The Cordless Mouse

A mouse is a small rodent with a pointed nose, furry round body, large ears and a long often hairless, tail. There are hundreds of types of mice, divided into subfamilies of either old world or new world species. Some of the types are; house mouse, Deer mouse, Norway rat, Roof rat, Wood rat, Vole, Mole and Gopher etc. Mice typically grow from 1 to 7 inches in length and weigh from 0.5 to 1 ounce. Mice are omnivorous, so they eat both plants and meat. Usually, they eat fruits, grains and seeds. But the mice running around in your homes, considering it their own, will eat almost about anything they find.

An important thing in studying about mice is the difference between a mouse and a rat. Rat and mouse are actually not scientific classification. These are common names for rodents that look alike to the casual eye. Their size is what differentiates them. Rats are rather medium sized rodents with smaller ears relative to their heads and have thicker tails. On the other hand mice are sparrow sized with a small triangular head and little delicate feet.

Once they are in the house its quite diificult to remve them. Best option is to call Animal removal company such as HMG Pest Control. HMG Pest Control is known rodent control service in Toronto.

Mice usually enter the house, build their nests, contaminate food, cause damage and spread many diseases. Mice are excellent jumpers, swimmers and climbers, they can jump 13 inches high and can run along wires. In a single year, a female mouse can breed up to 10 litters of 5 to 6 young. These 60 offspring can begin to reproduce themselves in as little as six weeks. So within months, you could have a huge population of mice in your homes. (Extract from thespruce)

There are a number of diseases caused by mice which can be fatal to humans. Mice look for food all around the house, so they may contaminate it without you knowing, which would simply cause food poisoning. Some of the diseases caused directly by mice are:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome: This disease is spread by breathing in dust that is contaminated with rodent urine or droppings. This also spreads through bite wounds but this does not happen frequently.
  • Rat-bite fever: This disease is spread by a bite or scratches from an infected rodent or contact with a dead rodent, and by eating or drinking food or water that is contaminated by rat feces.
  • Lyme disease: All rodents spread this disease. It is mostly transmitted by rodent tick bite. Headache, skin lesions and fever are the symptoms of Lyme disease.

Other diseases include Typhus, plague, pox, and salmonella etc.

This huge amount of terrifying and disease carrying creatures is a threat to your whole family or may be to your whole neighborhood. So it is better to do certain measures that can rid your house from them. Mouse traps are a traditional method to trap mice but these animals are quite curious and will investigate new things. As we see in the cartoons that mice are deeply in love with cheese, this is not true mostly. Mice might prefer chocolate over cheese, so next time you put a mice trap try using chocolate or sticky candies instead of cheese.

There are a few methods of control that might be helpful. If there are only one or two mice running around your house try the traps, baits or rodenticides to get rid of them. If they have increased in number call the professionals for help. The professional animal control companies like HMG pest control will give you free estimate and best advice for your mice and other rodent problem. Reach us by describing your pest issue or by calling us and we are there to help you 24/7.

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