Despite their cute, furry appearance, don’t be fooled because mice in the home are a serious issue. While they may not look threatening, mice are capable of causing a lot of problems when they have found a way inside of a home and taken up residence. Colorado homeowners in Denver and Boulder are finding that mice in Colorado are in fact a danger to the family and the home itself. At EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions, we have dealt with many rodent infestations and would like to explain why mice are a dangerous pest.
Mice have a constant need to gnaw because their teeth are continuously growing. This leaves cardboard boxes in storage, your belongings as well as timbers, insulation and as other building materials damaged.
If mice get close to electrical equipment including wires, they will surely begin to chew on them which could become a major fire hazard.
Since the mice are living inside of the home, their urine and droppings will spread bacteria and other harmful pathogens through the home. Some of these pathogens are even airborne so you don’t even have to actually come into contact with their excrement for it to cause you problems.
Food and food surfaces can be contaminated when mice come into contact with them. Mice are after food, that is a fact. They will be most active at night when the rest of us are asleep and they will be on the lookout for any crumbs, spills, or other accessible food sources. If you find any food items with gnaw marks, do not consume these items as they are likely contaminated.
Clearly, these little critters are up to no good when it comes to your home. So to help protect you, your family and your home from the damages and dangers of mice infestations, it is important that you have sealed off all possible mouse entry points on the exterior of the home and that you eliminate food and water sources they would be attracted to.
At EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions we offer Boulder and Denver, CO residents a rodent control plan that is sure to keep mice out. And, if other household pests are a problem, our home pest control services in Denver and Colorado will give you peace of mind that you are not sharing your space with any pests. Contact us today for more information on Colorado rodent control.