Mouse infestations aren’t something we actively invite into our homes. These destructive and disease-spreading pests are never welcome, but sometimes they make it into our homes without us even realizing they have arrived. They come in through tiny gaps in the exterior of your home and once they are inside, they search for a safe place to hide. They will look for undisturbed areas where they can build their nests and grow their families and then they will ransack our cupboards, searching for food. Having mice inside your home is more than a nuisance. From the pest control professionals at Wil-Kil Pest Control, here are 3 reasons why you don’t want a house mouse infestation:
- Mice will destroy belongings, chew drywall and even gnaw on electrical wiring. This can cause house fires and require expensive repairs to your home. Books, clothing, paper; anything that can be chewed up to create a mouse nest will be destroyed by invading mice.
- Mice are known for spreading serious diseases, including Leptospirosis, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Lymphatic Choriomeningitis and Salmonellosis. These diseases can be spread through mouse droppings and they can have serious effects on you and your family. Mice are also known for spreading fleas and ticks in your home.
- Rodents like mice have only a 20 day gestation period; this means just a couple of small mice in your home can become a large problem relatively quickly! Eliminating a rodent problem at the first sign is the best way to keep your home and family safe from these pests.
Here at Wil-Kil Pest Control, we often get calls from our customers regarding rodent infestations. They want to know “Are mice dangerous?” As you can see, these pests may not be directly dangerous, but having them in your home can be a danger to your family’s health and the safety of your home.
To eliminate a rodent problem quickly and effectively, contact us today in Milwaukee, Madison, Eau Claire, and surrounding areas in Wisconsin.