Why should a mouse extermination procedure be quickly implemented during an infestation?
Despite their small size, mice can ravage a home. If you don’t act quickly, you could find yourself swamped by an overwhelming problem. As soon as you see a mouse in your home, it is strongly recommended to put measures in place to remove them from the house. But do you really know why an extermination procedure needs to be implemented quickly when a mouse infestation occurs?
An extermination procedure will limit the mouse infestation
For starters, it is important to implement a mouse extermination procedure to limit the size of the infestation. Let’s do a little calculation together. A female mouse lives between 2 and 3 years. From the age of 2 months, the mouse reaches sexual maturity and has a 12-hour ovulation period every 3 to 5 days. A female mouse can reproduce all year round and have 5 to 15 litters per year. Generally speaking, each litter will include between 5 and 12 mice. After birth, they are able to reproduce after only 6 to 8 weeks and, in less than a year, you may well find yourself dealing with 7 generations of mice. In other words, the reproduction rate of mice is exponential. Fortunately, there are several solutions available to prevent rodent infestations in your home.
Reacting quickly minimizes material damage
Living with rodents is never fun. When you see a mouse in your home, it is important to act quickly to minimize the material damage that the rodent can do to your home. Mice gnaw at electrical wires, dig holes in insulation material and chew on wooden frames. If you do not implement a proper extermination procedure, you may well end up with major structural problems.
Exterminating rodents will prevent health problems
Mouse infestation also includes urine and feces. Mouse saliva, urine and feces can contain a virus called hantavirus, which causes a rare but serious lung disease. A person infected with hantavirus has symptoms that are more or less similar to those of the flu. However, the disease progresses rapidly and causes death in 40% of cases. To keep the hantavirus at bay, use a pest decontamination service after your extermination procedure.
Set up an effective extermination procedure when faced with a mouse infestation
Mouse infestations aren’t just embarrassing, they can be a real danger to you, your family and the safety of your home. As soon as you notice traces of excrement, urine or chewed wires inside, you should have an extermination procedure carried out immediately. If your situation requires a professional exterminator, the Elite Decontamination team can help you. Please contact us.