Although they are cuter than their relative, the rat, mice are just as problematic to have in your house. If not removed quickly, a couple of mice living in your home can turn into dozens and dozens in the blink of an eye. The most effective way to deal with mice living in your home is to enlist the help of a removal expert, like those at Critter Control® of Sarasota.
There are two factors which make mice one of the critters most effective at infesting homes:
- The gestation period of mice is only about 20 days
- Mice reach sexual maturity anywhere from 40-60 days
These two factors combine to make mice prolific at multiplying their population. They can have litters of pups early and often. Theoretically, just one female mouse could have over 150 babies a year! If you don’t take care of your mice infestation as soon as possible, it can quickly get out of control.
Diseases Transmitted by Mice
Mice will infest your house because it provides them with ample food, water, and shelter for survival and reproduction. As they get comfortable and multiply, they pose a serious threat to your health and can endanger the structure of your home. The following are but a few of the many diseases which you could contract from an infestation of mice:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
These diseases are primarily spread through their feces, but you could also catch them from handling the animal itself. Often, their feces contaminate water or food to cause the disease, but sometimes just breathing in dust around them is enough to cause an infection.
A mice infestation is a major problem that needs to be dealt with immediately. If you think you might have mice in your home, call Critter Control® of Sarasota right away. They have experience in removing animals of all kinds from homes and can also help clean up any messes and repair any damage caused by a mice infestation. Call 941-355-9511 today to schedule an appointment.