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Mouse Damage in Your Home, Does Insurance Help You?

One of the things that can cause a huge problem in your residence are any rodents who have invaded it. This is especially true for mice since they can be quite a destructive and costly problem. The most important thing in this situation is to take measures on time. Do not wait because they multiply very quickly and, soon enough, you will have to deal with a large number of them and the whole process of removing them can last longer. So, the moment you notice something is not right, contact animal control professionals in Durham–this is always the recommended way of tackling such a problem.

The Damage Mice do to Your Home

Mice can be highly destructive once inside the home. They like to chew on wires, so, when they are in your walls, they have access to your electrical wiring. When wires become bare, the chances that they will spark a fire are increased. In addition to wires, mice can chew through wood, concrete, aluminum, drywall, plastic pipes, and much more. But, they are not only able to cause physical damage, they can also spread diseases like salmonellosis, listeria, and hantavirus. These are all deadly diseases which are spread through mice droppings, urine, saliva and nesting materials. With all of this in mind, you definitely should not postpone contacting an expert to deal with mice in your home.

Damage done by mice, can most times be very hard to detect. Full inspections are often required.

Is This Covered by Your Insurance?

Sometimes insurance companies will cover some of the costs related to your home rodent infestation, but this depends on what is written in the policy. When choosing a company, bear in mind that some of them do not cover damage since they consider that a mice infestation is caused by negligence – so, shop around and find a company and an insurance policy that does offer pest damage. On the other hand, some insurance companies can cover an incidental problem. This means that, if for example, they do not cover expenses for changing your chewed up wires, they may cover any possible fire damage caused by the exposed wires.

Don’t Ignore Your Mouse Problem

Ignoring a mouse infestation can be hazardous for your health and home. Mice multiple very quickly – over the course of three months, a family of mice can be multiplied into 60. Just imagine having that many mice in your home, how easily they can contaminate it and how quickly they can spread viruses. In order to prevent this from happening, it is better to get rid of them at the first sign of an infestation. Of course, this does not mean you should do this on your own. It is advisable to hire a professional wildlife removal company.

The Best Solution is Prevention

It is needless to say that prevention is a much better solution than any intervention later on. But if you already noticed there are mice in your home, getting in touch with a professional animal control provider for your Durham home is the best solution. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is the premier choice for wildlife control, and our qualified technicians will do the work thoroughly and effectively. We will first come to inspect your home and develop a customized strategy to solve your mouse problem. We will also clean and sanitize all areas affected by mice, and install measures to protect against any future invasions. Skedaddle is a great choice and you will not regret getting in touch with our professionals. Skedaddle is able to remove all kinds of rodents from your home without using invasive methods, so contact Skedaddle today and ensure your home is safe and sound.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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