April 5, 2023
Keeping the home in decent shape requires a significant amount of effort. Everyday wear and tear can cause minor issues, which, if not resolved promptly, can turn into much larger issues especially if rodents are involved.
In this blog, we’ll take a look at mice and other common rodents threatening Cathedral homes, the many problems mice bring with them, why preventing and eliminating mice inside the home is such a difficult task, and what Cathedral homeowners can ultimately do to keep their homes mouse-free.
The Most Common Rodents To Infest Cathedral Homes
Many rodents, including cats, rats, squirrels, groundhogs, and others, make Cathedral home. Even though our region is host to a diverse range of rodent types, not all of them pose a threat to homeowners. The reality is that only a few of these species frequently infest homes, and of those few, mice and rats are the most frequent in Cathedral houses, with mice taking first place.
While no one wants any of these rodents to enter their home, the good news is that you’re unlikely to get both a mouse and a rat infestation at the same time. Both of these species live in colonies with defined social systems. When a colony of one rodent species declares its area, the other rodents in the colony will be friendly, but outsiders will be dangerous. That means it’s incredibly impossible for two colonies to collaborate in the same space.
Realizing more about the rats that are likely to infest your home will assist in identifying an infestation as quickly as possible. Knowing how they reach your house, where they’re going to spend their time, and what signals they leave behind are all part of this section of knowledge. If you notice these signs, you should be on the lookout for them to easily identify and prevent infection.
The Trouble With Having Mice In Your Cathedral Home
Having mice in your home is something no one likes to contend with, but as you realize how many complications rodents can create, it’s clear that a mouse infection can be a major headache for Cathedral residents and should be solved as soon as possible.
To begin with, mice are harmful to your health. They are carriers of infections that can quickly spread in your home. They can disperse toxins directly from their bodies as well as by their droppings when they crawl over your floor tiles, into your grocery stores, and across your cooking areas. Mice can spread food poisoning, rat-bite fever, and other infections by contaminating surfaces.
If you’re unfortunate enough to get bitten or scratched by a rodent, you might get sick from it. Furthermore, mouse urine can cause allergies in infants, and spores from dried mouse droppings can cause allergies and asthma attacks in both children and adults as they get into the air.
The Trouble With Getting Mice Out Of Your Home
Rodents getting into your Cathedral home wouldn’t be such a big deal if you could spot one as soon as it reached your home, grab the offending rodent, and be done with it. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Many factors contribute to the difficulty of removing rodents from your Cathedral house.
For reasons, most people aren’t aware of a mouse infestation until it’s too late. If one mouse comes into your home, you won’t notice it right away because it won’t make any noise or leave any signs of its existence. Instead, the infection will spread, and by the time it is noticed, you will have more than one mouse in your home.
How fast can a mouse infestation grow? You might be surprised to learn the answer.
Every three weeks, a single female mouse will give birth, with an average litter of six pups. A female puppy will complete sexual maturity in as little as four weeks, but most female puppies reach sexual maturity between the ages of six and eight weeks. With these details in mind, it’s easy to see how easily a mouse infection will spread depending on the number of females born in each generation. A mouse population expands exponentially rather than simply increasing.
And if you detect an infestation in the early stages, eradicating any mouse from your home is impossible. Setting traps would almost certainly yield some results, but not enough to solve the problem completely. Rodents are both wise and careful, making it virtually difficult to remove an infestation using only traps.