Some people think mice are cute, while other people feel like running and screaming at the sight of one. However, no matter how you feel about mice, you don't want to have them in your home. You are going to want to stay diligent when it comes to watching for signs of mice. They can end up inside any home, no matter how new it is or how clean it is kept. Once inside, they can wreak havoc, and they can soon cause an infestation. Here are some examples of reasons why you don't want to live with mice:
Mice can be very destructive
Mice can do a lot of chewing as they collect materials to make their nests. They don't care what they gnaw and chew as long as they can use it as additional nesting material. This means everything from your furniture and belongings to your walls and wiring will be put at risk. While damage to your furniture and belongings is bad enough, your real problems come when they have chewed the wiring in your home. Unfortunately, this kind of damage to the wiring brings an extreme fire risk to your home.
Mice go to the bathroom everywhere
Mice aren't housebroken, and they will leave little trails of their droppings and urine wherever they go. This means you may find their excrement in your cupboards, right along with your food. It can even get into your clothing, your makeup drawer, your furniture, and anywhere else where the mice have traveled. One mouse can leave dozens of pellets around your home in a single day. When you find their nest, you'll likely find a mound of pellets. Not only is this disgusting, but it also poses a health risk to those in the house.
Mice will hoard all kinds of food
Mice will go after all kinds of food including pet food, seeds, crumbs, pieces of collected scrap, and more. They will take this food and hoard it somewhere for later. This can lead to bad odors, but more importantly, it can lead to the attraction of even more pests in your home that come after that little stockpile of food.
Any signs of mice at all should warrant a call to the pest control company. If you don't act as soon as you suspect a problem, then you may find yourself dealing with a full-blown infestation. Not only will they be harder to get rid of by this time, but there will also be more damage done. TO learn more, contact a mice control service.