Keeping House Mice Out Of Your Denver Home

House mouse outdoors eating something among dried leaves.

Mice are, unfortunately, one of the most common pests to be found in Denver homes. These small rodents can do a surprising amount of damage, as well as potentially harming the health of everyone in your home. Find out more about these pests, including the best ways to get rid of mice, to be more prepared if mice make their way into your home.

If I See One Mouse In My Denver Home, Does That Mean There Are More?

If you see one mouse in your Denver home, there are most likely many more in hiding. This is because mice are extremely fast breeders. Mice are often the prey, rarely the predator in the animal world. As such, they have adapted the ability to have a large number of offspring in a short amount of time. When a mouse becomes pregnant, it experiences a gestational period of only about three weeks; less than a tenth of the time it takes for a human pregnancy. One female can give birth to a litter of three to 12 infants at a time. Within about 18 hours of giving birth, the female is able to mate again and start the process anew. On average, a house mouse can have up to 10 litters per year. That is an average of 75 mice birthed from a single mating pair. As you can see, one or two adult mice can turn into an overwhelming infestation in no time.

Can Mice In Denver Make You Sick Without Touching Them?

Mice are well known for passing illnesses onto humans. Humans do not have to have direct, physical contact with mice to contract the illnesses they carry. Mice carry fleas and ticks that can harbor diseases like Lyme disease. These infected parasites can jump from their mouse hosts and make a new home on a human body or family pet. Additionally, mice carry saliva and urine on their paws and often leave these fluids as well as feces behind as they move through your property. Mice that are infected with diseases like hantavirus pass the virus along via these bodily secretions. This means that, even without seeing or touching the mice, you could touch an infected surface and thus infect yourself or your loved ones. 

Why Aren't Mouse Traps Enough For Denver Homes? 

There are many types of do-it-yourself methods to rid your Denver home of mice, none more popular than the mousetrap. Unfortunately, mice are very smart, agile, and fast. Mice have habits and rituals that they adhere to but can be easily enough changed if they notice the traps. Many mice learn how to carefully remove bait while avoiding the trap. Furthermore, trapping or killing the mice that are currently in your home does not address the big picture issue: how the mice got there in the first place. If your house isn’t prepped and treated for future mice, new ones will move in shortly. 

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice In My Denver Home For Good? 

The very best way to address a mouse infestation in your Denver home is to contact a professional pest control company like Beeline Pest Control. We are equipped with the knowledge, experience, and proper tools to safely treat a mouse infestation. With Beeline Pest Control, you can rest easy knowing that your home and your loved ones are safe and in caring hands. We offer a free estimate, and we inspect, treat, and follow up to guarantee that your Denver home is mouse-free. Give us a call today!

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