What Kind of Damage Can Raccoons Do?

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Raccoons can be pretty messy. Just ask anyone who has had the misfortune seeing their garbage can toppled over, the contents of which have been strewn all over the lawn. Now imagine what they can do if left for any time inside your home.

When raccoons take up residence inside an attic they are capable of causing tremendous amounts of property damage. The damage raccoons do to gain entry to your attic is the tip of the iceberg compared to what they do once inside. In very little time, a family of raccoons is capable of destroying your insulation and filling your attic with harmful and odorous urine and feces.


With the average raccoon weighing in at 25-30 lb (11-14 kg) they can quickly trample and compress attic insulation simply by walking around. Pregnant female raccoons will compact and clear large areas of the attic to comfortably rest and nurse their young. All of this activity serves to damage your insulation and reduce its effectiveness. A properly insulated attic is critical to keeping your home warm in winter and cool in the summer. Raccoon damage can cost you thousands of dollars in inflated heating and cooling bills.
Beyond insulation, raccoons frequently damage ventilation and electrical systems that run through attics. Without repair, these damages can lead to fire, water damage and even mold.

Urine and Feces

An even scarier thought for many is the fact that raccoons will use your attic as a giant litter box. The amount of urine and feces produced by a single raccoon is enough to create some serious health concerns. These problems are multiplied when as many as eight babies are born and raised just inches above your ceiling.

One of the most significant dangers associated with raccoons can be found in their feces. Baylisascaris is an infection caused by a roundworm contained in raccoon excrement. The roundworm eggs are often found inside raccoon droppings and if ingested by humans can cause severe damage to the nervous system or death.

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Flying Squirrels Are a Hazard to Your Home and Health

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A frequent visitor to homes in Michigan is the flying squirrel. Easily recognized by its large eyes and flap of skin located between the front and back paws, it is much admired for its uncanny ability to get around. These furry little creatures will glide from one tree to another across your yard up to 150 feet giving the illusion that they are flying. It’s a great escape mechanism that they use to quickly get out of the path of potential danger.

Flying squirrels, like other small wildlife, will make their homes near a consistent food source. This is something that people provide them without meaning to all the time. Bird feeders, nut trees, as well as water containers such as bird baths all can attract them to a Michigan backyard. Frequently, these squirrels will take that as an invitation to move right into an attic or crawl space to nest. The fact is any wildlife animals that try to make its permanent home in your home can become a danger to your friends and family. This includes the flying squirrel.

The problems begin with the damage that they can cause by their need to chew on building materials while they make themselves more comfortable. Flying squirrels have been known to cause quite a lot of damage to insulation and other material nearby. If a squirrel makes itself at home for too long before being discovered, a homeowner might be looking at hundreds of dollars in repair work needing to be done and will definitely need to have the insulation replaced.

The droppings that they will inevitably leave behind can pose a health risk to humans by spreading salmonella, normally called food poisoning. Salmonella causes vomiting and diarrhea that can lead to serious complications requiring medical treatment if it gets severe. Squirrel feces also can carry leptospirosis which manifests as mild flu-like symptoms such as head and body aches, fever, and chills. Any severe symptoms of leptospirosis should also require medical treatment.

Flying squirrels, like other furry creatures, carry with them parasites like fleas and ticks when they enter your yard. These pests will easily transfer to your home whether you have a pet or not. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home leaving hundreds of these tiny bugs hopping around carpets and furniture waiting to be able to get a bite. Fleas come with other health risks such as cat scratch fever, typhus, or even the plague. Ticks are carriers of Lyme disease which has become a huge problem all over the United States in recent years.

With flying squirrels, as with any other wild animal that enters the home, it is essential that you do not try to remove the threat yourself. As cute as these little creatures are, all wild animals will retaliate if they feel threatened. They could potentially bite or scratch to defend themselves if they find themselves unable to run. A flying squirrel will typically glide away from danger but will be unable to do so in their attic nest. It is important if a flying squirrel is discovered to call in a professional.

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Sterling Heights Mice Exterminator

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4 Reasons to Hire a Mice Exterminator

mrmcIf you’ve spotted a mouse or signs of a mouse (such as the presence of droppings, signs that they’ve gotten into the trash or sounds of a mouse scurrying about at night), then you might be considering the option of going after it yourself instead of hiring a professional mice exterminator.

How difficult can it be to get rid of a single mouse, after all? Before you invest in store-bought traps, consider the following reasons to hire a mice exterminator instead of going at it on your own:

  1. There may be more than one mouse – Just because you think that there’s only one mouse doesn’t mean that this is true. There may be a nest of mice somewhere in your home. If you manage to successfully get rid of a single mouse, those other mice may grow and multiply without you realizing it, resulting in an even bigger mouse problem than before. A professional mice exterminator will be sure to do a thorough inspection to properly determine the extent of your problem so that they can best determine how to get rid of all the mice in your home.
  2. Dealing with mice can pose a health risk – If you’re using basic mouse traps, you may end up having to dispose of the mice that you catch. This can pose a health risk if you don’t know what you’re doing since mice can still scratch or bite if they are alive, and can carry disease in their blood and saliva that can spread if you’re not careful.
  3. A professional can set traps up safely – Some types of traps, especially those that use poison, can be dangerous if you have pets or children. A professional knows how to set up traps safely.
  4. A professional will help prevent future problems – A professional mice exterminator will not only get rid of your current mouse problem, they will also make sure that you won’t get another mouse problem anytime soon by finding and sealing any access points throughout your property and by taking other precautions.

As you can see, trying to get rid of your mouse problem on your own may be more trouble than it’s worth. It’s better to hire a professional mice exterminator even if you think that there’s only a single mouse running around.  source: marklepest.com

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Shelby Township Squirrel Removal

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8 signs you have squirrels in the attic

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Shelby Township Squirrel Removal

Squirrel damage is one of the worst for houses or buildings. The rodent constantly chews. A squirrel’s teeth are always growing so they need to chomp on hard objects to keep them sharp and trim. That’s why we see squirrels munching on sticks, bark or wood.
However, if there’s a squirrel infestation in your home they can chew on all sorts of things. Wooden beams in the attic, electrical wires and anything they else they can get to. This sort of damage can be destructive to a building. The depletion of structural wooden beams can result in the collapse of the roof or walls. Chewing through electrical wires can start a fire and burn down you home. This is why early detection of squirrels nesting in your attic, chimney or walls is crucial.

Here are eight signs you have squirrels in your house.

-Scratching, chewing or rustling sounds from the attic or walls. This can usually be heard in the morning or evening when squirrels are in the nest.

-A disgusting smell. Their droppings and urine will start to stink if not properly cleaned. The nest will take on a musty or stale odor.

-Visual of actual droppings. Along with smell, seeing feces is a good indicator. However, make sure you have the right animal. Squirrel poop looks similar to a lot of other animals.

-Nests on your property. Squirrels usually have several homes in a close proximity.

-Seeing lots of squirrel activity. Runnings along utility lines, fences or roof. Watch and see if they get into the attic or chimney.

-Destruction in the yard. They will often dig small holes, chew bark or eat plants. Destroy bird feeders.

-Fighting squirrels. This is a good indication the population has become too large to support additional squirrels.

-Damage to your home. Holes in the siding, soffits or vents. Chewed wires, insulation damage or evidence of a nest.

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Macomb County Professional Bat Control

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brmcWhat Professional Bat Control Means To Your Home This Winter

Professional bat control services are usually called in emergencies when an animal has already made its way indoors and is a potential threat to the people and pets in a home. We’re more than capable of helping you remove wild animals. However, you may get more benefit from our wildlife exclusion services. Hire us, before you have a problem, to keep bats and other pests out of your home for good.

Here are just a few facts from professional bat control specialists:

Bats Can Enter Homes Through Tiny Spaces.
Even a ½ inch is big enough to allow a bat to get indoors. Gaps of this size can be found along roof ridges, at points where walls meet, in areas where siding has slipped or cracked and in roof vents and chimneys. One of our bat specialists can scour your property for gaps and apply the most appropriate exclusionary materials for the space.

Bats Usually Can’t Be Relocated.
Once these creatures take a liking to your home, it can be incredibly difficult to keep them away. Blocking easy entrances, preventing easy access in the first place is much more effective than trying to relocate rats after they taken up residence in your home!

Bats Can Be Dangerous To Humans And Pets.
Though they’re often gentle, bats can bite and even attack when they’re afraid. Worse, a small percentage of bats are rabies carriers, meaning they can pass the disease along without displaying any symptoms. In addition, they can pass along other illnesses in their fecal matter. It’s important to hire a professional for bat removal and cleanup to ensure you minimize the risks associated with these services.

If you do opt for DIY bat removal, make sure to wear thick gloves and use a box or thick towel to remove the animal from your home. Once outdoors – preferably at night – you can place it on a tree or bush, and then go about the task of sealing up your house. source: northfultonexterminating.com

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Richmond MI Bat Control

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Identifying A Bat Problem

Richmond MI Bat RemovalIf bats have invaded your home, there are steps that should be taken immediately to ensure the safety of your family or employees. It is easy to spot a bat problem when you see bats flying into your home, however, the problem may not always be this obvious. Sounds in the attic, droppings on the ground and grease marks on your building can all be indicators of bats inside your home.

Sounds In The Attic

Calls to us regarding bat problems usually start coming in during the middle of the winter – these calls are almost always big brown bats.

Big brown bats “wake up” in the middle of winter warm spells sometimes, move around in the attic, and stumble into living quarters or offices.

When spring comes around, bat eviction requests start to come in once again, and do not stop until it cools off in the fall. Why? In the fall, your bats were breeding. In the spring, they start to have their babies. If you are a parent, you know that you want to get away from your children, well at least occasionally, that is what the bats are doing.

Signs Around The House

Some of the signs of bats to look for around your home or business include bat feces, also called guano, and grease marks on buildings.

Look for feces on the ground inside or outside your home, and marks toward the roof where the bats might be entering and exiting the attic.

Bats love hanging out behind window shutters too, and often settle in behind them. Bats have a tendency to squeeze their way into some pretty interesting places, consequently, signs of guano and grease marks may not always be limited to the attic or upper level areas of your home.

Identifying Guano

If you find “mouse droppings” by your door, it may be bat guano. Every year we receive an incredible number of calls with complaints about mouse droppings outside of people’s homes and businesses. However, upon investigation these droppings frequently turn out to be bat feces.

Bat feces is called guano. Imagine for a moment, (because most people don’t want to do it), picking up a handful of this guano and gently crushing it in the palm of your hand. If this is done outdoors under sunlight you will see hundreds of sparkly and shiny things in the droppings. This is because Guano primarily consists of the hundreds and thousands of insects bats consume every evening. The shiny things you see are insect eyes and wings; and it helps illustrate why we say bats outside are good.

Indicators Of Feeding Roost
And Free Roosting Bat Problems

People often tell us “I see bat guano on the ground but not the bat”. In such cases, if you find bat guano on the ground or on your deck and you look up and do not see the bat, this is referred to as a “feeding roost”.

feeding roost is a location desirable for bats to come to on a nightly basis to digest their food, urinate, defecate and leave by dawn.

free roosting bat is one that likes to hang around various areas around your home in search of a warm, cozy spot to shelter and roost.

Free roosting bats are more common in areas where homes or businesses leave lights on at night. Lights do not scare or repel bats away, they attract them instead. Bats are attracted to lights because lights attract insects, making cozy areas behind architectural structures close to lights very appealing to bats. Arched entry ways or porches are borderline irresistible to bats; and your attic is simply Heaven.

The most common area for bat guano to be seen for the first time by home owners will be underneath wall mounted speakers in the corner of their front or back porch, as well as behind shutters and outdoor televisions. These areas are dark and cozy, and a perfect place for a bat to tuck itself away snug and secure during the daytime hours.

Odors Inside Your Building

Bat urine can sometimes be seen on the outside of a building, on attic rafters and elsewhere around the house. This bat urine is typically going to look like a splash of milk leaving a white, barely visible residue. It contains ammonia and can certainly be described as having an odor.

For the most part, guano droppings dry quickly and by themselves seldom create an odor. But, when given time to accumulate, bat guano combined with urine will start to smell like ammonia under the right conditions.

Basically the smell that is recognized as bat guano is actually not from the guano, but rather from the ammonia in the urine instead.

In other words, you may not have an odor in your home, but that doesn’t mean the bats aren’t there, it may merely mean the guano and urine have not yet had a chance to pile up enough to start to smell.

Of course, if you do have an odor, similar to a nasty cat litter box and you don’t have a cat or anything else that may be causing it – then that could indeed be an indicator in and of itself. And it may also mean that you have a large colony of bats and/or one that has been in place for a long time. source: totalwildlifecontrol.com

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Macomb County Raccoon Trapping

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Macomb County Raccoon TrappingTrapping a raccoon may seem like an easy, effective and cost-saving way to remove it from your home’s attic, under your deck or from your business. Although tempting, there are many reasons why you should not attempt this on your own. The best way to safely and humanely remove a raccoon is to hire a professional. Here are the reasons why:

  1. You can get seriously injured. Have you ever seen an angry or defensive raccoon? They can be extremely vicious, causing a serious and likely risk of bites, scratches and other injuries. When you finally stop bleeding, you will have to get rabies shots, even if it’s the smallest of scratches. Rabies is fatal for humans if not treated immediately. You can’t until any symptoms appear to get treated, once the symptoms appear, it is too late and is fatal. Learn more about the risk of raccoon rabies in humans.
  2. Professionals know what kind of bait to use in a raccoon trap. Raccoons will eat almost anything, but they are clever and won’t eat just anything when it’s in a trap!
  3. You cannot place the trap in just any location. If you put a trap in the wrong location, you can spook the raccoon, making it even harder to trap. A licensed professional will know the best location for the trap, what kind of trap to use, and if the raccoon has become trap-shy, they can figure out why.
  4. Raccoon removal professionals take precautions to humanely treat a trapped raccoon during the trapping, relocation and removal stages.
  5. Trapping a raccoon on your own could inadvertently leave young behind to starve to death. Professionals know how to tell the sex of the animal, if it has recently had babies and if it is still feeding them.
  6. You may want to save some money by taking care of a problem raccoon on your own, but it is not worth it. Please do not put yourself and your family at risk and contact a licensed Raccoon Removal Professional to get the job done properly and permanently.

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Macomb County Mice Control Service

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Tips for discovering the nature of your rodent problem.

A thorough home inspection will help you determine the type of rodent you’re dealing with, their patterns of activity, what’s bringing them inside your home, and most importantly, which rodent-control product to use for eliminating them.

The first step to getting rid of mice or rats is figuring out which rodent you’re dealing with – and how big your problem is. Before you take any steps to control a rodent problem, be sure to inspect your home, inside and out. Conducting a thorough inspection will be critical for helping you decide which method of control is right for you.

Inspecting for Rodents

With a flashlight, examine dark areas, such as behind appliances and in cupboards or closets, where rodents like to hide. And be sure to look up, down and all around for signs where rodents travel.

A good inspection will help you determine:

  • The type of rodent – is it a house mouse, Norway rat or roof rat?
  • The severity of the problem
  • Where they eat, travel, and nest
  • The cause of your problem – whether it’s poor sanitation, available food, or water
  • The best type of rodent control product to use and where to place it for success

Signs of Rodents

Tell-tale Signs of Rats and Mice include:


Droppings. Rodent droppings are a sure sign that rats or mice are present, and will indicate the type of rodent, the size of the infestation, and where they are most active. Mouse droppings are small, less than one quarter inch, and pointed on both ends. Rat droppings are half an inch or larger. Norway Rat droppings are blunt at both ends, while Roof Rat droppings are have pointed ends. New droppings are shiny and putty-like in texture, while old ones are hard and crumbly. Varying feces sizes indicate that juveniles and adults are present, and lots of droppings may be an indication of a large infestation. The location of the droppings indicates active areas where you should place bait or traps.

Urine Odor. Rodent urine has a strong musky odor. With large infestations you can easily smell it.

Gnawed Holes. Gnawed mouse holes are small, clear-cut, and about the size of a dime. Gnawed rat holes are large, about the size of a quarter, with rough torn edges.

Rub and Gnaw Marks. Oily rub marks are left in places where rodents travel along walls. If rub marks smear, you know they are fresh. Gnaw marks on wood around the house also are a sign. Tooth marks about one eighth inch long are typical of rats and small scratch marks are a sign of mice.

Runways. Common rodent pathways are generally along interior walls, building foundations, ledges, pipes, electrical wires, conduits, tree branches and fence rails.

Nests. Mice will shred paper, string, and other pliable materials to build their nests indoors. Norway rats nest outdoors in burrows deep in the ground. Roof rats typically nest above ground in attics, trees, or dense vegetation.

Noises. Rodents are nocturnal. At night they often create scratching sounds as they run inside walls and along floors.

Pet Behavior. Pets tend to act unusual when they hear or smell rodents in the house. They may appear extremely alert, bark, or begin to paw at spaces beneath refrigerators, stoves, or low-clearance pieces of furniture.

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Macomb County Bat Removal Experts

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Why and How Bats Get In Your Home

Bats are great animals, and a key part of the environment and our ecosystem. Bats only become a problem when they decide to use an attic or other section of a home or building as a roosting or nursery colony.

Most people do not tolerate that idea very well, and it becomes necessary to evict the bats and repair the structure as needed to prevent them from entering in the future. Accumulations of their droppings (guano) can cause health, odour and insect problems, which is the primary reason bats should be excluded from a structure occupied by a wildlife control company.

Why and How do I end up having bats living in my house?

People seldom notice small cracks or gaps on higher buildings, but a 1/2″ crack in a mortar joint 30 or 40 feet off the ground becomes a superhighway for bats to enter a structure. Since they are nocturnal and for the most part very quiet animals, they often use attics for years before the odor from the build-up of droppings alerts us to their presence.

Bats often get into attics by slipping into the gap between the soffit overhang and the exterior brick

If you had bats flying inside your home this means that you probably have bats living somewhere in your walls or attic.

Usually the first time you have bat flying around the inside of your house there is a slight chance that they might entered from an open door or window and it can be dismissed as a one-of event. But if that happens repeatedly then we can safely say that you have some bats living in your home.

Baby bat season

Baby bats are born in the early summer. They are very small and have little fur. When their mothers go out to feed in the evening the unsupervised babies sometimes go exploring inside the walls and attic and become lost, ending up in living areas, having fallen through small gaps inside the home. Baby bats become mobile through late summer and without much experience they tend to get lost more often than adults.

Open windows

On very rare occasions bats may mistakenly fly through open windows when hunting insects. These are often isolated incidences and don’t necessarily mean that there is a roost near the property. However, it does suggest that there is a colony within the local area and that means your home is susceptible to future infestation.

Bat droppings found on window sills are a sure sign of bat activity around your home

Bats, like all wildlife, look for a place that offers protection and a comfortable temperature where they can live and thrive. Unfortunately your home satisfies both requirements. Bats, depending on the species tend to reside either in your attic or in your walls. There are two species of bat that can infest your residence – Little Brown Bats and Big Brown Bats.

Little Brown Bats are known for migrating back and forth between attics where they spend spring and summer and caves where they hibernate for winter. Unfortunately for Little Brown Bats, they have gone nearly extinct as White Nose Syndrome found in caves and mines has killed millions of them across North America.

White Nose Syndrome syndrome is caused by a fungal growth that attaches to bats who hibernate in caves and abandoned mines. The fungus attaches to bats and forcing them out of hibernation which causes them to expend winter fat reserves prematurely resulting in their death. Little Brown Bats are commonly associated with roosting inside homes and structures in rural areas.

If you live in a built up area (city or subdivision) it is highly unlikely that you will have Little Brown Bats living in your home.

In contrast, Big Brown Bats are hearty enough to live inside buildings and homes year round. These bats don’t migrate to caves and mines for winter and therefore have not been exposed to the deadly fungus.

The majority of bat problems we see involve Big Brown Bats. Their colonies tend to be smaller than those of Little Brown Bats.

Finally, the answer to why you have bats is that they decided to establish a colony in your home because it provides a safe environment with stable temperatures for them to live, mate and raise their young. Bats only need a very opening to access an attic, any small gap or crack between building materials could be an entry. Regardless of the age or condition of the home, the potential for bat entry exists. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control sees bat problems in new and old homes alike.

How do they end up flying in my house?

It’s important to remember that bats who make their way into your bedroom or living room don’t want to be there. There’s no food for them eat (insects) and it’s not nearly dark or cozy enough for them to roost. In most cases, bats found inside the living space of the home have found their way there from attic by accident. But how do bats get lost?

As an attic cools down at night during the summer, cool outside air is drawn in through any cracks or holes, and the bats follow these air currents to familiar exit holes. It is very common for bats to find their way into the living quarters of homes, usually during warmer summer temperatures when we use our air conditioning. The cool air from your home can escape into the attic through very small cracks and holes, and the bats simply follow the currents, accidentally ending up in your living area. They do not want to be in your home, but are simply reacting to cool air currents on instinct. What they really want is a sky full of flying insects to eat. Sometimes the bats that enter the home are young ones trying to find their way outside for the first time.

Once bats find an entry in your residence, they use two locations as their living space, the attic and the walls. Most people believe that if they don’t see a bat in the attic, this means that they do not have an infestation. This is not true. Speaking for Big Brown Bats which are the majority of the infestations, the walls of your home are the preferred living location. The reason why they prefer the walls instead of the attic is temperature.

The walls maintain a stable temperature way better than the attic where, especially in the summer months, it can get really hot. Bats are very sensitive to temperature variations, and these variations drive them up and down the walls as they try to find a suitable temperature. When this happens bats sometimes get lost inside your walls and they end up in your living space.

We always see a spike in bat calls whenever the temperature rises quickly over a short period of time. The sudden change has sent the bats inside the walls of homes scrambling downward in search of more comfortable conditions. Invariably some will travel too far downward and become lost.

The main location where lost bats end up is the basement and especially unfinished sections of basements. Because all the pipes go up and down through the walls of your house there are gaps between the floors and bats use them to end up in the basement. The air ducts that run throughout your home give bats the chance to end up just about anywhere.

NEVER try to catch a flying bat you are likely to injure it severely and it may even bite in self-defense. Sometimes in the summer, young bats, which are inexperienced flyers, will become exhausted before finding their way out. They may try to land on a wall or curtains, or they may crash land on furniture or the floor.

Understanding basic bat behavior helps us realize what causes them to enter the living quarters of our homes. Bats are very sensitive to air currents, and the cool air which enters an attic after sunset is what triggers the bats to exit the structure and feed each night. source: skedaddlewildlife.com

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5 Mice Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

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You’ve probably heard some tall tales about some not-so-tall critters. Mice are prevalent in a variety of environments, from forests to buildings. But when they enter your home, it’s tough to choose between running as far away as you can or moving closer to capturing the critter. Whichever you choose, the first step in battling the rodents is to avoid a state of panic. Mice are up to more than you think, but knowing the difference between myth and fact will help you better understand your situation. Check out these mice myths:

Myth #1: The best mice bait is cheese.

Fact: The quintessential picture of a mouse eating cheese may not be realistic after all. While the mouse in your house probably enjoys a nice midnight snack as much as the next critter, there’s a good chance it would rather nibble on some grains, seeds or fruits. Mice will consume many different types of food, and they prefer meals high in carbohydrates.   

Myth #2: Mice are only found in unclean environments.

Fact: Mice do live in areas that are unclean or lacking maintenance, but they’re just as likely to appear in an average home. The critters can find their way into homes through many types of small openings, such as gaps under doors, or via utility lines. Food and warmth are also attractive resources for mice, and these are things you’re sure to have in your own abode.

Myth #3: Mice lack a skeletal system.

Fact: When you realize that a mouse can fit through a hole as small as a pen or pencil tip, it’s easy to assume the creature lacks a normal skeletal system. In reality, mice are simply more flexible than other creatures and lack a normal collarbone. Their flexibility allows them to surface in places that might startle you, which is why it’s important to seal any cracks or openings in and around your home.

Myth #4: Catching a mouse means you’ve gotten rid of the problem.

Fact: If you have one mouse in your home, you can be almost 100-percent certain that you have more. Mice multiply quickly, and they breed year-round while slowly making their homes in the cracks and crevices within your living quarters.

Myth #5: Cats will take care of a mouse problem.

Fact: A cat could take care of the mice in your home — or not. Some cats will help and others won’t, and there’s no sure way to tell which way it’s going to go. If you’re planning to get a cat for the sole purpose of eliminating mice, be aware that your feline friend may let you down.

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