Is Seeing "Just One" Mouse an Isolated Problem or Should I Call Someone?

Posted on 2019-09-18

We would all love to believe that the new noise the car is making, the little leak under the dishwasher, or the single mouse we saw is just an isolated incident and will go away harmlessly. However, that’s rarely the case.

Yes, one mouse could just be one mouse. But, if you don’t do anything about it, there WILL be more. However, it is more likely that you only saw one mouse and there already are others that you just haven’t seen yet.

Here’s why you need to call an exterminator, even if you just see a single mouse.

Where and When Did You See The Mouse?

They say that if you see a single mouse in a high traffic area like the kitchen (which has food, warmth, and water) during the day, you may only have that one mouse. However, if you see one at night in a more isolated part of the home, they have more likely multiplied and spread out.

Of course, it’s possible that the mouse you saw during the day is one of many, so you will still want to call in pest control as soon as possible.

There is No Telling How Long They’ve Been There

Also, you can’t assume that the first time you see a mouse in the kitchen was the mouse’s first time in your kitchen. They may have ‘moved in’ days or weeks ago, without your knowledge.

Humans live active lifestyles. We are rarely home during the day and sleeping for about 8 hours when we are actually home. A lot can happen when we’re not home or awake. Also, mice prefer to travel along the walls, which can make them hard to spot, unless you happen to be looking right at that area at that given time.

They Can Multiply Incredibly Quickly

Part of the reason that mice remain a problem in our homes today is how adaptive they are and how quickly they can reproduce.

For example:

  • A single female mouse can give birth to up to 10 litters in a year

  • Each litter could consist of five or six young

  • That could be 60 offspring a year

  • That offspring can produce their offspring after only two months

This is why you cannot let the problem linger or hope it will go away. It will get worse.

See a Mouse? Call an Exterminator Right Now

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