1. Mice Are Disease CarriersMice find their way throughout your entire home, so you might encounter them in a cupboard or see waste left on countertops or other surfaces. They nest anywhere possible, leaving behind an enormous number of droppings and urine. This is a problem because mice can spread serious diseases. Some types of mice carry the hantavirus, which is a potentially deadly pulmonary disease. Additionally, they spread lymphocytic choriomeningitis — which causes severe neurological conditions — and salmonella, a severe form of food poisoning. It’s important to seek professional help when dealing with infestations and clean up, so you don’t contract these diseases.
2. Mice Are Pest CarriersMice populations carry opportunistic pests, like fleas and ticks, into your living space. These pests also carry diseases, so mice expose you to other harmful health conditions indirectly. Ticks carry Lyme disease. If mice nest in your clothing or blankets, they can leave behind ticks that transfer to your body. Fleas are carriers of parasites and tapeworms and cause infestation and health problems when mice bring them into homes.
3. Mice Cause Home Structural DamagesMice are notorious chewers. They will eat through all types of building materials inside homes. Their teeth are essential for survival, so they chew anything in your home to keep this primary tool in tip-top shape. Mice gnaw on wood, paper, PVC pipes, siding, wires and fabrics. All mice engage in this behaviour, so an unchecked colony will eventually do so much damage to a home, it becomes structurally unsafe.
4. Mice Present Safety HazardsMice have an unfortunate appreciation for wiring. They like chewing on electrical materials, which leaves your residence vulnerable to fires. Skedaddle’s 35-to-50-point property assessment covers damages caused to your home by rodent infestations. You learn the repairs and restoration required to make your place safe again.
5. Mice Populations Are Hard to ControlIt can be expensive and difficult to eradicate mice infestations. If companies use the wrong techniques or strategies, animals or people could be harmed, and the problem is left unsolved. Trapping, poisoning and other ineffective DIY preventions leave behind toxins and smells that actually attract other rodents. We use a proven and guaranteed three-step system to safely remove wildlife:
- Assess and remove: We assess your property and design solutions that work for your situation.
- Clear and clean: We clean up messes left from animal intrusions and infestations and make sure your home is safe for habitation.
- Prevent and protect: We use humane exclusion techniques to get animals back to their proper environments and deter them from returning to your property.