Are there sounds of tiny footsteps, scratching, and squeaking keeping you up at night? If so, you might have mice in the attic. These small critters generally stay out of sight, which can make it tempting to let them leave on their own, but in reality they will stay in your attic until something forces them out. The longer mice are allowed to live in your home, the more damage they can do, and the greater risk they pose to the health of you and your family.
On top of the noisy distraction they create, having mice in your attic can lead to a whole range of different types of damage. Some of the more commonly damaged areas include:
- Damaged or soiled boxes and stored belongings
- Chewed up electrical wiring, which presents a significant fire hazard
- Damaged or destroyed attic insulation, which causes your energy costs to rise
- Mouse waste can accumulate in your attic and seep into your ceiling, causing staining and ruining sheetrock
You don’t even have to come into direct contact with mice to be put at risk. Simply inhaling air contaminated by their waste is enough to become ill. Just some of the diseases commonly carried by mice include:
- The Plague
- Rat-bite Fever
Let Us Help
The best way to safeguard your home and family is to call a professional animal removal service at the first sign of mouse activity. Allowing the technicians at Critter Control® of Fort Worth to remove any mice from your home not only keeps your house safe from damage, but it keeps you and your family out of harm’s way. For any questions, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, contact us today at 817-442-2201.