The Mice are Coming! Myth vs. Fact for Mice in Your Home.
The Mice are Coming!
With the recent cool dry weather, the liklihood of encountering a mouse or rat in your home looking for a comfortable place to spend the winter months has greatly increased.
Facts about Rodents:
- “It's only one little mouse”
Fact: Female mice can give birth to a dozen babies…..Every 3 weeks!!
- “My house is in great condition, mice can’t get in”
Fact: Mice can squeeze through a hole as small as a nickel
- “Our house is clean with no food left out”
Fact: Mice aren’t just attracted to food. They may need a warm place to nest or a source of water.
-“A mouse can’t reach my cabinets or countertops”
Fact: Mice can jump as high as a foot in the air allowing them to easily access kitchen counters and pantries
- "Maybe they will just stay in the attic" Fact: Mice and rats can foul insulation and chew through electrical wiring leading to expensive home repairs.
Stay tuned for next week’s blog on do-it-yourself tips for securing your home against rodents and when you may want to call a professional! If you have questions about rodent control please call or email us anytime!