While there are several different species of mice in the wild; the house mouse has his name for its tendency to seek shelter in homes; especially within walls and attics. Adult house mice are usually a dusty gray color with cream-colored bellies; and can range from 2.5-3.75 inches in length.
Despite their unassuming appearance; house mice are infamously known for their adaptability to harsh conditions and rapid breeding. One female house mouse is capable of producing up to 35 babies each year. Keep reading to learn more, including information on the removal of mice in your walls or attic.
The risks when trying to get rid of mice
Preventing house mice from invading your home is crucial. Not only is a rodent infestation a nuisance; it can also lead to several serious health risks. House mice can carry bacteria, spread diseases and contaminate food.
Particles of their feces and urine can even become airborne; further spreading disease and potentially triggering asthma or allergy symptoms. Because house mice defecate so often; their droppings can accumulate quickly in hidden spaces within your home; like the interior of walls and attic spaces.
House mice can also unknowingly bring in other pests with them, including:
Which can also carry bacteria and diseases into your home.
If you suspect a mouse infestation in your home; be sure to watch out for signs of activity such as droppings, urine staining, or damaged food containers. We recommend contacting a professional for proper removal of mice from within walls; attics, and other parts of the house. If you or a member of your family begins showing symptoms of an illness; that is associated with rodents, promptly seek medical attention.
If you suspect you have a house mouse infestation in your home; be sure to seek professional assistance immediately. Licensed pest control professionals are trained on how to quickly and safely get rid of mice; in your walls, attic, or anywhere else in your home. Visit our Find a Pro page to find a pest professional in your area.
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