Unwanted Mice Roommates
November 10, 2015
Have you ever had to deal with a roommate? Are you all too familiar with waking up at 2 in the morning to thumps and whispers? Do you know what it is like to go into the bathroom and find every single towel in the apartment lying in a damp pile on the floor? We're sure your horror stories can beat anything we can come up with. After all, most roommate stories end with the words, "You just can't make this stuff up." But, we're here to tell you that even the worst roommate has nothing on mice.
Do you think it is nasty to discover a bowl of half-eaten oatmeal that was pushed under the coach, months later? Mice have that beat. These are creatures that leave their feces in your silverware drawer, which is bad enough on its own, but those feces can contain some pretty scary diseases, like Hantavirus. Hantavirus can cause symptoms such as fever, headaches, muscles aches, stomach problems, dizziness and chills, not to mention if left untreated, fluid on the lungs and shortness of breath.
Do you think it is frustrating to be awakened by banging and clanging in the kitchen every Saturday night after the dance clubs have closed down? Your disco-fever-loving roommate has nothing on mice. If mice are traveling down to your pantry through your bedroom walls, you'll be hearing bumping and scraping all night, every night.
Do you think it is bad to see your roommate walk in with your favorite sweater on? Try mice walking in wearing fleas, mites, ticks, and lice. It isn't bad enough that mice spread diseases, they also have the potential to carry these other pests that also carry diseases.
Do you think it is disgusting that your roommate rummages through a pile of week-old clothing to snatch out a crumpled shirt to wear? Mice rummage in nearby dumpsters and then come in and walk around on your counters and inside your closets.
Is it frustrating to you when you go into the cabinet and find out that your roommate ate the last of the cereal? Mice have them beat, once again. Those mice can chew their way into a box of cereal and leave the contents all over the shelf. This is worse than no cereal at all. You can actually see the cereal laying there in a pile, but you can't eat it. Seriously--don't eat it. There could be some very unpleasant microscopic organisms in there.
So, what do you think? Do mice make good roommates? Yeah. We didn't think so. If you've discovered mice are living in your home, give Moyer a call. We have experts who are trained in evicting rodents. Sorry, we can't do anything for those human roommates. For that, you might want to look into an intervention.