Monthly Archives: January 2015

There is Rarely Just One Mouse in the House

You might not willingly invite animals into your warm home this winter, but mice have a way of making it inside whether you realize it or not. And if you see one, chances are there are many more around that you didn’t know moved in.

Mice can fit through very small openings. It’s a common misnomer that mice have collapsible skeletons, after all, how else could they fit through a hole that’s ¼ “ wide?  Mice are burrowing animals and despite their furry round appearance, their skeletons are quite small and they are built to squeeze into tight spaces.  Interesting fact: if a mouse can fit its head into an opening, it can squeeze the rest of its body in as well.

While their nature is to live in an organized existence – their underground homes are intricate and even have specific areas for storing food, shelter, and a designated place to do their dirty work – they prefer clutter and corners with piles in your home. They often build nests in walls, attics, basements and garages.

They will eat most anything. Their food of choice includes seeds, nuts and smaller nibbles, but they won’t turn their noses up at whatever scraps you have lying around. They are especially fond of bird food, so if you keep birdfeeders, make sure your unused food is kept in a rodent-proof container.

Mice are dirty rodents and their urine and feces carry germs and diseases that you don’t want in your home. This is especially dangerous if you have mice that are in your pantry, or in your kitchen, near food sources. They can damage the insulation in your home and even damage wiring in the walls.   And they are prolific procreators.  They can give birth to a half dozen babies as often as every three weeks!  Bottom line – unless you have a pet mouse in a cage, you want to rid your house of these rodents!

Mice can be hard to get rid of.  There are some steps you can take:

  • Seal off any openings you see from the outside.  Check around your pipes and wires.
  • Keep all food off of the ground and in containers.
  • If you set traps, clean them often, using rubber gloves, and check for any new droppings.

Call for an inspection.  Mice infestation is not something to be taken lightly.  Our trained staff knows how to locate entry points and can walk you through your house to show you how to keep it mouse free.  Call today to schedule your appointment: 800-457-3785

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