Types Of Businesses Susceptible To Mice Infestations

Types Of Businesses Susceptible To Mice Infestations

Mayor Bloomberg of New York City had a rat task force. That task force is still in full thrust to end the rat plague that continues to threaten the largest and most populated city in the world. While domestic households are constantly under threat the real danger is in the number of rats that invade businesses and warehouses. It was found by the UN that in 1982 rats, worldwide, destroyed 30 billion dollars in food. This is enough food to feed most of the hungry people in the world and it was destroyed by rodents. The UN also places rats as one of the greatest threats to civilization as we know it, comparable to global warming and Covid-19.

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The greatest danger for businesses and homes is the reproductive rate of mice and rats. Mice are faster but rats are not far behind. They have litters multiple times a year and a single female mouse with multiple male partners can produce dozens of new mice every year who will then do the same. This repeats, constantly, never taking a break from reproduction and eating and chewing on and destroying structures. In new york alone the damage done to structures cost 19 billion dollars in repairs and has since caused billions upon billions more since 2009 when that number was published. 

The sheer destructive force of what is estimated to be 175 million rats in the city of new york alone can bring the city to its knees in days, the city has made rats one of their number one goals. The drug was may seem intense from the outside but it has nothing on the rat taskforce laying poison in sewers and hunting rats through the streets. Like the pigeon situation the city got so coated in pigeon feces that they needed to call in thousands of licensed exterminators to use strychnine, the most dangerous poison that exists, to kill the pigeons in the hope that other animals would avoid the poison coated seeds. 

Like new york, all cities have the same issues. To this day rats plague every city on earth. There is no person, rich or poor, domestic or corporate, small business or mega-corporation that is not, right now, being plagued by rodents. They are truly a threat that may never end and in some minds, the real apocalypse of humanity. The meek will not inherit the earth, it will be the mouse. 



How do I conduct an exterior inspection for mice?

How do I conduct an exterior inspection for mice?

There are many different kinds of mice in southern Ontario and not all of them enter at ground level. The house mouse rarely attempts to create its entryways. They tend to wait by the house until a door is left open or to enter under a gap beneath the garage door. House mice are permanent residents and will never leave the house even if their access to food is limited. They move into human homes and occupy them by force, and that force can be enormous. House mice reproduce about twice as fast as wild mice due to their having evolved alongside humanity.

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Wild mice rarely meet humans unless they are out in the woods on a hike but as the winter approaches the deer mouse and the field mouse, the two most common Ontario wild mice will attempt to enter your home. Not the way you would think, however. They can jump and climb great heights and can climb your down-spout or leap from a tree onto your roof. From there they will make an opening, often through a fascia vent, and enter the attic. This allows them to be almost invisible. Unlike house mice, the wild mice hunt for food outside and use the attic for nesting. This means that in the fall you will have to get up on a ladder and get onto your roof to do a complete mouse inspection. Performing an inspection for house mice at the ground level and then inspecting the roof. This is incredibly dangerous and risky, even a young strong man with training risks his life each time he scales a roof. If you are in your senior years or if you have a disability then doing this inspection is impossible and not recommended even if you could do it. 

If you suspect you have rodents in your home the best thing you can do is not to inspect but to prepare. Go outside and remove all detritus from the yard, piles of wood, garbage and piles of leaves. Old tree stumps with rotten holes that mice could hide in as they approach your house. Bird feeders, water sources like pools or ponds or water features like a small water fall will draw rats. You can make sure not to eat outside and to make sure mice have no reason to be on your property. Trim the grass down short so they have nowhere to hide, get rid of any gardens of foliage at the walls of your house as mice can hide in there and make an opening to your home without being noticed.