Don’t you wish life was more like a Disney cartoon sometimes? It would be super if mice in real life were like Mickey Mouse – friendly, helpful, and entertaining.
Unfortunately, the real life mice that may have made their way into your Duxbury home aren’t like that. In fact, the common house mouse can do a lot of damage.
What kind of damage can mice do? As a Duxbury pest control company, we can tell you what we’ve seen: lots and lots of chewed electrical wires. Damaged electrical wiring is one of the most common causes of structure fires. Mice are no joke – a single family, which consists of a mother and her four to six children, can do enough damage to your home’s wiring to cause your house to burn down.
The other concern with mice is disease. A mouse can look perfectly healthy – especially to your kids who want to pick it up and play with it like it was a pet – and still be responsible for spreading many deadly viruses, including the hanta virus and even Bubonic plague!
Mice primarily spread diseases through their droppings, and they poop everywhere. Mice in your kitchen leave droppings on countertops, in the cabinets with your food and the dishes you eat off of – they don’t care. Any room you’ve seen a mouse in it’s safe to assume there are mouse droppings somewhere in that room. This is a health hazard for your family.
Luckily, it is possible to get the mice out of your house and make sure they stay out. Mice aren’t magic: they can only get into your house if there’s a route from the outside in. Pest control companies specialize in keeping the mice out. Here in Duxbury, we provide mice exclusion recommendations as part of our rodent remediation services.