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Can You Identify The Signs Of Mice In Your West Chester Home?

February 18, 2015

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Have you ever been sitting at your kitchen table minding your own business when you realize that Fluffy is staring intently at something under the refrigerator. Curious, you move the cat and look at the spot which captured his attention only to find yourself looking at a little gray mouse looking back at you? There is a good chance that you cringed and perhaps shrieked a little or maybe you just said, “Whoa, a mouse!”. Either way, seeing your little, furry friend there is definitely cause for concern.

Mice can cause a multitude of problems in your home. Besides the thousands of dollars in damage they can cause, they are responsible for many illnesses that could otherwise be prevented. Particles from their droppings floating in the air can cause asthma symptoms, especially in children. They are also known carriers of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, hemorrhagic fever, and salmonella. These illnesses have various symptoms such as fever, aches and pains, difficulty breathing, vomiting and can lead to many other more serious problems, requiring long term care and hospitalization.

Even if you do not see an actual mouse, you might see signs that some have moved in. Mice like to chew so you might find that cereal boxes, plastic containers and lids, or bags of flour have chew marks on them from mice looking for a snack. Another telltale sign is droppings in drawers and cupboards in your kitchen. They will also chew on walls, wood and wires throughout your home as they look for a perfect spot to build their nests.

When a mouse moves into your home, you can bet that they are not traveling solo. What starts out as one little nest can quickly become a full on infestation. Mice can have up to 10 litters a year. That is 30 to 100 or more babies a year from one mother. Imagine how fast your home can become over run. A few traps are not going to take care of that problem for you. Calling West Chester Exterminators will.

Call Moyer Indoor | Outdoor to help you determine the best way to eliminate the threat to your home and peace of mind. They can also help you clean the infected areas, and help seal your home against future infestation.

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