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For mouse control to be effective, it is critical that you identify a mouse infestation early, because mice can cause a lot of damage to your home.  They can transmit diseases to your household, destroy food, clothes, household furniture, etc., damage electrical wiring, and cause a fire hazard.  Rodent droppings and damaged infrastructure are also among the multitude of challenges that can result from these uninvited guests. Fortunately, there are things that can be done to get mice out of your home. There are also some great preventative measures that can be taken.

Characteristics of Mice

What do mice look like?

The typical mouse is gray or brown, with little eyes and large ears. The adult is usually between 5 ½ and 7 ½ inches in length with a 3-4 inch long tail.

More Facts About Mice

  • Mice can live up to 1 year. While this is not a very long period of time, mice are capable of reproducing up to 10 times in their life.
  • Indoor mice will munch on a wide variety of foods; however, they have a preference for seeds and insects.
  • Mice are excellent climbers.
  • Mice are not able to see color. Their eyesight is not very good, as they have a hard time seeing beyond six inches.
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How do I know if I have a mouse infestation?

Mice are crafty little creatures. They can make their way through spaces as small as a dime. In the fall, they end up in homes as a result of their search for food, warmth and shelter.

Here are some signs you will notice when mice are present:

  • You may pick up a musky odor in your home.  This is the smell of mice urine.
  • You will notice droppings of up to ½ inch in length.  Mice droppings usually have pointed ends.
  • You will also hear sounds such as gnawing, squeaking or scurrying.
  • If you find a mouse nest, you can be sure that mice are invading your home. These nests are usually found behind or beneath furniture or appliances.

It is critical that you identify an infestation early, because mice can cause a lot of damage to your home.  Don’t hesitate to give us a call and let us help you solve it immediately. All our rodent control technicians are thoroughly trained in dealing with these situations, and we will provide impeccable service to remove these pests from your home and prevent them from coming back in the future. Give us a call today and let’s solve your problem together.

 

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Six Tips for Mouse Control

1.  Safeguard Against Entry Points

When designing your home, or settling into a new rented spot, ensure that you rodent-proof the house. This is one of the most effective ways to prevent an infestation. If you eliminate the opportunity for mice to squeeze into your property, your home will have a good chance against roaming mice. This is not an easy task given a mouse’s ability to squeeze through unbelievably small spaces. Nevertheless, if do not have any spaces as big as a nickel or dime, you stand a good chance against them.

2.  Make Use of Mousetraps

The handy, traditional mousetrap is still a successful tool in the fight against mouse infestations. Most people underestimate the true state of the mouse population that they are up against. You may need to lay many mousetraps in an effort to catch the mice that are plaguing your property. Be very generous with the mousetraps that you lay. Mix it up as well, and use bait traps, multi-capture live traps, and glue traps along with wooden traps. With this mix, you have a greater guarantee to catch the mice that are trying to take over your property.

3.  Lay Mousetraps Strategically

Laying mousetraps is actually a science. Lay the traps perpendicular to walls with the trigger section facing the baseboard. This strategic placement leads the mouse, who loves to run along baseboards, directly into the trap. Mice do not go far from their food sources and nesting areas, so be sure to note droppings and place the traps in the areas that you find them. Rodents are intelligent enough to p