Rodents have evoked this response from homeowners since the dawn of time. Mankind has attempted to control this creature since the advent of the stick, hence the expression “build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.”
Rats and mice can impact both residential and commercial properties. When reviewing rat species, there are two common rats the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat. When covering mouse species, the two most common are the House Mouse and the Deer Mouse (also known as “White Footed Moue”)
Some general facts about rodents:
The house mouse has the ability to breed throughout the entire year.
The female mouse will produce roughly 3 litters of babies each year that will contain between 3-12 offspring per litter. This reproductive process continues 5-10 times a year.
From birth to being able to reproduce is approximately 2 months. At this fast reproductive rate, it is easy to see how large populations can develop in a short period of time.
On average, in just after 48 hours of giving birth to a litter, a female mouse can become pregnant again.
Mice can jump vertically a distance of 12″ from the floor.
Mice can survive and thrive in a cold storage environment at temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius.
Mice can fit through an opening the size of a dime.
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Rodents are known vectors of disease in humans, as well as animals. These diseases may include:
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These diseases may be transmitted to humans in a variety of ways: biting, infected food via rodent droppings and/or urine, blood sucking insects and mites and dying in a water source.
At Alliance, we strive to stay current with all of the new rodent devices and products to ensure that our customers receive the best rodent programs to keep their homes and buildings rodent free. Based upon the very fast rate that rodent populations can develop, it is very easy to figure out that just a few mice can create a severe rodent infestation in not that much time.
Call Alliance Pest Services today for all of your Rodent problems.