The bedroom is supposed to be a safe space where you can relax and unwind after a hard day’s work. However, if you have mice in your home, these invasive pests have no regard for privacy and they will enter cupboards, furniture, and boxes. But will they crawl on your bed while you are sleeping? What are the odds of this happening?
Why mice may enter the bedroom
When mice enter the home, they’re looking for food and shelter. Initially, they will be very careful traveling around, but as they get used to the environment, they will explore more and more rooms of the home. They will also be on the lookout for food, so if you eat in bed or leave food out in your bedroom after having a snack, mice may pay you a visit.
Will they bother you in your sleep?
Mice are definitely capable of bothering you in your sleep. They are excellent acrobats. They can climb almost any surface and they can leap up to one foot in the air. So it’s not a question of if they are able to do it, it’s a question of if they are willing to do it. For the most part, mice want to avoid you as much as possible, but if your sleeping body is between a mouse and a morsel of food, the mouse may take the shortest route between to point and crawl over you.
How to stop mouse infestations
Not only is it disturbing to think about mice crawling on you when you sleep, it is also extremely dangerous to have mice in your bedroom, even if they just hop up on your nightstand, or go through your closet. House mice can carry dozens of dangerous diseases that are spread through their droppings, urine and through direct contact with their fur. So if a mouse touches a surface, it may contaminate it with some serious pathogens, and then all it takes is for you to touch the same surface. The pathogen is then on your hands, and that is a recipe for disaster.
So mouse infestations have to be stopped as soon as possible, and for this, it’s best to work with a pro, who will use either traps or poisons to completely remove the infestation from your home. For more information on house mice and the threat that they pose when they infest a building, or if you currently have an infestation in your home, contact us today.