If you’re going to see a mouse in your house, it may be at this time of year. Mice can have babies at any time of year, but it’s in the spring when the warmer temperatures return to the region that they seem the most active. Because we provide pest control services, people often ask us if seeing one single mouse in the house is really a problem.
It’s Never Just One Mouse
Here’s the thing – seeing just one mouse doesn’t mean there’s only one mouse. Mice are extremely fertile animals. A single female mouse can have over 30 babies in a single year – and those babies grow up very quickly to have babies of their own. Mother mice do the best they can to keep their little ones out of sight & safe from danger. This means you can have ten or more small mice in your home and never even know they’re there.
Are Mice Dangerous? Yes.
Mice are adorable, no doubt, but they’re also dangerous animals to have indoors. Mice don’t generally bite or bother human beings, but they do spread germs and feces all over the place. This can make you, your family, or even your pets sick.
Getting rid of mice is difficult. Did you ever hear the saying “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door?” Today that phrase is often used in the the tech sector to talk about innovation, but back in the day, people worked extremely hard to develop the best technology to get rid of mice. Many of the mouse traps you find in the stores today are effective, but may not be something you want to use around your children or pets. Snap style traps can really hurt little fingers – important to keep toddlers away! And many children find it distressing to discover a mouse on a glue trap.
One way to have the mice removed from the home without using devices that imperil or distress the children is by working with your local pest control company. Mouse removal services help protect the health, sanitation and integrity of your property.