While mice can be seen as harmless or even cute, they can do a lot of damage to your home or business. From first seeking warmth in your home to eating your food and damaging your home and furniture, a mouse or rat infestation is something that should be prevented at all costs. By knowing how quickly mice can multiply, you can act quickly to control the population, limiting the chances of an infestation.
Risks of Rodent Infestations
Rodents are notorious for transmitting serious diseases like salmonella, hantavirus and listeria through their droppings and urine. House mice can also bring other parasites into your home, like ticks and fleas that also pose a very serious risk to your family’s health.
How Often do Mice Reproduce?
Mice and rats can reproduce at an alarming rate. As early as four weeks of age, a mouse can produce a litter of half a dozen offspring and have up to 10 litters a year. Their gestation period is short, three weeks on average. To make matters worse, mice who live indoors can breed throughout the year, not only seasonally in warm weather. Before you know it, you have an urgent rodent infestation.
How Long do Mice Live?
Indoor mice can live for as long as three years. Given the rapid reproductive cycle and the longer lifespan of the animals, it is vital to address the rodents in your home as soon as possible to avoid a damaging infestation in your home.
What to do if You Have a Mouse Infestation
Don’t let a mouse or rat infestation get out of hand. It is advisable to avoid attempting to handle an infestation on your own, as you may unknowingly be worsening the issue. Instead, the solution to a mouse infestation requires the prompt and professional intervention of a specialized service like the team at ASAP Pest Control. Our team is experienced in the process of efficiently removing and resolving mice infestations.
Trust our Experts for Professional Mouse Removal
ASAP Pest Control serves homes and businesses throughout Southwestern Ontario. Since 2015, we have safeguarded residential and commercial properties from undesirable pests, like mice and other damaging rodents. Our professional pest control technicians are on hand to employ the latest technologies used in mouse and rat control services.
Our mission is to keep you comfortable in your environment. This high level of comfort involves putting our clients first. Our services are cost-effective, and we answer any and all questions you may have. Contact us today and let us help you take the first step in treating and resolving your mouse and rat control problem as soon as possible.