Cartoons may portray them as cute, but for homeowners, mice are pests that you never want to see. Mice can be a health hazard and carry disease, and the fall is a particularly popular time for them to try and enter your home.
At Greenside, our pest control services include rodent extermination that covers mice and several other larger rodents. Here are some basics on why mice are dangerous in the home, why they often become more aggressive during fall, and how you can help prevent them during this season.
Mice are threats to both your home and the health of you and your family. They chew and gnaw on things to find ways into structures, then build nests in hidden areas you can’t see. They’ll chew on just about anything – paper, fabric, drywall and even wires. They can cause fire hazards when they chew wires, on top of the standard damage they create.
From a health standpoint, mice are a risk. They often carry diseases, and you don’t have to touch or be bitten by one to be at risk. Sweeping their feces up on the floor can actually release dangerous diseases into the air.
Mice become more aggressive in the fall for one simple reason: Temperature. It’s starting to get colder, and mice are looking for a place to find shelter and live in peace. They’re most active at night, and can damage your home and leave feces in bad areas without you even being aware of it.
There are a few things you can do to help prevent mice in the home in the fall:
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