Are you familiar with Albert the mouse? If you love Christmas classics you should be. He's the opinionated and ostentatious mouse who almost kept Christmas from happening. But, in the end, he found the inspiration to fix the clock tower and lure Santa in with the Christmas classic, Christmas Chimes Are Calling (Santa, Santa). Albert is one of many examples of how Christmas and mice go together. There are several Christmas movies, books, and poems with prominent mouse characters. And there is no shortage of mouse-themed ornaments: mice with Christmas hats, Victorian mice singing carols, mice delivering gifts on sleds, and more. We even have Christmas snacks made in the shape of cute, little, holiday mice. But there is nothing cute or adorable about "real" Christmas mice.
When mice come into a home, they bring the following problems with them:
Mice explore in some unsavory locations such as dumpsters, trashcans, and sewers. They also feed on unsavory things. This makes them an unintentional vector for harmful bacteria and diseases, which they can spread to dishes, pans, utensils, stored food, and food prep surfaces.
When mice explore your home they leave droppings and urine as they go. This waste is one of the ways they spread bacteria and diseases.
When mice explore your home, they rub their fur on furniture, pillows, and other locations you may lay your head. This is another way they spread illness.
When you have Christmas mice, you're likely to have Christmas ticks and Christmas fleas as well. Rodents can pick up a variety of parasites in their travels.
When you have Christmas mice, you're also going to have Christmas damage. Mice chew on insulation, sheetrock, wood, furniture, and even wiring in your walls. This last one can lead to a house fire.
The longer you have mice in your home, the more the problems will increase. Mice never stop breeding, all year long, even in the winter. And newborn mice are able to make more mice at six weeks old.
Christmas is best when nothing is stirring in your walls, not even a mouse. Cute, little, Christmas mice belong in movies, books, and poems, not your wall voids, attic, kitchen, pantry, drawers, and cabinets. If you're hearing Christmas mice or seeing evidence of a Christmas infestation in your Nashville home, let All-American Pest Control help you get them out and keep them out. Our friendly and highly-trained pest control technicians are looking forward to assisting you.