Hickory, dickory, dock, The mouse ran up the clock; The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory, dickory, dock.
Although this Mother Goose rhyme sounds quaint, there's actually nothing cute about having a mouse in the house. A mouse in the house is always bad news for three distinct reasons.
Three Reasons to Worry about Indoor Mouse Control:
Reason One: Mice contaminate food. Aside from allergy-inducing mouse dander, food contaminated with rodent urine or fecal matter can lead to bacterial infections and other food-borne illnesses. Since a favorite mouse hobby is to snack in your kitchen after hours, chances are high that if you have a mouse in the house, your food could become contaminated and you could become ill.
Reason Two: Mice damage structures. Make no mistake: mice in the home always lead to some sort ofeconomic damage. Due to gnawing, nest-building, and feeding habits, mice always do their fair share of damage. The sooner they're eliminated from the home, the more easily you can mitigate your losses.
Reason Three: Mice can spread diseases. According to the CDC, rodents can carry and spread up to thirty-five distinct diseases, all of which can be spread through bites, through contact with their waste and dander, or through contact with the rodents themselves.
All things considered, it's probably safest not to try to handle these animals yourself. If you own a home or a business, it's important to consider indoor mouse control. The best way to know that you are well-protected is through consulting with a pest-control professional.