Mice

What Is A Mouse?

The House mouse is light brown to gray and reaches 3 ½ inches in length; its tail is as long as its body. The House mouse has a pointed nose and large ears.  Mice are a type of rodent and are characterized by having two incisors which must be kept short by gnawing as they grow continuously

Why Do I Have Them?

Mice can enter a home or building through a crack as small as ¼ inch.  Although it is more common to find them nesting and living outside it is common for them to stay in buildings and properties if there is adequate food and water as well as conditions that are ideal for nesting. 

Are They Dangerous?

The damage done by mice is far out of proportion to their small size since they like to “nibble” on numerous items. When feeding, a single mouse can contaminate many packages of food by gnawing, and also by depositing urine and fecal droppings on them.  They can also cause major structural damage and gnaw on electrical wires.  Mice, like other rodents, are known vectors of many serious health conditions including Salmonellosis and Dysentery. 

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice?

Getting rid of mice is very difficult as they are naturally shy creatures and tend to be most active at night.  Contacting Local Pest Control at the first sign of a mouse infestation is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of mice

Can I Do It Myself?

There’s no shortage of Do-It-Yourself mouse control measures available for consumers, however, they are not usually effective and fail to completely eliminate mice on your property. These products may contain chemicals that can be harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.  For safe, effective mouse control contacting Local Pest Control is your best choice.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Trimming trees and bushes so that their branches do not touch or come in contact with your home can help prevent mouse problems. Also sealing any holes or cracks around your foundation can deter these rodents.  If mice have infested your property call Local Pest Control as soon as you spot them to prevent a larger mouse infestation.