Ever get up in the middle of the night for a midnight snack, and see or hear a mouse scurrying along a wall in the kitchen? Or have you seen mouse droppings in the back of a drawer or holes in your cereal boxes? You may decide to ignore it, as they don’t seem harmful, but in reality, they truly are. We’ll explain why!
Why it is Important to Not Live with Mice
Wild mice, the ones that get into your home, are exposed to many dirty things, and they have the ability to expose you to them too. When they get into dumpsters and pick up harmful bacteria on their fur, or in their bellies, they bring them into your food storage areas, onto your plates and silverware, and onto your counters. When they run around outside, they can pick up lice, mites, ticks, and fleas, and bring them in through the holes they’ve chewed in your house. These are just a handful of reasons why it is never a good idea to live with wild mice.
Why it is Imperative to Deal with Mice Fast
Humans are pregnant for nine months before giving birth. One mouse, on the other hand, can turn into many mice very quickly. Gestation for a female mouse is about 20 days. At that point, she gives birth to a litter of mice that can include between 3 and 14 young–but, on average, it is about 6-8. That female can have a litter like this 5 to 10 times each year. New females in these litters reach sexual maturity in about 6 weeks, but they are able to copulate as early as just five weeks. That means, in under 2 months, you can go from having one litter of mice in your home to having several.
Spot a mouse, mice, or evidence of these rodents? Call us today!
Before mice have a chance to build their population in your home, reach out to experienced professionals, such as Alexandria Pest Services, and have them removed. We’ll make sure every mouse is gone and that measures are taken to prevent future infestations! Call Alexandria Pest Services at 703-923-0925 to schedule a professional evaluation. We can help you get rid of these invaders in your home or office!