Pest Control For Mice and Rats

Black House RatDue to the spread of towns, cities and businesses, the original habitat of common mice has been encroached upon. The intrusion on rolling hills where mice once lived (well, technically they still do, but there are less rolling hills) has created the opportunity for them to find a new home within man-made dwellings.

Some say that mice have now become dependent on humans for their sustenance. Flourishing cities, once established, has cause mice to migrate in droves and become permanently settled. Because of this, mice bring a host of problems for people in their homes and places of business. While in your home, mice and rats can chew on your food, gnaw at electrical wiring and household fixtures while also transferring diseases to humans.

A Little History of Mice, Rats, and The General Population

Both mice and rats have an unpleasant history they were even a well-known culprit of mass death and disease in the Middle Ages. The Black Death of London in 1665 is a calamity that was connected to large populations of mice and rats. Back then, pest control for mice consisted of people physically hunting them down, trapping them and then burning the carcasses. Unfortunately, instead of being able to eradicate the rodents, their population numbers continued to grow along with the human death toll.

The Importance of Pest Control for Mice

Common house mice can produce approximately 50 young each year. Large numbers of mice and the potential growth of their population in your home easily illustrate the importance of pest control for mice. Since mice produce rapidly, their population must be contained quickly, or the situation can become uncontrollable.