When temperatures drop and winter kicks in, many pests show up in winter, including mice that sneak into our homes through any crack or crevices to survive the extreme weather conditions, and our house is always warm and filled with food sources. Mice spend a long time in our house scouting for the most ideal and hospitable location where they can spend the nasty weather. That said, these unwanted houseguests don’t come alone, they bring along a host of diseases with them. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rats and mice can spread over 35 different diseases.

But winter won’t last forever?

So, if you think;

mice problem in your house will go away as soon as it is time to throw off the winter coat

mice will pack up to move outside to their summertime nests,

Then keep scrolling to find out the truth.

Will Mice Really Leave?

Unfortunately, they do not intend to leave just because it is springtime, and the weather is warming up. They have worked hard to set up their shop in your home and find out all the ways through the walls and into kitchen areas. They have access to all the food and water sources. They have no reason to move out. Moreover, with all the open entry points to your home, mice can come and go at their own free will. That can venture outside all day and return at night. So once mice have established themselves in your home, the chances are less that they will be moving out of your home unless they are forced out.

What Problems Does Mice Bring Along with Them?

Mice gnaw on things to wear down their teeth. They chew holes through plastic, electric wires, and wood which ends up sparking a fire, disturbing the insulation, and damage other stored belongings.

They scurry around filthy places and feed on trash bins. They walk on food prep surfaces and leave their urine and feces everywhere they go, which can cause illness in humans.

Mice can spread some deadly diseases such as hantavirus, a lethal respiratory condition whose symptoms include fever, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, chills, abdominal cramps, headache, muscle aches, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Mice carry parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and mites, which bring different problems into your home. The presence of mice with ticks exposes humans to Lyme disease. Moreover, pets may develop a disease like cat-scratch disease, tapeworms, and flea allergy dermatitis when exposed to fleas that mice carry.

How to Get Rid of Mice?

If you are thinking to try DIY methods to get rid of these pernicious rodents, it may not work as mice will hide if they feel threatened. While it may appear like you got them all, the truth is different. They are still there, lurking in your walls–and multiplying. The best you can do is reach out to pest control professionals at the earliest because the longer you wait, the more harm they can cause to yourself, your family, pets, and your property. They can also create a fire hazard. Pest control professionals will inspect your house thoroughly and provide treatment plans to keep your home mouse-free.

The Bottom Line

Mice are disease-carrying rodents who feel at home once they have established themselves in your home. They won’t move out of your home at any time of year unless you throw them out with the help of pest control professionals. If you spot a mouse or any other rodent in your home, do not wait any minute. Call us today!