Twas the month leading up to Christmas and all through your house, not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse. While the mouse wants to be nestled, all snug in its bed, visions of an exterminator getting it out should be dancing through your head. Mice are not creatures you want to share your home with, even during the holiday season. Here are a few reasons you want to send this pest packing, and fast.
Mice Carry Diseases
Rodents are dirty creatures that are sure to find themselves on Santa's naughty list. Rodents, including mice, can carry up to 35 different diseases that can be transferred to humans. And the pests they carry, such as fleas and ticks, can transmit even more diseases. In addition to transferring the diseases to you or your family, they can infect your pet with diseases as well. Some of the types of diseases that mice, rats and other rodents can carry include hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, the plague and tularemia. Getting these pests out of your home quickly helps protect yourself, your family and your pets against a variety of germs, bacteria and diseases.
Mice Can Cause Damage
Another reason why you will want to call an exterminator if you see a mouse is because mice can cause a lot of damage to your home. Mice love to chew wood, claw up insulation and eat through wires. Not only can this cause your bright Christmas lights to stop working, but it can cause significant damage to your home. Mice can fit through small holes in your walls, siding, baseboards or wood. And since they like to hide, you may not see the damage they are causing behind your walls, in the attic or in your crawlspace until their is significant damage. Removing the pest quickly can help minimize the damage they do.
The last reason why you will want to call an exterminator to get that mouse out of your home is because mice can make your home smell. And when Santa makes his grand arrival at your house, the last thing you want is for it to smell. If a mouse has been living in your space for some time, you may begin to smell the mice urine, mice feces or even the scent of deceased mice rotting. And since mice can crawl into small spaces, they can get into your ventilation, which can cause the scent to spread through your home quickly. The faster you get them out, the less likely it will be that they will make your home smell foul.
If you see that mouse stirring in your house, or you see signs that one is present, you will want to call an exterminator or mouse and rat pest control company quickly. They can work to trap or catch the mice so all will be calm and bright in your home this holiday season.Share