According to PestWorld, mice infest an estimated 21-million homes each winter, with effects to not only our health but the health of our home as well. Mice and other rodents want to stay warm too, and for many, that means finding their way into our homes for shelter. Along with being carriers of numerous viruses, mice can also have a devastating effect on your home.
Risks to You and Your Family
Rodents such as rats or mice can pose a threat to the health of you and your family. These rodents reproduce very fast, so a few mice can turn into an infestation quicker than you might think. They can spread a number of viruses and diseases through their feces, which can be harmful when dried and breathed in, and they can also contaminate food and infect people that way. These viruses and diseases include hantavirus, the bubonic plague, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever. All of these can create serious health problems for those affected. You can find more information about the diseases transmitted by rodents here.
Risks to Your Home
Mice, rats, and other rodents can become a big problem in your home, causing costly repairs and extermination fees. Rodents like to burrow into anything they think will make a good nest for their babies, including old furniture cushions, insulation, and even old boxes of clothes. They will also chew anything they may find helpful in creating a nest, which could also mean they chew through insulation and wires to make way for their new home. Mice have also been known to make their nests in electrical appliances, which can pose a real threat of fire in your home. To help prevent rodents from infesting your home, take necessary precautions to help protect your home against them.
If you’re worried about a rodent and mice infestation in your home, right now or any time of the year, Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions is here to help. We’ve been the number one choice for pest control solutions in the mid-South since 1997, and continue to help residents keep their home rodent free. Give us a call today at 901-377-9915 to learn more about how we can help you come up with a solution to your pest problem, or visit our website to learn more about rodent infestations and how to identify the warning signs.