Winter pests can mean trouble for any homeowner, no matter how clean your home might be. Here at www.empirepestcontrol.co.uk we say that whilst basic hygiene practices can help to reduce the likelihood of an infestation, it does not mean your property isn’t vulnerable to an invasion.
During the winter especially, rodents can manifest and wreak havoc for a homeowner who isn’t prepared to deal with the situation. Mice in particular can be a prominent problem throughout this chilly season.
While mice are often deemed less harmful than rats, they should be treated as equally problematic. Mice come with many dangers, some of which you may be unaware of.
This blog post aims to shed light on some of the issues mice can bring about for a homeowner and why local pest control services are an absolute must for those suffering from an infestation. For further info on bug control visit our website.
If you find tiny teeth marks or nibbled food in your pantry, it may be a sign you have a mouse problem. The truth is, mice will happily nibble away at any food source they can get their claws on. This is why it is so important to keep all food sources stashed away in high cupboards.
Mice are known to carry harmful diseases, so giving them access to your food sources can be dangerous, which leads us onto our next section.
Like rats, mice carry harmful pathogens and parasites, similar to ticks, which can be passed onto humans and animals, notably pets. In addition to nibbling on food sources though, these diseases can also be passed on through urine and faeces. If you notice droppings or urine patches in your home, it is advisable to call a professional immediately.
Though it may seem odd, fires are actually a common problem if you have an infestation of mice. These pests tend to chew through electrical wires; it increases the chance of an electric shock or fire, especially if you fail to replace the damaged wires. Again, this may be a sign of a pest problem. View here to see if you have a pest problem! If you notice this to be a common issue around your home, it is recommended to contact a team of specialists to carry out a full inspection and advise you on what to do next.
So, if you have noticed one of the signs mentioned in this article or you suspect your home may be playing host to an infestation of mice, please get in touch today. The team here at Empire Pest Control specialise in pest control and operate in and around London. Our team of experts will be happy to provide specialist advice and support throughout the elimination process, as well as using safe practices to ensure peace of mind and good health following the incident.
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