Questions About Mice:
Are mouse and rat infestations different?
Mouse and rats may seem similar, and you might think that they infest the home in similar ways, but the two animals are quite different. Rats are more dangerous than mice, because they are harder to remove from the home, but mice also spread dozens of diseases and cause damage. They are simply more curious by nature, which makes it easier to control them.
How do I know if I have a mouse or a rat infestation?
Correctly identifying the rodent species responsible for an infestation is an important part of the control process. Rats cannot be killed using mouse traps, and rat traps may be too big for mice. The best way to tell if you have a mouse or a rat infestation in the home, is to find droppings. Rat droppings reach about half an inch in length, and they look like black rice, while mouse droppings are much smaller, and they are more shapeless, and sometimes look like smears.
Are mice dangerous?
Both mice and rats are dangerous pests. They pose a health risk to the inhabitants of an infested building, and they will also cause damage to the home. For example, mice will often gnaw on electrical wiring, which can lead to power outages and even electrical fire hazards. Finding and repairing wires damaged by mice can be both labor intensive and expensive, so getting rid of the infestation as soon as possible is essential.
How do you get rid of a mouse infestation?
If you want to get rid of a mouse infestation, you have two options: going DIY, or hiring a pro. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, but going DIY is usually much less effective. This is because mice reproduce very quickly, and if you are not able to kill all the mice in one go, they will repopulate before you know it.
A pro will be able to implement the appropriate measures effectively, ensuring that the entire population is wiped out from the home. There are also other added benefits to working with a pro, such as the implementation of prevention measures, and the inspection process which will identify all the pest problems in the home. If you have a mouse infestation and you need some extra help to get it under control, contact us today.