“The ridiculous thing is that we have a cat. With a cat, there should be no mice. I’ve seen Tom & Jerry. I know how things are supposed to work,” Colin said. “But still, there are mice in the house and my wife is not happy.”
As a professional pest control company, let us take a moment to speak up on behalf of cats everywhere. While some cats are truly gifted hunters, keeping a home mouse free is a big job. Field mice – by far the most common mice in the Cape Cod area – can have ten litters of young in a single year. And each litter can have up to 14 mice. The common house mouse, which is well-established but not native to North America, can have even more offspring. Having just one breeding female in your home can rapidly lead to an overwhelming mouse infestation. Most of the time, there’s more than one breeding female.
Many times, mice hang out in places where family cats aren’t allowed to go – like kitchen countertops, food storage areas, and places in the basement and attic that aren’t exactly pet-friendly. So this does make it difficult for the cats to take care of the mouse problem for you.
However, the pest control company can go where your cat can’t. Using safe, pet and family friendly products, professional exterminators identify and eliminate mice nesting and breeding areas. Adult and developing mice are quickly and humanely removed, and individualized solutions are put into place to keep the mice from coming back.
Because mice infestation in our region is largely a seasonal problem, it’s not uncommon to see either a mouse or signs that a mouse has been in your house during the holiday season. If you’re not entirely sure if you have mice but you suspect you do, have your local mice control company do an inspection. They know exactly what to look for and if you do have mice they will find and get rid of them.