House mice are second only to humans as the most populous mammals in urban areas. The detection of mice in the home is easily accomplished as mouse droppings are an obvious sign. In addition, mouse nests may be found in storage boxes, shoeboxes, drawers, cabinets, and other areas that are left mostly undisturbed. Mice can contaminate both food sources and surfaces in the home making the food sources unsafe for consumption. An additional sign of infestation is holes in the walls that mice have made in order to enter the home.
Mice can enter homes through holes and cracks found in floors, walls, and foundations. Mice can fit through holes much smaller than one would think due to their body shape. In addition, mice can enter homes through gaps in windows in addition to entering through sewer lines. To prevent mice from entering a home, all openings, cracks, and holes larger than a pen cap should be sealed with cement or metal. Wood should not be used as mice can easily chew through wood.
Once a house is infested with mice, prevention methods are no longer effective. At that point, it is wise to contact a professional pest control company. Mice reproduce quickly and an infestation can grow to 200 mice within a matter of months. Saliva, urine, and feces of some mice may contain bacteria or viruses so it is very important to call an exterminator as soon as you notice a possible infestation.
Insight’s trained professionals can eliminate your mouse infestation problem through a variety of safe methods, including baiting and trapping. Your technician will advise you on the best method to solve your problem and provide up front pricing prior to completing any work. Give us a call today so that we can help you get your pest problem under control!