Ever heard the term ‘small but mighty’? When it comes to mice infesting your home, this is the perfect phrase to describe them. Many homeowners find it hard to believe that such a tiny critter is capable of being a danger to them and their home. But the reality is that despite the size of mice and their almost cute appearance, mice are a dangerous pest and a pose a threat when they invade residential dwellings. It only takes a small crack or hole on the exterior for a small mouse to squeeze their way right in. And as long as they have what they need for survival - food, water, and shelter, mice will begin to rapidly multiply. You see, mice are considered to be commensal creatures, which means that they thrive in human environments thus making our home a perfect place especially when it gets cold in the Midwest. Some of the dangers of mice breaking and entering our homes include:
- Contamination from their droppings and urine.
- Spread of bacteria and diseases including Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
- Damages to the structure of the home as well as to furniture and personal belongings from their constant need to chew.
- Risk of fire from gnawing on electrical equipment.