During the cold months ahead you may experience unwanted pests. For example mice. If you have recently remodeled, had an addition built, or have moved recently. Mice are able to fit through a very small opening (6-7mm)!
If you feel like you may mice, do a visual inspection.
Check under your cabinets, where pipes and electrical cords come up from the crawlspace. These maybe visible in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and even a mud room. Mice can crawl up and enter through any small hole.
Droppings – The Hantavirus
Not Chocolate Sprinkles
If you see baby mouse droppings in your kitchen, you may think that they are chocolate sprinkles. Sadly, it is not likely. It is important to wear gloves to clean up any droppings you find. The Hantavirus can be in the droppings.
What is the Hantavirus? Hantavirus is a life-threatening viral infection spread to humans by rodents. Be careful. If the droppings are in a vacant room or area, wear a mask to block partials from going into your lungs.
It’s Never Just One
If you see one mouse, there are always more. Mice can breed year-round with one female able to produce five to 10 litters per year. With an average of six to eight babies per litter, a family of six mice can multiply into 60 over the course of three months.
Things Mice Destroy
Mice can also chew through soft concrete, wood (structure and furniture), drywall, rubber, plastic pipes, insulation, aluminum, and even gas lines. Mice will chew and eat through anything. They love oats and grains. Which means your pantry is not safe!
So do you “Got Mice?”
Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne.