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Mice: The Winter Pest Problem

December 18, 2015

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It should come as no surprise that mice are a problem throughout Pennsylvania. The house mouse is the most common of all rodents and has the ability to breed rapidly. They are capable of quickly adapting to a change in environment. Another fact that intensifies the population problem of mice is that they breed throughout the year and even share nests. They are normally content to live outdoors as well as inside.

Mice become even more of a problem during the winter months. Crops have been harvested out of the fields, scattering mice. Those that have been living outside suddenly begin to realize that winter is approaching. This means rapidly dropping temperatures and inclement weather conditions possibly with mountains of snow. The new focus for the mouse is to find indoor living quarters to escape the winter weather.

The only limitation for gaining access into a building is the size of the skull of a mouse. This means that a small mouse could fit through a hole about the size of a dime. You can be assured that, with their determination to escape winter weather, a mouse will find his way inside your house. This is possible because of the fact that a mouse does not have a collar bone. If he can squeeze his head through, he is in!

There are multiple problems that accompany an infestation of rodents coming into your home. For example, the tiniest drop of mouse urine is enough to be able to trigger allergies in children. But this is just the beginning. They can also bring fleas, lice, mites, and even ticks in with them. Mice are often carriers of parasites, viruses, diseases, and bacteria. They walk through their urine and feces and then track it throughout your pantry, your kitchen counters, and tables.

One final concern is the two incisors in their mouth that grow continuously. The only way to control the growth of these incisors is constant gnawing.

Total eradication of mice is not as easy of a task as it may seem. Moyer Pest understands better than anyone the problems associated with an infestation of mice, including cleanup and repairs. We offer three complete home guard plans that protect the homeowner from mice and rodents as well as most other household pests. When you contact Moyer you will be provided with the latest state of the art technologies from technicians with unparalleled skills. Moyer has displayed honesty and integrity throughout the communities of Pennsylvania and will continue to bear this tradition of excellence.



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