Is​ ​It​ ​Dangerous​ ​To​ ​Ignore​ ​Mice​ ​Control​ ​If​ ​Mice​ ​Live​ ​In​ ​Your​ ​Attic? Some​ ​people​ ​actually​ ​believe​ ​it’s​ ​not​ ​important​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​mice​ ​from​ ​a​ ​home​ ​or​ ​attic​ ​and that​ ​mice​ ​control​ ​services​ ​are​ ​not​ ​really​ ​important.​ ​You​ ​see​ ​it​ ​all​ ​the​ ​time​ ​–​ ​home owners​ ​that​ ​let​ ​mice​ ​and​ ​small​ ​rodents​ ​live​ ​in​ ​their​ ​homes​ ​indefinitely​ ​without​ ​any scruples​ ​as​ ​to​ ​the​ ​danger​ ​they​ ​pose​ ​to​ ​themselves,​ ​visitors​ ​and​ ​their​ ​families. If​ ​you​ ​continue​ ​reading,​ ​you’ll​ ​discover​ ​what​ ​the​ ​dangers​ ​are​ ​to​ ​harbouring​ ​mice​ ​and small​ ​rodents,​ ​and​ ​why​ ​you​ ​should​ ​always​ ​be​ ​concerned​ ​if​ ​you​ ​suspect​ ​that​ ​they’re​ ​living in​ ​your​ ​attic.​ ​First​ ​let​ ​me​ ​explain​ ​to​ ​you​ ​how​ ​easy​ ​it​ ​is​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​get​ ​into​ ​your​ ​home and​ ​what’s​ ​likely​ ​to​ ​happen​ ​once​ ​they​ ​do. One​ ​mouse​ ​equals​ ​many​ ​mice​ ​and​ ​a​ ​hugely​ ​potential​ ​infestation Mice​ ​can​ ​be​ ​extremely​ ​clever​ ​at​ ​discovering​ ​entrances​ ​to​ ​a​ ​home​ ​–​ ​a​ ​hole​ ​or​ ​crack​ ​as small​ ​as​ ​a​ ​dime​ ​may​ ​be​ ​large​ ​enough​ ​for​ ​a​ ​mouse​ ​to​ ​squeeze​ ​through​ ​–​ ​so​ ​if​ ​they’re looking​ ​for​ ​one,​ ​they​ ​usually​ ​find​ ​a​ ​way​ ​in.

get​ ​in,​ ​more​ ​mice,​ ​and​ ​quite​ ​frequently​ ​other​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​wildlife​ ​are​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​follow.​ ​Once mice​ ​get​ ​in,​ ​your​ ​home​ ​and​ ​attic​ ​can​ ​quickly​ ​become​ ​infested​ ​and​ ​a​ ​large​ ​amount​ ​of destruction​ ​is​ ​bound​ ​to​ ​occur. An​ ​expeditious​ ​removal​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mice​ ​is​ ​critical​ ​to​ ​stopping​ ​a​ ​small​ ​situation​ ​from​ ​getting much​ ​worse.​ ​Mice​ ​reproduce​ ​rapidly.​ ​On​ ​the​ ​average,​ ​mice​ ​breed​ ​5​ ​to​ ​7​ ​times​ ​a​ ​year,​ ​at​ ​5 to​ ​7​ ​babies​ ​per​ ​litter.​ ​This​ ​means​ ​a​ ​family​ ​of​ ​5​ ​mice​ ​can​ ​turn​ ​into​ ​a​ ​family​ ​of​ ​50​ ​in​ ​just​ ​a matter​ ​of​ ​a​ ​few​ ​short​ ​months. That’s​ ​enough​ ​time​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​quietly​ ​get​ ​in,​ ​build​ ​a​ ​nest,​ ​find​ ​food​ ​sources,​ ​and​ ​grow in​ ​size​ ​–​ ​and​ ​all​ ​right​ ​under​ ​your​ ​nose.

What​ ​happens​ ​after​ ​mice​ ​settle​ ​into​ ​your​ ​attic Damage​ ​to​ ​the​ ​home​ ​or​ ​attic When​ ​left​ ​unchecked,​ ​an​ ​infestation​ ​of​ ​mice​ ​will​ ​wreak​ ​havoc,​ ​simply​ ​put.​ ​If​ ​you’re​ ​lucky enough​ ​to​ ​have​ ​discovered​ ​the​ ​problem​ ​within​ ​a​ ​short​ ​window​ ​–​ ​between​ ​when​ ​they​ ​got in​ ​and​ ​when​ ​you​ ​first​ ​saw​ ​them​ ​–​ ​you​ ​can​ ​luckily​ ​expect​ ​the​ ​damage​ ​to​ ​be​ ​minimal.​ ​If not,​ ​then​ ​the​ ​problem​ ​will​ ​most​ ​likely​ ​be​ ​extensive​ ​enough,​ ​that​ ​the​ ​costs​ ​to​ ​deal​ ​with the​ ​problem​ ​will​ ​extend​ ​into​ ​the​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​dollars. The​ ​following​ ​are​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​your​ ​attic​ ​or​ ​home​ ​that​ ​would​ ​be​ ​adversely affected​ ​by​ ​a​ ​prolonged​ ​infestation: 1.​ ​ ​ ​ ​a​ ​build​ ​up​ ​of​ ​urine​ ​and​ ​feces​ ​contamination 2.​ ​ ​ ​ ​substantially​ ​damaged​ ​attic​ ​insulation 3.​ ​ ​ ​ ​structural​ ​damage​ ​i.e.​ ​chewed​ ​trusses,​ ​ceiling​ ​joists,​ ​rafters,​ ​beams​ ​etc. 4.​ ​ ​ ​ ​electrical​ ​damage 5.​ ​ ​ ​ ​water​ ​damage​ ​through​ ​exposure​ ​to​ ​outside​ ​elements 6.​ ​ ​ ​ ​fluctuating​ ​heating​ ​and​ ​cooling​ ​bills

7.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ceiling​ ​collapses​ ​due​ ​to​ ​urine​ ​and​ ​moisture​ ​buildup 8.​ ​ ​ ​ ​entry​ ​by​ ​other​ ​animals​ ​through​ ​mice-burrowed​ ​holes

Any​ ​number​ ​of​ ​these​ ​damage​ ​issues​ ​can​ ​easily​ ​be​ ​expected​ ​only​ ​after​ ​a​ ​few​ ​months after​ ​mice​ ​have​ ​entered​ ​your​ ​home. By​ ​now​ ​you​ ​can​ ​easily​ ​see​ ​how​ ​expensive​ ​harbouring​ ​mice​ ​would​ ​and​ ​how​ ​the​ ​services you​ ​need​ ​would​ ​be​ ​far​ ​beyond​ ​simple​ ​mice​ ​control.​ ​You’d​ ​also​ ​need​ ​attic​ ​repairs​ ​and restorationtoo! Health​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​issues Another​ ​area​ ​of​ ​major​ ​concern​ ​is​ ​the​ ​health​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​issues​ ​related​ ​to​ ​harbouring mice.​ ​Frankly,​ ​it’s​ ​not​ ​something​ ​you​ ​should​ ​ignore​ ​at​ ​all.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​quite​ ​a​ ​few​ ​lurking issues​ ​that​ ​will​ ​end​ ​up​ ​plaguing​ ​a​ ​home​ ​if​ ​you’re​ ​not​ ​careful. One​ ​problem​ ​is​ ​mice​ ​urine​ ​and​ ​feces​ ​which​ ​pose​ ​serious​ ​health​ ​risks​ ​to​ ​humans​ ​and pets​ ​in​ ​the​ ​home.​ ​Mice​ ​urine​ ​and​ ​feces​ ​can​ ​carry​ ​the​ ​Hantavirus​ ​and​ ​spread Hantavirus​ ​Pulmonary​ ​Syndrome(HPS)​ ​which​ ​is​ ​contracted​ ​by​ ​breathing​ ​the​ ​virus​ ​in. This​ ​risk​ ​is​ ​increased​ ​by​ ​either​ ​coming​ ​into​ ​direction​ ​contact​ ​with​ ​mice​ ​waste,​ ​their nest​ ​or​ ​the​ ​areas​ ​they​ ​travel​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​contract​ ​HPS​ ​by​ ​getting​ ​bit​ ​by​ ​a mouse​ ​or​ ​rat,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​passed​ ​on​ ​from​ ​animal​ ​to​ ​human​ ​and​ ​visa​ ​versa.​ ​Cleaning up​ ​after​ ​an​ ​infestation​ ​is​ ​also​ ​necessary​ ​and​ ​a​ ​long​ ​and​ ​arduous​ ​job.​ ​It​ ​has​ ​to​ ​be​ ​done meticulously​ ​and​ ​with​ ​industrial​ ​strength​ ​cleaning​ ​products​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​disease​ ​and virus​ ​have​ ​no​ ​way​ ​of​ ​spreading​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future. There’s​ ​also​ ​a​ ​grave​ ​concern​ ​for​ ​home​ ​owners​ ​harbouring​ ​mice​ ​when​ ​they​ ​own​ ​a​ ​cat. Contrary​ ​to​ ​popular​ ​belief,​ ​owning​ ​a​ ​cat​ ​while​ ​mice​ ​are​ ​lurking​ ​around​ ​actually​ ​causes

many​ ​more​ ​problems.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​read​ ​our​ ​entire​ ​write​ ​up​ ​on​ ​using​ ​cats​ ​for​ ​mice​ ​control here. To​ ​make​ ​a​ ​long​ ​story​ ​short,​ ​mice​ ​are​ ​actually​ ​attracted​ ​to​ ​cat​ ​urine​ ​and​ ​because​ ​of​ ​that, the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​a​ ​cat​ ​can​ ​actually​ ​increase​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​mice​ ​moving​ ​into​ ​your​ ​home and​ ​thus​ ​an​ ​increase​ ​in​ ​the​ ​potential​ ​for​ ​an​ ​infestation. That​ ​and​ ​as​ ​mentioned​ ​earlier,​ ​how​ ​easy​ ​it​ ​is​ ​for​ ​the​ ​cats​ ​to​ ​catch​ ​diseases​ ​from​ ​mice and​ ​for​ ​cats​ ​to​ ​pass​ ​them​ ​onto​ ​us​ ​humans. As​ ​you​ ​can​ ​see​ ​when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​having​ ​mice​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home​ ​there​ ​are​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of potential​ ​dangers.​ ​Mice​ ​droppings​ ​and​ ​urine​ ​should​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​infectious​ ​and dangerous,​ ​and​ ​it’s​ ​better​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​them​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​put​ ​yourself​ ​at​ ​risk.​ ​Call​ ​the experts. What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​signs​ ​that​ ​you​ ​have​ ​mice​ ​or​ ​rats​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home?

​ ​There​ ​are​ ​quite​ ​a​ ​few​ ​signs​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​mice​ ​problem​ ​so​ ​we’ve​ ​listed​ ​the​ ​main​ ​ones below:



mice​ ​droppings​ ​anywhere​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home​ ​or​ ​attic



seeing​ ​mice​ ​anywhere​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home,​ ​attic,​ ​garage​ ​or​ ​shed



mice​ ​holes​ ​anywhere​ ​inside​ ​or​ ​outside​ ​your​ ​home



mice​ ​tunnels​ ​in​ ​your​ ​attic​ ​insulation



seeing​ ​dead​ ​mice​ ​anywhere​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home,​ ​attic​ ​or​ ​close​ ​to​ ​your​ ​home​ ​outside



food​ ​that’s​ ​been​ ​tampered​ ​with,​ ​i.e.​ ​holes​ ​in​ ​bags​ ​of​ ​cereal​ ​or​ ​bread



finding​ ​stores​ ​of​ ​food​ ​in​ ​your​ ​basement,​ ​attic,​ ​under​ ​appliances



you​ ​hear​ ​them​ ​running​ ​around​ ​at​ ​night



strong​ ​odours​ ​in​ ​your​ ​basement​ ​or​ ​attic



scratching​ ​in​ ​the​ ​walls

Some​ ​people​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​seeing​ ​a​ ​mouse​ ​in​ ​their​ ​shed​ ​isn’t​ ​actually​ ​a​ ​sign​ ​of​ ​a problem.​ ​It’s​ ​understandable​ ​to​ ​think​ ​this​ ​way​ ​but​ ​in​ ​light​ ​of​ ​the​ ​information​ ​and dangers​ ​we’ve​ ​conveyed​ ​in​ ​this​ ​article,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​see​ ​it’s​ ​probably​ ​better​ ​to​ ​play​ ​it​ ​safe, and​ ​have​ ​prevention​ ​applied​ ​because​ ​chances​ ​are​ ​your​ ​home​ ​will​ ​be​ ​their​ ​next​ ​target. The​ ​take​ ​home So​ ​is​ ​it​ ​dangerous​ ​to​ ​let​ ​mice​ ​live​ ​in​ ​your​ ​attic?​ ​Obviously​ ​it​ ​is.​ ​We​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​for some​ ​people,​ ​mice​ ​are​ ​cute​ ​little​ ​critters​ ​and​ ​it​ ​would​ ​be​ ​great​ ​to​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​let​ ​any animal​ ​live​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home,​ ​but​ ​the​ ​fact​ ​is​ ​it’s​ ​completely​ ​unsafe. If​ ​you​ ​think​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​mice​ ​living​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home​ ​or​ ​attic,​ ​call​ ​the​ ​experts​ ​to​ ​have​ ​them removed​ ​and​ ​prevented​ ​from​ ​entering​ ​again.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​seek​ ​out​ ​preemptive​ ​mice prevention​ ​services​ ​which​ ​will​ ​ensure​ ​your​ ​home​ ​doesn’t​ ​become​ ​a​ ​target​ ​in​ ​the​ ​first place.

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IL Animal Exclusion Humane Lake County.pdf

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