your home, Witt Pest Management will work hard to completely eliminate them and seal them out. And if you are NOT seeing signs of mice, Witt can do a thorough inspection to make sure there are none hiding, multiplying, and bringing hidden threats into your home. Either way, Witt can help. Reach out to us today.