Mouse infestations can be awfully hard to control on your own. Mice are a remarkably resilient, hard-to-control pest. They reproduce quickly and can survive on very little food and water. Having mice in your home is more than just troublesome – it can be dangerous. Mouse droppings and urine can spread diseases like hantavirus and salmonellosis, which may contaminate the food you and your family eat.
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Mouse Prevention Tips:
- Throw out any paper or cardboard you have lying around your house. Mice look for these kinds of fibrous materials to build their nests.
- Mice are attracted by even the smallest crumbs, so keeping your sink, counters, and other surfaces clear of food is crucial to keeping mice away. Wipe down all surfaces in your kitchen and clear out the sink before you go to bed each night.
- Clear away pet food immediately after your pet is finished eating.
- Maintaining a sanitary home is essential. While keeping a clean, sanitized home won’t necessarily get rid of a current mouse infestation, poor sanitation will attract even more mice to your home.
- Make sure to store all dry goods in tightly sealed containers and store all produce in the refrigerator.
- Ensure that all your garbage cans – both inside and outside – have tight-fitting lids that are always replaced after use.
Facts about Mice:
- One adult mouse can excrete between 40-100 droppings every day.
- Mice can survive on very little food and can get all the water they need from their food.
- Mice have very poor vision but extremely good senses of hearing, smell, and touch.
- Over 30 species of mice have been identified worldwide.
- Mice are nocturnal.
- The most common species of mouse in the United States is the house mouse. In rural areas, deer and white-footed mice are also common and have been known to spread Lyme disease.
- House mice are able to have between five and ten litters of offspring a year, and each litter can contain between three and 12 pups.
- Mice have extremely flexible cartilage that allows them to squeeze through holes the size of a dime.