At the first sign of a mouse, people usually shriek and head in the other direction. These tiny little pests strike fear in even the tallest humans.
Musophobia, a fear of rodents is a very common phobia. People fear rodents because they have a long history of causing illness for humans as far back as the bubonic plague. They carry parasites and can transmit many different types of diseases. Not to mention the fact that they can tear apart clothes and contaminate food as well. Rodents are bad for businesses and bad for our health too.
Rodents are everywhere, but mice are more commonly seen than rats. Seems like no hole is too small for a mouse to fit through. They can fit into a hole that is no bigger than the size of a pea. What makes this possible is that a mouse’s sloping clavicle is positioned differently than humans. It does not provide the same barrier that a human does. Mice also have collapsible rib cages, which enables them to flatten themselves so they can squeeze through narrow cracks.
If a mouse’s head can pass through a hole, they know that they can also get their body through too. The body of a mouse seems bigger, but the head is the biggest feature a mouse has.
Rodents pose a huge threat when it comes to contamination and disease. It’s important to do whatever is necessary to keep them out of your home and business. According to the CDC, rodents can spread hantavirus, plague, rat-bite fever, salmonella, tularemia, leptospirosis, etc.
Because these pests are so small, you might be having an issue with getting rid of them. If that’s the case, it’s time to call in a professional who can help you to get rid of them. Wildout Animal and Pest Removal will provide you with an inspection (free of charge) and also, they will set up a treatment plan with you. Wildout takes preventive measures to make sure that the rodents won’t be coming back. Rodents will always continue to come back into your home or business if they smell food. To make sure you keep your home or business safe, routine check-ups are necessary. Wildout will also take care of any repairs that are necessary based on the rodent damage your home or business sustained. Rodents can cause a lot of damage to wiring and insulation. Wildout takes the time to ensure that no diseases are spread from leftover droppings and that your home or business is safe from fire risk.