January 28, 2014
Way back in the day, before Richie became the Bug Man, he was just little Richie the Bug Boy and one of his favorite television shows was ‘Mighty Mouse.’ He didn’t love the character or want be him or anything like that—it was more of a deep respect for the animal itself. Mice are tough, resourceful creatures who are survivors above all else. Maybe all that time spent thinking about the little creatures as a kid is why Richie became such a successful pest control expert as an adult!
If your home is overrun with ‘mighty mice,’ don’t hesitate to call Richie the Bug Man! (Like I said, he has a little experience with them…) Here some important things to know about mouse infestation:
- Droppings, chewed up plastic or furniture, obvious tracks and, of course, mouse sightings! If you have a substantial infestation, you have probably been noticing a musky, rodent odor as well.
- Mouse nests are made from shredded fibers and other materials scavenged from around your house. They are common in undisturbed areas such as shoeboxes and storage crates.
- Although mice prefer to eat grains, oats and corn, they are also fine eating whatever is readily available and will go to great lengths to obtain it. Rule of thumb: the more food that mice can find, the worse an infestation will be. In worst case scenarios, we’re talking many months of damage at a time! Even small populations can cause considerable damage, so it is important to recognize an infestation as early as possible.
- Your home can become contaminated with mouse droppings, urine and saliva! The excrement of many types of mice has the potential to spread harmful diseases to humans and animals. Unfortunately, mice are adept climbers, agile jumpers and are small enough to fit through most any opening. This means their droppings, urine and saliva could be anywhere in your home!
- Mice are also prolific reproducers. A single female can produce as many as 10 separate litters in 1 year! The gestation period is only about 20 days and young mice are capable of reproduction just two months after being born. The normal life span of the mouse is between nine months and one year. So you can see why mice infestations can quickly spiral out of control!
Call Richie the Bug Man for all your mice infestation issues! They won’t seem so mighty once he’s through with them!
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