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Why Are House Mice Running Rampant In My Queen Creek Home?

December 09, 2021 - Mice

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Queen Creek homeowners must prioritize ongoing pest remediation, or they may face dire circumstances. Insects and creatures are generally very perilous, wrecking various personal effects and buildings. They also might harm people with their stings, bites, or scratches. In addition, they could transmit diseases or spread critical germs. The most significant threats are critters that reproduce expeditiously or in volume, such as house mice.

As hinted by their name, house mice are always trying to get into domiciles. They are reliant on human beings for their shelter, food, and water. It’s tough to deter these animals because they can easily penetrate our dwellings. The more you know about the vermin, the better your plan of attack against them will be. Quell Pest Control can be of assistance.

How Do House Mice Function & What Are The Dangers?

To tackle house mice appropriately, you have to be able to identify them from other rodents. This furry species is brown, black, or gray, but their abdomens are a fairer color. Despite being a whopping seven inches long, they can navigate openings just ½ of an inch around with their razor-sharp teeth and elastic bodies.

They will go first to quiet zones that are dark or humid, like basements, cabinets, and structural voids. Dampness magnetizes them too. Locations with dense organic matter can be overrun with mice so that adjacent properties will be affected.

To manage their growing teeth, mice will bite on lots of different things. When they nibble on pipes, cords, and foundations, disasters can occur. Imagine how much money you’d have to dole out for plumbing fixes, electrical outages or fires, and cosmetic injuries.

On the health side, you could get lymphocytic choriomeningitis, hantavirus, salmonella, or another illness. Food and surface contamination is unavoidable with these creatures because they have parasites and microbes in their hair. When they release their saliva urine and, they will have bacteria in it as well. They can also bring in separate germs from nasty settings, such as sewers, dumpsters, and alleyways.

Signs of infestation are:

  • Finding blunted feces shaped like rods 
  • Seeing footprints with four front toes and five back toes 
  • Hearing scratching and squeaking sounds
  • Noticing gnaw marks on cables and walls 
  • Smelling pungent odors constantly

How Can House Mice Be Prevented?

You have to maintain preventative measures for mice, regardless of how tedious it might be. In a short while, these pests can take over your home. Once an infestation has started, it’s tough to fight it. Here’s what you’ll need to do specifically:

  • Reduce all clutter.
  • Systematically clean your kitchen and wash the dishes often.
  • Sweep and mop floors and vacuum rugs frequently.
  • Use secure canisters for food and garbage storage. Don’t exclude pet food.
  • Get leaks and moisture problems promptly repaired.
  • Patch up holes in foundations, windows, doors, and utilities. Mice can chew rubber and plastic, so use steel wool.
  • Swill out drains, gutters, and vents on a routine basis.
  • Sit plants two feet away from the property.
  • Mow the lawn and trim the greenery regularly.

What Can Quell Pest Control Do About House Mice?

It’s a misconception that commercial traps and pesticides can solve mice infestations. These items have to be methodically used and placed, and it’s a challenging job to access rodent centers. Plus, shelf goods usually don’t have the reach or potency needed. Another drawback is that they can be hazardous to employ.

Our residential pest control solutions at Quell Pest Control are eco-friendly but are still industrial-grade. Our staff’s experienced and highly-trained technicians will utilize interior and exterior treatments, including perimeter barriers and nesting spot avenues. When you call us today, we will offer you a free, no-obligation quote! Guard your residence now!