Some people find mice frightening, while others regard them as relatively benign pests. However, it is an unfortunate fact that rats and many species of mice are capable of carrying and spreading over 35 diseases. Additionally, many of these ailments can be transferred to humans through simple contact with rodent urine and feces. Other sources of infection can include indirect disease communication through mites, fleas, ticks and other parasitic bugs that prey on these otherwise harmless seeming animals.
There are several important signs of rodent infestation to know. Rodent droppings, tiny cylindrical pellets found in drawers, cupboards or pantries, are one of the most obvious indicators. Other traces may include evidence of nesting and burrowing activity, such as shreds of fabric, paper or dried plant matter. Other traces might consist of gnaw marks on or through walls, floors and food packages, as well as musty smells coming from sequestered areas in walls or other limited access areas of the home.
Those looking to prevent infestation should seal potential entry points, eliminate the vulnerability of stored foodstuffs, keep garbage receptacles contained and consider installing strategically placed traps.
If you think you may have a serious mouse infestation, it's usually best to call in the professionals. Contact Nick’s Pest if you need rodent control service today.
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