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Damage Mice Cause Inside New England Homes


Fall is a beautiful time of year in New England with crisp air and clear skies. It is often accompanied by the wonderful fresh scent of apples and pumpkins. It is also the time of year that pushes mice inside our homes for warmth, food, and water.

 Mice love our homes as much as we do, but unfortunately, mice cause a lot of problems and have no business residing with us. Mice are filthy rodents that carry germs, bacteria, and parasites--not only on their bodies but in their urine and feces as well. All it takes is for one or two mice to walk across a food surface to put humans and pets at risk for a disease. They are known to spread Salmonella and the hantavirus, as well as other illnesses. In addition, mice are avid chewers so that they can keep their incisors at a reasonable length. This makes it possible for them to do a lot of damage to your home, furnishings, and personal belongings. They also have the potential to cause flooding or to start a fire if they gnaw on plumbing pipes or electrical wires in your home.

 In order to prevent mice from getting inside your home in the first place, you should block all entry points. Mice are capable of entering a hole or gap the size of a dime and can gain entry around utility wires too. Inside, clean up food and drink spills immediately, keep foods in airtight containers, and take out your garbage on a regular basis. Outside, keep tight-fitting lids on your trash cans, and keep a tidy yard that is free of debris that would attract mice. You should also keep woodpiles a good distance from your home as these make a great place for mice to hide.

 With all of the dangers that mice pose, it is important for homeowners to seek professional help to eradicate an infestation completely. A professional pest control service can also help keep mice from coming back.

 So, as soon as you see a mouse, mouse droppings, damaged food packaging, or hear scratching coming from the walls or attic spaces, call on Big Blue Bug Solutions in New England. As with any problem, it is best to get the help you need before it gets out of hand.

We have a number of residential pest control options available, contact us today to learn more.