“This is Jasper,” Lonnie said, holding up a fluffy tabby cat. “And over there, in the window, is Mr. Fluffypants.” The cute pair of felines are the delight of the Hingham homeowner’s life. “They give me unconditional love and companionship. We’ve been through a lot together,” he explained. “But what they don’t do is hunt mice.”
Lonnie noticed the tell-tale signs of mouse infestation in his home. “There were droppings on the shelf in the pantry,” he said. “And normally of course, the cats don’t go in the pantry. So I started leaving the door open, thinking they’d explore and eliminate the issue.”
Don’t Blame The Cat – Mice Are Very Fertile!
As mouse control providers in Hingham, we were not surprised to hear that Jasper and Mr. Fluffypants did not excel at rodent removal. While some cats are excellent hunters and mice do have an innate adverse reaction to the scent of a cat, the fact is that simply having a cat is no guarantee that the household is mouse-free.
One single female mouse can produce dozens of baby mice over the course of a year. This means that all it takes is one mouse that’s confident or foolhardy enough to escape the cats to get an infestation established. And once you have several breeding females in your property, no cat is going to be able to eliminate all of the mice on their own.
Pet Safe Mouse Control Services
“Once I realized that Jasper and Mr. Fluffypants were not going to solve my mouse problem for me, I began to explore my options.” It was while shopping at the local hardware store that Lonnie realized some pest control products are not recommended for use in households with pets. “My life would be absolutely wrecked – I would be devastated – if I did anything that resulted in Jasper or Mr. Fluffypants getting sick or God forbid, killed. I can not take that kind of chance.”
It was at that point that Lonnie reached out to Hingham mice control services. There are absolutely mice control products and strategies that can, when implemented by a trained professional, be used with absolutely no danger to children or household pets.
“That made my decision simple,” Lonnie explained. “I had the professionals come in and fix the problem while the cats and I worked in the home office. No mice, no problem – highly recommended!”