Mice Can Chew Through Wires and Cause Fire Hazards


Mice Infestations Can Result in Structural Damage and Disease

Published on July 21, 2017

The degree of damage that mice can pose naturally depends on the size of the infestation in question, which in turn depends largely on the availability of resources like food, water, and nest-building materials, but considering the fact that the typical house mouse can breed incredibly quickly, (a mouse can begin to breed at as young as six weeks) the initial presence of a few mice in the home can quickly lead to a population explosion in a startlingly short amount of time.

When dealing with a significant mouse infestation, Dallas mice removal experts know that the key to successfully getting a hold on the problem is to become familiar with the telltale signs of mouse incursions in the home and to catch them early on, before they have an opportunity to breed and pose even more serious economic and health problems.

Once inside a home, mice will always seek out stored food or unsupervised scraps. More importantly, food that mice come into contact with but don’t consume themselves will likely be contaminated and rendered inedible. Even though a single mouse consumes relatively little food, they have the potential to render useless vastly more than that, thanks to their habit of nibbling on many pieces of food and discarding partially eaten items.

miceThis is an especially serious problem on farms where large amounts of food stored in silos could be made utterly useless by even a small number of hungry mice. Losses to previously stored food can significantly impact the profitability of farms, and the real threat of widespread contamination of this food with disease-causing urine and feces is certainly one to be avoided at all costs.

Apart from the health risks, Dallas mice removal experts have discovered mice almost always cause some degree of structural damage when they decide to take up residence inside a home. Constant gnawing and nest-building activities can destroy insulation inside walls and attics, necessitating their replacement and further inflating home maintenance costs.

As a byproduct of their nesting activities, mice can chew through wires and cables with ease, commonly causing short-circuits and other fire hazards. Although a mouse-caused fire might sound ridiculous, it’s much more common than you might think. Even if you manage to avoid a fire, these wires will likely have to be replaced by an experienced professional. These pests that make their homes in attics or basements might also have easy access to heirlooms and other expensive antiques that they can easily destroy.

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If mice have made unwanted appearances around your home, call Cantu Pest Control at 972-562-9999 (Dallas and Fort Worth areas) or 713-956-7822 (Houston area) and schedule an appointment today with one of our friendly, experienced mice removal experts.