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 Pest Control Elizabeth Guide about House Mice

Finding a mouse at your place can be an unpleasant experience. Despite having a small size, house mice can cause a lot of damage to your property. Some of the damages can be visible while others are hidden. Besides, they can spread diseases and carry fleas and mites, which feed on humans and pets. Furthermore, the saliva, urine, and feces of mice are harmful and may contaminate many areas. 

House mice can be identified by their unique appearances in addition to their gnaw marks, droppings, footprints, rub marks, runaways, and damaged goods. These are signs that your place has a mice infestation.

Why Are House Mice Dangerous?

Here are some of the threats of house mice. 

  • They can terrify your family members while moving around your home. 
  • House mice can spread many diseases through their urine, feces, saliva, and droppings. Some of these can become airborne. 
  • Salmonella, one of the most dangerous diseases, can be carried by house mice. It contaminates food sources and may lead to food poisoning that could be fatal. 
  • Jaundice, leptospirosis, Weil’s disease, bubonic plague, and typhus are also transmitted via mice. 
  • Mice can spread airborne allergens contributing to respiratory issues such as asthma. 
  • Mice gnaw and chew on many structures because they have incisor teeth that grow constantly. They can chew on electrical wires and can cause electrical damages and fires. 

House Mouse Habits

House mice are classified as opportunistic feeders. They eat two times per day, before dawn and at dusk, with mini-meals in between. Mice droppings and urine droplets exist where mice live and travel.  

Rodent Control and Prevention

Homeowners can do certain things on daily basis to protect their homes and prevent house mice infestations. 

  • If you have a yard, keep the grass height less than 3 inches. High grass is a great place for mice to hide and move around until they find an entry point to your home. Besides, seeds are one of the main food sources for mice. 
  • Get rid of clutter. Mice can create nesting areas out of cluttered areas. 
  • If you have plants, create an area between the plants and your property wall that is vegetation-free. This will prevent mice from digging into your property walls. 
  • You should store and put out bird seeds in a place that cannot be accessed by mice since they love seeds as much as birds. 
  • Any entry points must be sealed off to prevent mice from using them to enter your house. Entry points include wall holes, cracks, and openings around windows and doors. Concrete, silicone-based caulk, cloth, or metal mesh/steel wool can be used to seal off entry points based on what may work best for your property. 

House Mouse Traps

Snap traps are the best and most efficient types that can be used to trap house mice. You should use small rodent baits such as pieces of fruits to catch them. 

Also, self-contained live traps, glue boards, and rodenticides can be used. Notice that rodenticides can be dangerous to kids and pets and should not be used around them. 

You should not leave dead mice on your property since they can attract flies and other insects and pests and may produce unpleasant odors. 

Professional Pest Control in Elizabeth – The Local Guys

Most people try to get rid of their mice problem on their own using DIY mice control methods and solutions. The problem is most of these methods do not last for a long time and may not be effective in eliminating the problem completely. 

If you failed to manage your mice problem, it is time to search for the best pest control Elizabeth team and hire them to help you. The Local Guys are here for you. Contact us if you need more information about our services. 

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