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Professional Prescot Mice Control
Buildings provide an ideal habitat for house mice (Mus musculus) to make their nests and find food. Mice can find their way into a building through openings as narrow as 1/4 of an inch (narrower than a 1 penny piece), and once inside, they may decide to stay. Gaps under floorboards, wall cavities and lofts are ideal places for mice to build their nests due to their preference for warm, dry conditions. The high reproductive capacity of these rodents, with females able to birth 5-10 litters a year and 3-14 young per litter, can cause a chronic mice infestation in very little time.
Professional Prescot mice control treatment should take the highest priority upon detection of the first mouse. Early mouse control will nip the problem in the bud before the mice population grows. In addition, prompt Prescot mice control treatment reduces the myriad problems of a long-term mouse infestation.
Destruction of property by mice and the hazards it poses
Due to their ever-growing incisors, mice instinctively gnaw on abrasive materials to grind their teeth down. Inside a building, their gnawing can cause a lot of physical damage. When water pipes are gnawed through, water damage will occur. When electrical wiring is gnawed, exposed wires present the risk of fire and electrocution. Gas pipes punctured through gnawing causes gas leaks, which can result in asphyxiation and explosion. Exposed electrical wires and leaking gas pipes are a dangerous combination.
Food and water must be discarded due to contamination when mice come into contact with it. The contamination is caused by urine and faeces, which incontinent mice spread wherever they go. Therefore, eating food or drinking water contaminated by mouse droppings or urine will likely cause illness.
Expert Prescot mice control treatment is necessary to prevent the wide-scale damage caused by mice infestation. Only professional mice infestation control can ensure successful mouse removal from a property.
Mouse-to-human transmission of parasites and zoonoses.
Mice carry a range of pathogens in their body that they excrete during urination and defecation. In a process called zoonosis, humans can become infected by these germs when coming into contact with mouse droppings and urine. Cross-species diseases, or zoonoses, transmitted in this manner include Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis and Streptobacillus.
Mice are host to several zoonotic ectoparasites and endoparasites, external and internal parasites capable of interspecific infection. Ectoparasites transmissible from mice to humans include fleas, lice, mites and ticks. Tapeworms, roundworms and protozoa are among the endoparasites transferable from mice to humans. Toxoplasmosis in humans is caused by the Toxoplasma gondii protozoan, which also parasitises mice.
Interspecific parasites of mice are another route of zoonotic infection in humans. Illnesses spread along this path include Murine typhus, transmitted by fleas, Rickettsialpox, spread by mites, and Lyme disease, transferred by ticks.
The zoonoses risk posed by a mice infestation makes professional Prescot mice control essential for maintaining good health. Experienced mouse removal technicians are capable of performing mice control treatments with minimal risk of contracting zoonoses.