Mice may look cute and furry as they appear in an animated movie. They roam all around your home and have a high chance of spreading infectious diseases to humans. Once they entered your house, it is more difficult to eliminate them without the help of a pest control company. Halton pest control is a reliable pest control company who are expert in eliminating Mice Burlington Ontario by using safe and efficient techniques. They are having experienced and trained professionals, who provide reliable mice control and extermination services in a quick and effective manner.
Even if you thought that you know everything about mice, there are different things that you may not know. In this article, we will discuss the facts that you didn’t know about mice.
Have the Ability to Squeeze Through Tiny Holes:
Mice have the ability to fit through tiny openings that are even smaller than themselves. Some mice can enter through gaps as small as 6 mm, which is smaller than half of a dime. This means mice can enter your home even through a small crack in the walls or floors. You can seal these gaps in order to prevent them from entering.
They Have Poor Eyesight:
Like other rodents, mice do not have perfect eyesight. They can be able to see best in dim light and they are color blind. Mice can see colors similar to a person with red-green color blindness sees colors.
Leave More Droppings:
Mice are small creatures that could leave more feces droppings. They can produce 40 to 100 droppings per day, and roughly 36000 droppings in a year. They also leave urine wherever they go in order to find their way back to their nest. The feces and urine of the mice can cause several infectious diseases and cause more health issues.
Carry More Pathogens:
Mice can make people and pets by spreading diseases and bacteria. More than 35 types of diseases are carried by the mice. Some of the main rodent-borne illnesses carried by mice are Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, tularemia, salmonellosis, leptospirosis, etc.
Their Teeth Never Stop Growing:
A mouse's teeth especially its two front teeth will never stop growing. This is because of their chewing process. Their teeth grow about 0.3mm per day and they need to chew on hard materials in order to keep them from growing too long. They almost chew every kind of material that includes cardboard, furniture, electrical wires, etc.
Female mice as young as two months can be able to breed and they have up to 10 to 12 babies every three weeks. One pair of mice and their babies can produce about 8000 new mice in a single year. This is why you need to take immediate action to get rid of this pest infestation.