Mice and other rodents are genuine threats to your home and family’s health. They multiply quickly and defecate and urinate frequently and anywhere that they go. They chew and gnaw on household food, furnishings, and structures.
Ignoring the presence of mice and other rodents inside your home is a mistake. You need to pay close attention to the signs of any kind of rodent infestation. A cat or two can be very useful in helping to keep mice and other rodents on the run, but a
What do mice get into?
Because they are small and can get into very small spaces, mice pretty much go wherever they please. Mostly they look for food and places to hole up until they want some more food.
You might notice chew marks on the corner of a bag of sugar or flower inside your kitchen cabinets. You might see small dark droppings and wet spots on wood or paper or find those droppings in a corner of a room. Those are telltale signs of mice or other rodents infesting your home.
Mice often enter homes through small gaps at the bottom of doors and by crawling up and into exterior walls. They might chew a wider opening, but they mostly get into homes through very small gaps, spaces, and holes.
What damage can mice to to a home?
Mice could cause very significant and dangerous damage to your home. They chew on just about anything, including electrical wires. If a mouse chews into the insulator on one or more electrical wires in your home, it might eventually cause an electrical fire.
Mice often chew through wood, drywall, and insulation. Chewing on wood and relatively hard items helps to keep their teeth from growing too long. So mice and other rodents are prolific chewers of structural components inside your home.
Mice and Rodents Spread Disease
Mice droppings and urine can make your home smell very bad. They also can promote the spread of disease. Even the fleas that mice carry into homes could spread disease. Fleas spread by rodents have been a common cause of plagues over the centuries.
Because they spread disease and get into food supplies, mice and other rodents could threaten your family’s health. Young children and the elderly could be especially vulnerable to contracting diseases spread by mice and rodents.
It is important to obtain the services of an experienced and skilled local exterminator to get rid of the mice in your home. Cats certainly could help, but exterminators are your best bet.