Dangers Of Mice In The Home Or Business◀ Back To Blog
February 12, 2016
People go to great lengths and absorb exorbitant expense to take children and grandchildren to see the infamous Mickey Mouse. However, the mouse in your kitchen is not a fictitious cartoon character. In actuality, mice are very real and cause very real and serious issues. The truth of the matter is that rodents do not belong inside homes and businesses. Mice are known to cause a plethora of problems and expenses for homeowners and commercial establishments.
Mice have become very comfortable living around and depending upon humans for their source of food and shelter. Living in close proximity to people has caused mice to become less afraid and more dependent on humans. They develop an affinity to “human food” rather than foraging outside for food sources.
This increases the risk of significant health issues. Mice are known carriers of diseases, bacteria, parasites, and viruses. Salmonella and Hantavirus are just a couple examples of serious illnesses to which people are exposed as a result of mouse and rodent infestations. Mice will urinate and leave mouse droppings everywhere and then walk through it and drag their tail in it. They then promptly hop up onto the kitchen counter or table and contaminate the very surface on which your food is prepared. They walk across eating utensils and nibble on food items. This, of course, exposes you to all the diseases and viruses that accompany mice. Many pulmonary diseases have been contracted by breathing dust from mice nests that are laden with fecal matter and urine.
Health issues are not the only problems created by rodent infestations. Mice are natural chewers. They must be constantly chewing to control the growth and length of their front teeth. Mice are not particular about what they chew. It could be your valuable, prized heirloom; wooden baseboard; drywall; or electrical wiring. The structural damage and risk of fire from exposed wires can be very extensive and costly. Unquestionably, homeowners and business owners cannot afford to ignore mice infestations.
When it comes to something as serious as mouse infestation, the homeowner or business owner should not rely on DIY techniques. Avoid the risk of compromising the health of your family and contact Thomas Pest Services. We have 3 generations of experience in treating pests with proper tools and technology. Thomas Pest Services will eliminate your pest problems and prevent future infestations. Our mission is to provide high quality service experiences and guaranteed customer satisfaction by caring, engaged professionals. Homeowners can choose from a variety of plans that work best for their needs and fits within their budget. With Thomas Pest Services by your side, your mice problem will be a distant memory.
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