Mouse Myths that People Still Believe

Mouse Myths that People Still Believe in

Mice have been a bother to human beings for thousands of years, and with that history comes many myths. The problem with these myths is that they can be misleading and prolong infestations. So, you’ve come to the right place. Learning about these animals is the first step of the removal process. If you’ve currently struggling with an infestation, call Mouse Control Toronto for help.

Mice are famous for loving cheese, but it is not, in fact, the perfect bait. Mice are omnivores that enjoy a wide variety of foods. The best bait you can use is one that the mice in your home are already eating, like cereal or bird seed. You can even use nesting material as bait. Another myth is that mice are strictly nocturnal. That is simply not true – mice have been found to be active at all hours of the day. Mice also aren’t docile creatures that you shouldn’t take seriously. These are pests that spread dangerous diseases like Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis, and Hantavirus. All infestations should be removed as soon as possible.

You may have heard someone say that there is a mouse in their home, but there is hardly ever just one mouse. Chances are that there are a few other mice nearby, and they will reproduce quickly. Mice are social creatures that live in groups. They also aren’t stuck to the ground like many believe. Mice are actually very good at climbing and can even jump 13 inches up off the floor. And, while they can squeeze through tiny holes, it’s not true that mice have hollow bones or no bones at all. They have skeletons, just like other mammals. Finally, mice aren’t only attracted to dirty homes. Mice will live anywhere that is warm and where there is food.

If there are mice living in your home, it’s important that you get rid of them. To do so properly, clean the house from top to bottom and set up traps. Store food in sealed containers and reduce as much clutter as you can. Vacuum regularly and avoid leaving any food out overnight. Seal or block off any holes, gaps, or cracks you find in the walls of the home and set traps along the walls of infested areas. Bait these traps with very small amounts of food and avoid getting your scent on them. Check the traps every day and reset them immediately after use.

Calling an exterminator is the best thing you can do when dealing with a mouse problem. Professionals have access to the best baits and traps on the market, and they know where to place them. Mouse Control handles mouse infestations all the time, and we offer high quality pest-proofing to keep the animals out for good. We’ll check every nook and cranny of the house and keep them safe from mice. We’re so sure of our pest-proofing services that they come with a 2-year warranty. Call Mouse Control (647-496-0492) today and we’ll get started!