So, you spotted a rodent scurrying across your kitchen floor and decided you need to do something about it. That's totally understandable. However, if you've spotted even a single mouse out in the open, there's a good chance your home is crawling with the critters.
And you simply can't get rid of all these mice on your own. There are several reasons you should just leave mouse control to the professionals.
Signs of Mouse Infestation
Though you should never try to deal with a mouse infestation on your own, you should at least make sure you have one before calling a professional.
Tell-tale signs of a mouse infestation include:
- Small Bee-Bee Sized Droppings
- Scratch Marks
- Holes in Walls
- Chewed Wires
- Gnawed Plastic Items
- Shredded Paper
- Scurrying Noises in Walls
- Musty Odors
Dangers of Mice Infestation
While you may be willing to share a home with mice, that is definitely not a great idea. Though small, mice are dangerous carriers of parasites like mites and ticks.
Deadly pathogens can be transmitted through the bites of these vermin and through the urine and feces of a mouse. Other mice infestation health concerns include:
- Allergic Reactions
- Asthma Attacks
- Bacteria Infestation
Mouse Breeding Speed
Here's where mice really get you: their breeding speed. Once a mouse is pregnant, its babies can be born as quickly as five weeks. How many mice can are there in a single litter? Often over 10.
That quick gestation period means that a mouse can have multiple litters in a year. Even worse, its babies can actually breed when they're four to five weeks old.
That's why you shouldn't even begin to try getting rid of mice on your own. Their dangers and sheer breeding success make them a problem that only a true professional can successfully treat.