Learning About Natural Pest Control

Learning About Natural Pest Control

Don't Let Their Looks Deceive You: Why You Need To Keep Mice Out Of Your House

by Norah Slieker

If you've discovered a mouse in your house, you need to act fast. Unfortunately, there's really no such thing as just having one mouse in your house. The mice found roaming through your home aren't like the domesticated ones you can purchase in the pet store. These mice can pose a serious threat to you, your family, and your home. Don't wait for the infestation. Here are three reasons why you need to contact an exterminator as soon as you find that first mouse.

They'll Eat You out of House and Home

When it comes to mice, they really will eat you out of house and home. They'll begin by finding their way into your pantry and cabinets, where they'll chew through packaging and eat your dry foods. They'll also chew through your drywall and your electrical wiring. Unfortunately, once they start chewing through the electrical wiring, this can increase your risk of electrical fires. Not only that, but once your wiring is destroyed, you'll need to go to the expense of having it all replaced.

They Reproduce Quickly

If you have a mouse in your house, chances are good that you have at least one more hiding somewhere. You might not realize this, but mice can actually give birth about once every 20 days. The larger the infestation, the more births that will be going on inside the walls of your home. To prevent a population explosion, you need to call an exterminator at the first sign of an infestation.

They're Bad for Your Health

Those wild mice that are living inside the walls of your home may look furry and cute, but they're actually carriers of some very nasty diseases. Each one of those wild mice could be carrying diseases such as hantavirus, lymphatic choriomeningitis, salmonellosis, and leptospirosis. You don't even need to come into contact with the mice to be at risk for those diseases. You see, those diseases are present in their urine and droppings. Not only that, but the fleas that are found on mice can also carry the diseases. They can contract the diseases by biting the infected mice.

Don't let their looks fool you. If you have mice in your house, you need to exterminate them as quickly as possible. Contact an exterminator and have them come out and eradicate the problem for you. To stop the mice from returning, be sure to arrange routine treatment with your exterminator.

For more information, visit sites such as http://molterpestandwildlife.com.


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Learning About Natural Pest Control

Hey everyone, my name is Silas. With two allergy prone children, I had to find natural ways to keep bugs from infiltrating our home. In this area, bugs tend to come into the house in droves as soon as the outdoor temperatures drop. When that happens, I'm forced to treat common areas to kill the bugs and keep them from growing in number. I want to share all of the natural pest control techniques I used to keep bugs out of our house. I will also talk about gentle commercial options available for heavy infestations. I hope you will visit my site on a regular basis to learn more.