Common Reasons That Mice May Move Into Your Home This Summer
We all know that feeling that you get when you see something scurry across your floor. Your stomach seems to jump into your chest and panic starts to set in. Insects and bugs are one thing, however, mice and rats are a completely different ball game. They chew items such as wiring, which could increase the risk of a fire occurring, leave holes in your drywall, and find their way into food that has not even been opened yet. This not only poses a threat to your health and safety, but it can also have a huge impact on your budget.
Keeping your home clean is a good start to keeping mice away, but sometimes, that alone is not enough. Natural food sources are available to them in full swing, outdoors during the summer months, but there are a variety of different reasons why they tend to venture inside. They carry diseases that humans can become infected with. It is of the utmost importance to get rid of them quickly and effectively.
Watch For Warning Signs Of Mice Being Present Due To These Reasons
As the summer months progress, water outside is likely to become scarce to these creatures. If no rain occurs for an extended period of time, these rodents will move indoors in search of something to hydrate them. They have been known to chew through certain types of pipes, and other plumbing type accessories, to gain access to this necessity. Water damage, electrical fires, and mold from the water are all problems that can happen if these mice decide to chew through your plumbing in search of water. It is important to make sure that all holes, cracks, and crevices are sealed. Do not give them the opportunity to reek havoc on your home.
Food sources may also start to dwindle outside, once full blown summer kicks into high gear, so mice may move indoors in search of food as well. A lack of water, and a blistering, scorching sun, contribute to killing off vegetation and other items that these rodents feed upon. It is highly likely that mice will attempt to penetrate your home if these food stocks start becoming depleted. Once this begins to happen, you will start to notice droppings and perhaps holes in food items that were meant for your family. Don’t allow them to throw your hard earned money down the drain, call your reputable exterminator for help.
Contact our office at 410-760-6065 for a free consultation if mice start moving into your home.