The coastal town of Scituate is home to marshes, beaches, rivers, and some of the best ocean views in the area. Unfortunately, plenty of rodents also call Scituate home. Mice can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your house and threaten the health of people and pets. When it comes to mice, knowledge is power, and there is a lot of misinformation out there. Here’s what you should know about mice in Scituate.
Myth #1: Mice are only found in unsanitary conditions. It's true that you are likely to find mice in unclean environments, but mice will take whatever they can get. If there’s food, water, and shelter, any home, even the tidiest, is fair game.
Myth #2: They only come out at night. Mice are in fact nocturnal, but they’re also avid snackers. Depending on the availability of food, mice will emerge 15-20 times a day, day or night.
Myth #3: They can’t climb. Mice are actually skilled climbers, and will take advantage of tree branches, vines, and other vegetation near roof lines to enter a warm attic.
Myth #4: Mice don’t have a skeletal system. When you see a mouse squeeze through a small space (they only need an opening the size of a dime!), it can seem impossible that they have a skeleton. They are, in fact, vertebrates; their skeletal system is specially designed to dig, tunnel, and slip into tight spaces.
Myth #5: A cat will get rid of a mouse problem. Mice can be predictable; cats are a different story. Some cats may be keen to protect your property from rodents- others, not so much. Before you head to the local animal shelter, know that there are no guarantees when it comes to the age-old game of cat and mouse.
One more thing you should know: the rodent control experts at Burgess Pest Management have a wealth of information and the best methods of keeping mice out of your home, and an estimate is always free.