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Interesting Facts About Mice

Think you’re alone?

Fact #1: Mice invade an estimated 20 million homes in the United States every year.  Typically between October and February looking for shelter from the cold.

Think your house is sealed up?

Fact #2: Mice can squeeze through an opening the size of a dime.  Make sure to foam seal or caulk any areas they might be able to get in.  Pay special attention to the areas around utility pipes.

Think “I only saw one mouse?”

Fact #3: Females can have approximately a dozen babies every three weeks.  This could be as many as 150 in a single year!

Think they’ll stay in the basement, garage or attic?

Fact #4: Mice have big appetites and eat about 15-20 times a day.  They will definitely go wherever the food is!

Think you’re safe?

Fact #5: Mice spread more diseases than you know.  Salmonella and Hantavirus are just the beginning.  Mice can carry over 200 human pathogens!  Yuck!!

If you want some help in the battle against mice, give us a call.  We service all of Lake County, IL. including Mundelein, Grayslake, Gurnee, Zion, Wadsworth, Lake Villa, Lindenhurst and Southern WI as well.

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