House Mouse & Rodent Control; Chew Marks, Damage, Diseases & Bacteria
This is a wonderful time of year when family and friends come into your home to celebrate the holidays, enjoy and festive meal and exchange gifts with one another. While hosting loved ones is a highlight of the year, you may want to consider the possibility that you are also hosting a party you were not aware of. Winter time means that the temperatures outside can drop below freezing, and there are some unwanted guests that seek shelter within the walls of your home to escape the cold and enjoy the warmth the walls of your house easily provide. Winter rodents are excellent scavengers and will find a way to get into your home to keep warm this time of year.
House Mouse Facts
One of the most common rodents this time of year is the house mouse. Mice are small rodents that can fit through the smallest crack or crevice they find along the exterior of your home. Mice have the ability to fit through a hole the size of a dime, making a thorough inspection of your home necessary to keep mice away. Once a mouse gains access into your home, it will immediately begin searching for a reliable food or water source. This usually ends up being your kitchen, so make sure you keep your food stored tightly and fix any leaky faucets that you may have as well.
Mice Chew Marks & Damage to Homes
On first impression, the mouse may seem cute, soft and adorable; unfortunately this is not the case. Mice can cause more damage to you home that you are probably aware of. Mice can multiply fairly quickly, which makes a rodent infestation possible within the walls of your home. Mice have been known to chew through drywall, carpet and even electrical wiring, which can become a fire hazard.
Professional Rodent Control
Rodents that gain access into your home not only destroy the structural integrity of your home, but they can also spread dangerous diseases. A mouse, rat or other rodent can carry bacteria on their backs and in their hair. Dangerous bacteria can also be found in the feces, which if humans come into contact can cause extreme illness. The best way to defend your home from rodents this winter is to hire the services of a professional pest control company. Contact Ram Pest Control if you suspect that your home is being invaded by rodents. Regularly scheduled maintenance visits from Ram Pest Control will eliminate any and all pest and rodents form entering into your home this holiday season.