Date Posted: February 11, 2016
Category: Mice And Rodents
You walk down the steps into the basement in search of a particular item only to be met by an inquisitive little mouse. Maybe you stumbled into the kitchen in the middle of the night to get a drink of water and, when turning the light on, you see a mouse dive under the stove. Or perhaps you noticed a small number of suspicious black droppings about 1/4th inch long. You then discover a hole in the corner of the bread sack and realize that mice have found their way into your home. Is this justifiable cause for concern? The answer, of course, is a resounding YES!
There is nothing encouraging or healthy about the thought of mice taking up residence in your home or place of business. Rodents are very common throughout Rhode Island and can create a multiplicity of problems or issues for homeowners. The first concern and potential risk with having mice in the home is that their presence compromises the health and safety of the family. Mice are well known transporters of many different diseases, none the least of which includes Salmonella and Hantavirus. They are also carriers of many other diseases, bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
Mice are not neat freaks. They are not particular about where they urinate and will leave feces trails everywhere they go. They walk through the urine, drag their tail in it, and then climb up onto the kitchen counter and into the pantry or cupboards contaminating everything they touch. The dust in the air can even be polluted from mouse droppings.
Another characteristic of rodents is their fierce, fast growing front teeth. The length of these teeth can only be controlled by continual chewing. Unfortunately, they are not particular about what they chew. It could be the wooden baseboard, drywall, valuable heirlooms, or even electrical wiring. This, of course, causes cosmetic issues, structural damage, and the risk of fire from exposed electrical wiring.
Mice can run across the thinnest of wires and squeeze through small openings no wider than a dime. They love to nest in those cozy corners of the garage, basement, attic, and closets. Never make the mistake of thinking the mouse you saw running across the basement floor is the only mouse in the house! Mice stay in groups, breed quickly, and can cause a heavy infestation in no time.
This is not an easy infestation to correct on your own. It is prudent, at the first sign of mice, to contact Big Blue Bug Solutions and let our experienced team of professionals correct your mouse problem before it becomes epidemic. We will eradicate the mice then identify and repair any potential entry points to lessen the chance of future infestations. Our knowledgeable technicians will also educate you with prevention tips to ensure the health and safety of your family and home.