You might think having a mouse or two in your house is no big deal. Really, how much damage can a couple of mice do to your house? Besides, they are kind of cute and they basically stay away from you. There is nothing to worry about.

A mouse infestation is definitely something you don’t want. Mice are destructive and disease-ridden and will cause problems to be sure. Earthwise Pest Management, your rodent control experts in Sacramento, offers the reasons why you don’t want a mouse infestation.

Health Concerns

Yes, even here in North America, mice are more than just a nuisance, they can be a serious health risk. Mice can carry harmful bacteria and contagious pathogens. So if you wish to avoid hantavirus, salmonella and bubonic plague, keep your home free of mice.

Major Appliances

That is a nice, modern refrigerator you have there, it would be a shame if it was damaged. But that is just what mice will do. They get in there and gnaw on cords and leave droppings all over the place. It can get pretty expensive having to replace your major appliances because of damage caused by mice.

Ventilation

Mice like to nest and breed in quiet places, including your ductwork. The result of this is a foul odor coming from your vents and traveling all through your home. And just think about how gross your vents are when overrun by mice.

Attic Insulation

Mice love hanging out in your attic and chewing up your insulation. Once this happens, you can expect your heating and cooling bills to go up. You can also expect to spend money replacing the damaged insulation. Not cool.

Gnawing Away

Mice have to constantly gnaw on things because their teeth never stop growing. The thing is that they love gnawing on just about everything. From wood to plastic to cardboard, mice will chew on just about everything.

If they get into your crawlspace or attic, they will chew the stuff you have stored in there. They don’t care that your Superman comic book collection is worth money, they will shred them up anyway.

It doesn’t stop with the things in your attic and crawlspace. Mice will get into your closets and chew up your shirts and jeans. They will also chew up carpet, soft furnishings and upholstery.

Fire Hazard

When mice begin chewing on electrical cords, they become a fire hazard.

They Breed Rapidly

You might only have a mouse or two at the moment, but that will change rather quickly. Mice reproduce at a high rate which means that a couple of mice will turn into a bunch of mice in just a few short months.

Contaminated Food

Make no mistake about it, sooner or later mic4e will find and invade the food in your kitchen. They will chew through packaging and get to your flour, cookies and potato chips. Not only is this a waste of money, but it can also be a health hazard.

If you are suffering an infestation, give Earthwise Pest Management a call.