Mice Control Services
The house mouse is considered by many to be one of the most one of the most troublesome and economically damaging pest in the country. They consume food meant for us and our pets and in the process of doing so they contaminate food preparation surfaces with their feces. The bacteria in their feces is one that causes food poisoning. They constantly gnaw at objects in the home, including furniture and electrical outlets. In fact, that many house fires whose cause is unknown can actually be attributed to mice chewing on wiring. As if that wasn’t enough, they multiply like crazy. They have an average life span of 9 to 12 months, during which time a female can have 5 to 10 litters with 5 to 6 babies in each litter.
Hearing Scratching in Your Walls?
You most likely have a mouse problem if you hear scratching noises coming from your walls.
Occasionally, other wildlife will scratch as well; however, mice are often the cause. You may also hear squeaks, scrambling, and sounds of gnawing when large numbers of mice are present.
How do mice get inside?
There are many different ways mice can break into a building or home:
Whenever there is a gap around the structure the size of a dime, there is an open door. If a mouse gets its head through, the rest will follow.
Foundations should be free of cracks and gaps, especially around air conditioner inlets, doors, and windows.
Because mice have tiny claws they can easily scale up and down buildings, upper-perimeter gaps should also be sealed.
Trimming tree branches and other plant life away from the roof line will also help prevent these small pests from entering the roof.
The garage is another point of entry for mice. Almost nine out of ten houses have small gaps along the edge of the garage door seal, which mice can easily enter.
If doors are left open or have broken seals, mice can also enter through doorways.
Deterring mice can be accomplished by ensuring food is stored and sealed properly as well as maintaining a clean household. They will feed on a wide variety of foods, but they prefer cereals more than any other food item. A mouse sometimes consumes foods high in fat and protein such as nuts, bacon, and meat, as well as lard, butter, and butter.
It is crucial to take action as soon as you suspect there is a mouse infestation in your home or business.
How to Prevent Mice
There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to mouse prevention. Although good sanitation habits are not guaranteed to keep all mice from entering your home, bad sanitation is sure to attract them. Be sure to put food in its proper place when you’re done eating. Mice love to eat the food you leave out. It is also important to regularly check your home’s foundation for cracks and crevices. A mouse can fit into a crack the size of a dime, so even a seemingly small crack can be large enough for a mouse.