Rodent Removal, Control, and Prevention; How to Keep Mice Out of Your Home
Rodent removal, control, and prevention have been the topic of the day in Toronto. You may wonder, “Why is it that no matter what I do, mice get into my home?” Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many people wonder about that very fact.
The reason mice can get in, despite your best efforts to keep them out, is that their little bodies are extremely flexible. Furthermore, their sensitive whiskers act as sensors, telling them where and how they can squeeze through the cracks. That means, unfortunately, that mice can squeeze through holes and cracks that are much smaller than the dimensions of their bodies.
Mice Also Chew Holes to Make Them Larger
Once a mouse gets into your home, she or he usually gnaws the hole to make it larger, making it easier to escape quickly in case a predator-or you-comes after them. They can gnaw through drywall, wood, and a plethora of other substances to allow themselves and every mouse in their family into your home. And then they multiply.
More Mice, more Problems
One mouse may not be much of a problem, except for the mouse droppings that you have to clean every day. But once a pregnant mouse takes residence in your home, you’re in for a heap of trouble. To feed her family, the mouse will scavenge through your food supplies, leaving scat and urine in her wake. When we say family, we mean as many as 14 babies-in a gestation period that only lasts for a maximum of 30 days.
Furthermore, mice carry fleas. Those fleas can hop from the mouse to your pets. Those fleas also carry diseases, some as serious as the Bubonic Plague. Fleas bite the mice, and then hop aboard you or your pets. Once you are bitten, germs enter your bloodstream, making you susceptible to serious, even deadly illnesses.
Hantavirus, which causes severe respiratory problems, is also one of the more serious illnesses for which mice serve as vectors. This disease is especially worrisome because it is an airborne virus. That puts people at risk for inhaling the virus as they clean up the mess the mice make.
Rural people are even more at risk for Hantavirus, since the kind of mouse in which it the virus is usually found is the deer mouse, which lives in sheds and barns, as well as in homes located in remote, forested areas. Getting medical help quickly, essential for surviving Hantavirus, is more difficult for people who live in remote areas of Toronto. If you live in the Toronto and experience respiratory symptoms after cleaning the barn or cleaning up mouse scat in your home, don’t wait. Seek medical help immediately.
The bottom line is: you need to rid your home of these pests. They’re neither Mickey Mouse nor Mighty Mouse. They’re Danger Mouse.
Getting Mice out of Your Home
Although popular culture has made mice look harmless, as you can see, they are anything but. Outside, where their population can be controlled by nature’s food chain, they are little problem. When they come inside, however, you need to take action.
First, seek the help of a professional Rodent removal company in Toronto. Ask them to advise you on the best removal method that can help rid your home of these pests. They may even be able to advise you on alternate, humane methods that can get mice out of your home and back outside where they belong.
Your Pest and Rodent removal company can also provide an exclusion service, which can locate and seal off any cracks or holes that mice have used to access your home. Once that is done, the mice you release into the wild will not be able to return to your home. Another popular service of professional Pest and Rodent Removal Company is routine pest prevention/control service, usually on an annual basis. If you have a mouse problem, don’t hesitate. Call your local pest and rodent control service today; we are ready to assist you.
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