All The Problems Rodents Bring To Tupelo Properties

It isn't a big deal when a little mouse gets into your home or business, right? The average body size of a mouse is only about 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches. It doesn't look like a threat. A rat, on the other hand, can be a little intimidating. It is a fat and robust animal. At 6 to 9 ½ inches in length, it can be threatening, especially if it gets agitated by your presence and chases after you. But neither of these animals are considered a direct threat. It is very rare for a mouse or a rat to attack a person. But this is far from the only problem a pest can present. Here are all the problems rodents can bring into your Tupelo property. Some of them may surprise you.


While mice and rats aren't likely to bite you, they are highly likely to bite your property. They have incisors that never stop growing. These teeth must be filed down to prevent harm to the animal. In nature, they gnaw on wood and bark. If they come near to your home, they're probably going to gnaw on any wood they find. If they make a whole, they can gain entry. But those holes can do more than let mice and rats into your home.

  • The holes created by rodents can allow rainwater and moisture into your home. This can lead to extensive wood damage, mold, and other problems.
  • The holes created by rodents let insects, bugs, spiders, and other pests into your home.
  • The holes created by rodents can take a bite out of your bank account.


Mice and rats are exposed to many parasites as they explore landscaping and as they get into garbage and sewers. We could list many, but here are a few of the most common parasites rodents bring with them when they get into Baldwyn properties as well as the risks associated with these organisms.

  • Ticks. There are many diseases that can be spread by ticks. While your chances of getting a tick-borne disease are low (and you could become infected and have no severe symptoms), it is important to understand that diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, Lyme disease, and other tick-borne diseases can have fatal or lifelong chronic symptoms.
  • Fleas. Most fleas that bite you will not make you sick. But it is possible to get sick from a flea bite. Symptoms of diseases like cat scratch fever and murine typhus can be mysterious and unsettling. Bubonic plague (which is still around) can have severe, but treatable, symptoms. 
  • Mites. These little bugs can cause skin disorders, respiratory issues, rickettsialpox, scrub typhus, and more. Once again, it is important to understand that these illnesses do not always happen. 
    Parasitic worms. These microorganisms cause stomach illness, which is often referred to simply as food poisoning.

Property Damage

When mice get into areas where you have items stored, they can damage your things. They chew on boxes, clothing, furniture, and more. They also build nests from materials they tear off of items, or they will establish a nest inside an object, like a stored couch or chair.


Rodents leave their excrement and urine everywhere they go. This can cause contamination in sensitive areas. When a rodent nests inside furniture, or some other stored item, their excrement and urine can cause additional damage.

Fire Hazard

Mice chew on lots of things. When they get into walls, they're known to chew on wires and gas lines. These can lead to a fire. Experts believe that 20 to 25 percent of fires started by an unknown cause are likely to be rodent-related.

Business Threats

When mice or rats get into a business, they can do all of the above. But there are unique problems that should be considered if you own a business in Baldwyn.

  • Rodents can cause you to fail an audit or inspection. This can lead to sanctions or a closure.
  • Rodents can drive tenants out. It is hard to find great tenants, and this is a terrible reason to lose one.
  • If you offer storage for the belongings of others, rodents can get into these storage spaces and create serious problems.
  • The presence of rodents can demoralize employees, cause employees to quit, and lead to an increase in illness and absenteeism.

Rodent Control In Baldwyn

Rodents may be small, but the problems they cause can be big. If you're detecting rodent activity around or inside structures on your property, reach out to McCary Pest Control for assistance. We use industry-leading control solutions and products to effectively control rodents and manage rodent threats. We can help you find the right solution. It's easy to get started. Jump over to our contact page and request an inspection. We'll do the rest.

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