We are now heading into the beginning of rodent season. This is the time of the year that rodents are the most obnoxious pest in your life. With the cooler weather, they are constantly looking for a way into your warm house that has sufficient food for their needs. If you happen to see one mouse in your house, there are more than likely many more where that came from. Mice are incredibly social. Knowing this, you need to know how mice communicate with one another and what that means for your home. A-Tex Pest Management is here to talk about how it all works.
Mice are Silent & Speak with No Words
Almost all animals find a way to communicate with their species. While humans use words to communicate, mice do things quite differently. Mice use what are known as pheromones to let other mice know what’s going on. These chemical markers are usually released in their urine. Some of the things they can communicate through these pheromones include where a food source might be, who is related to who, and when they are ready to mate.
Is it a Danger to Homeowners when Mice Communicate?
The fact that mice can communicate with each other is not a good thing for the homes that they are trying to get into. For one, mice can let other mice know when they have found an entrance into your home. Through pheromones, they will signal to other mice that they have found a way in. What many people don’t realize is that a mouse can squeeze through a crack that is as small as ¼ inch wide. It won’t take much for them to get in. Once they have gotten into your home, the fact that they reproduce at an alarming rate is the biggest problem. One female mouse can have up to 150 offspring in just one calendar year.
What Harm do Mice Cause?
Not only are mice carriers of disease, but they can also cause a significant amount of damage to your home. Mice have to chew to keep their teeth filed down. This means they will be chewing on a number of different surfaces in your house. They will chew on your walls, the electrical wiring in your house, furniture, clothing and other materials. This can lead to some problems that can be dangerous. It is why it is so important that you get rid of mice as soon as you see any signs that they have gotten into your home.
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If you have noticed that there are mouse droppings or signs of chewing happening in your home, it’s time to call A-Tex Pest Management to help you safely get rid of any mouse population that may be found inside the walls of your home. Our trained and qualified technicians know exactly what it takes to get rid of mice for good. Call us today!