Just One Mouse Is Too Many

Our friends at Adam’s Pest Control wrote an article on the reasons why just one mouse is too many.


A Mouse In Your Home

If you see a mouse in your home you may think, “It’s just one, it’s not that bad. I can live with that”, but it’s important to think beyond what’s in front of you. Seeing a single mouse means that others can enter the home through the same entry point that one did and it also means that there are likely many more that you are not seeing. As creatures of prey, they are excellent at hiding and staying out of sight. It can be hard to understand the extent of the infestation.


Mice Can Spread Disease

Mice are known for spreading disease-causing pathogens and contaminating food. Some diseases associated with mice are hantavirus, salmonellosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and leptospirosis. Addressing a rodent issue quickly means cutting down on potentially disease-causing droppings.

Mice Reproduce Quickly

Mice are prolific breeders and can multiply quickly. One female mouse has an average of 6 offspring per litter and 8 litters per year. If a rodent issue goes undetected, mice in a home can balloon in population rapidly.

Act Fast

So, if you see a mouse, it’s important to take action right away. You might be tempted to set a trap or put out poison, but these methods are not always effective. An unsuccessful attempt at DIY rodent control can exacerbate a rodent issue because it gives them more time to reproduce and become more populous.


The Best Way To Control Mice

The best way to deal with a mouse infestation is to call the professionals at CleanStart’s Pest Control. Our experts have the knowledge and equipment to identify where how mice are getting into a home and where the problem areas are. We solve rodent issues efficiently and effectively. Once the rodent issue is under control, we can provide preventative service to prevent future rodent issues from occurring. Book an inspection or give us a call for more information.