Did you know that one female mouse can have 5 babies per liter? A female mouse can give birth to an additional 5 baby mice 10 times a year. During her lifetime female mouse can produce more than 160 babies. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Baby mice mature in just four weeks and can then start producing baby mice of their own. The result is that when you first hear the first sounds of mice in your attic you may think you have just one or two and so you might procrastinate. But stop and do the math and you can see that what starts as a single pregnant mouse in your attic could end up as thousands of mice in less than a year. For those of you who might live here only seasonally the math should be a big concern. If you don’t have the mice removed before you head up north you could potentially come back to a home that is overrun with mice who love to eat anything and they love to chew on everything including electrical wires.
Did you know why mice reproduce so quickly? It is a natural survival tactic. Mice are a food source for many predatory birds, owls and other mammals such as bobcats. These predators keep mice in check in their natural environment. So, if you have a couple of these predators living inside your home you may be okay. If not you might want to call the guys at Animal Removal and More Inc. because we are the top of the food chain.
Do you hear something running around your wall or ceiling? Have you noticed small droppings coming through any of your vents? Maybe you have seen droppings in your drawers or cabinets? You may have mice somewhere in your home. With mice, there is never just one mouse. You need to expect the possibility of multiple to hundreds to (you get the point) mice in your home which means they could literally be anywhere. They could be everywhere.
Did you know that, unlike other rodents that require a viable source of water, mice do not require a water source? You might be asking yourself, “what do they drink?” excellent question and the answer is, mice can get enough water from the foods they eat. Mice are nibblers. That means instead of gorging on one food mice will nibble on a little of this and a little of that.
You also probably know mice can get in your house from pretty much any tiny space that they can find! From small breaks in the roof to a hole in your drywall, they will always find a way in. A mouse can easily get through a hole the size of a dime. Are you thinking about all the many places around the outside of your home that has small little cracks and openings. We can help you find them and fix it. Once and for all. What you may not think about is that mice can get in your cars as well as your house. They are notorious for chewing on wires and completely stripping them. Although they may seem like innocent little rodents, they can do hundreds to thousands of dollars of damage to your home or your vehicles.
Did you know mice are very curious? It’s true. This makes a single mouse easier to remove than, let’s say, a rat. But it is not just catching mice that is the trick it is getting control of a mouse explosion and keeping it from happening again that takes an expert like the guys at Animal Removal and More.
Like other rodents, mice can carry some serious diseases that you need to be aware of, like the hantavirus. You may think if you remove the mice you have removed the threat. Unfortunately, you need to know the threat is still in their droppings they have left all around your home. We can take care of it all from removal of the pest to cleaning up to sanitizing to deodorizing to re-insulating and sealing the entry points, we are the very best one-stop-shop for any animal and pest removal. Please give us a call if you have any speculation of mice in your home or place of business, and we will get them taken care of right away!