How Bad Can One Little House Mouse In My New Jersey Home Really Be?

February 21, 2020


First things first. Chances are good if you have one house mouse, you have more hiding in the nooks and crannies of your New Jersey home. Mice cause damage to your home and pose health risks for your family. A single mouse can leave up to 75 droppings per day along with a constant flow of urine throughout the house. The droppings and urine often carry ringworm, tapeworms, Salmonella, or Rickettsia pox. The mice themselves carry lice, fleas, and other assorted bugs, many of which harbor and transmit serious diseases on their own, thereby increasing the dangers to anyone living in a home infested with mice. Furthermore, the dander of the mouse can cause allergies and instigate asthma attacks in those who have asthma.

two mice eating cheese in pantry

What Is A House Mouse?

A house mouse is a small rodent that has a pointed snout, large round ears, and a long, hairy tail. It is one of the most common and plentiful species of mice. This is typically the kind of mouse people bring into their homes as pets because the pet-store varieties are tamer than their wild counterparts. While we’re focusing on the house mouse in this article, keep in mind that much of the information that applies to house mice also applies to other mice as well.
 

One House Mouse Can Do Extensive Damage

How bad can one little house mouse be? A single house mouse is capable of delivering a great deal of damage to your home, including chewing on furniture, chewing through wires, and destroying drywall and insulation. Mice will chew on just about anything they find useful to build their nests. Believe it or not, they can cause structural damage to your home, particularly behind walls. The nests themselves pose health risks and sanitation problems in the home as well.

Imagine The Damage Associated With A Family Of Mice

Chances are there are many male and female mice in your home. Since mice breed all year long and a single female can have five to ten litters per year, with an average of six to eight baby mice per litter, a small family of mice can multiply very quickly in a short period of time. Given these statistics, you can see how a mouse problem is often bigger than it appears. With more house mice comes more disease and destruction. Furthermore, as these rodents multiply, the problem becomes impossible to handle on your own with do-it-yourself methods such as traps or poisons. 

Professional Pest Control Is The Answer

There are some precautions you can take to keep mice from getting inside. Begin by blocking any openings in your home where mice may enter. Be mindful that mice can get into your home through the smallest openings, so it is important to be vigilant. Secondly, do your best to reduce clutter. Keeping newspapers, clothing, and other nest-making materials off the floor and tucked away can also be helpful in reducing the risk of mice from entering your home. 
 
A common wild house mouse likes warmth, food, and shelter. Denying these essentials will reduce your chance of developing a mouse problem, but it doesn’t guarantee these pests will stay away. 
 
If you suspect a house mouse problem, it’s time to call professional pest control experts in New Jersey to help. Amco Pest Solutions is the best choice when you need to eliminate a mouse problem in your New Jersey home. Call us at 888-593-4948 for a free quote and to see how we can help solve your house mouse problem today. Our professional pest control team can make your New Jersey home mouse-free once again.




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