Rodents can be tough to get rid of and can cost residents and business owner’s a tremendous amount of time and money in damages. The best option when there are any signs of rodent activity is to call for an inspection. A Poulin’s professional will be able to locate access points in which rodents may be entering, identify the type of rodents you are dealing with, and inform you on the best way to proceed with removing the problem. The 3 common rodents we see in Canada are House Mice, Norway Rats and Roof Rats.
Mice Health Hazards
Did you know that under perfect conditions, 24 mice can grow to over 2,000 mice in as little as 8 months or that a pair of mice can produce 18,000 fecal droppings or that over the past 100 years over 10 million human deaths have been due to rodent diseases that they can carry? It is a very serious problem which many homeowners see around springtime as the mice have overwintered in your crawl space or in the basement, kitchen, storage shed or other location that has given them food and shelter. Mice have been building up their population in your home and the urine and fecal matter, also known as droppings, can be seen in locations like your pantry or under your sink as they look for your food to eat. Approximately 20% of the world’s food supply is annually spoiled by rodents and 4% of stored rice and grains. They are a very serious problem and should be controlled as soon as possible.