House mice are everywhere! This little pest has been known to cause infestations in homes across America. They’re so common, you may think that there is nothing new left unknown about them – but don’t breathe easy just yet because we have some interesting news for all animal lovers out here:
In addition to being pesky creatures who love food and household gadgets (I can vouch), house mice also carry diseases like plague which could be easily passed on through fleas living on their bodies or by direct contact with infected saliva during bites; this leads many people’s lives into disarray when they try removing these furry friends without knowing what kind of disease sits underneath those fur tags—or worse yet…whether it will work at curing your problem.
Here are 8 Facts you probably didn’t know:
1. If you have a mouse infestation, rest assured you are not alone.
Mice typically enter our homes between October and February, looking for food. If you have a winter home or business it’s important to take precautions against these pesky creatures so they don’t cause any damage! Many people deal with mice issue just know Spire Pest of Richmond is here to help you are not alone.
2. Mice have big appetites.
Although the average mouse is smaller than most other animals, it still manages to eat 15-20 times per day. There preference leads them into building their home is near food sources and because of this need for constant nourishment they have been known as “fat” or furry little guys!
3. They are little gymnasts.
Mice are agile climbers and jumpers who can scale vertical walls with ease. They’re also good swimmers, allowing them to navigate through plumbing systems without difficulty! To keep these pesky pests out of your kitchen pantry foods: store all items in hard plastic containers sealed tightly at the lid; don’t allow food storage near water sources (mice love wet stuff); bait stations work well too but they must be used correctly – read instructions carefully before applying.
4. They are little Houdinis!
The tiny mouse can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks and holes, but they’re not welcome in your home! Seal up any opening on the exterior with a silicone caulk that is designed for just this purpose – it’ll keep those pesky critters out. You may also want to fill gaps inside as well so there’s no room left over for them (and their germs).
5. They have relatively short lifespans.
Mice are often found in the wild, and they usually live for about five months. However; if you keep them indoors with proper care their life span will increase up to two years!
Mice have been bred over time by humans so that some can survive where there was once only prey- Specialized diets allow certain types of mouse populations thrive while others would normally die off without warning.
6. They spread more germs than you know.
The list of diseases mouse might be carrying is longer than you think!
Mice can carry as many human pathogens, including ones that cause Hantavirus and Salmonella. But there’s more-the little creatures also transmit 200 other illnesses such things like plague or yellow fever virus without our knowledge because they’re so small and quickly moving around places where people live together in close quarters conditions (like an apartment).
7. Mice are not potty-trained.
House mice are the number one cause of house mouse infestations, as they produce between 40 and 100 droppings per day. In addition to this constant outputting (and urinating) micro-droplets everywhere; these pests also leave behind larger traces such as urine smells or even worse—vomiting!
Mice aren’t known for being adorable though – so if you want your home free from pesky little creatures like this then make sure all food sources have been closed off before tackling any type rodent problem in its infancy by calling Spire Pest of Richmond Va (804)396-2407.
One mouse can turn into many mice…quickly!
Mice reproduce at an alarming rate, so it is important to contact a pest control professional as soon if you spot one in your home. Female house mice give birth when they are only two months old and can have up 12 babies every three weeks – meaning that with 150 offspring per year there may already be more than enough problem-makers roaming around! Spire Pest of Richmond Va knows time is of the essence and you need to get a handle on mice as soon as possible as an infestation could be in the future. Give us a call(840)396-2407.