When a creature is given a name with the word “house” in it, one can assume it was for a reason. When it comes to the house mouse, their name directly refers to their favorite place to live, inside of an all American home. Give them a choice between nature and the comforts our homes provide, and they will choose to live with us every time. If you are looking for a way to keep these furry rodent invaders out of your San Antonio home, we have your solution coming right up.
Problems House Mice Cause
Depending on how much you know about house mice, you may be aware that they have sharp front incisor teeth that never stop growing. To keep this growth to a minimum, they will chew on practically anything, much like cats scratch things to keep their claws down. This behavior can lead to holes through baseboards, chewed electrical wiring, and other damages around your house.
House mice have also been known to spread dangerous diseases and bacteria, such as hantavirus and typhoid. These diseases are transmitted through the fecal matter and urine these mice leave behind as they move through your home. If you suspect your house has mice, be careful not to eat any foods that may have been contaminated by these rodents.
How Rodents Get Into Homes
Did you know that a house mouse can squeeze their bodies through holes the size of a nickel? One small hole, gap, or crack in your home’s exterior is all a small house mouse needs to get inside.
Prevention Steps For House Mice
Fill in gaps and cracks in your home’s foundation using steel wool and seal them off using a caulking gun.
Clean regularly, making sure no food scraps or drink spills are left around for mice to find.
Store all leftover food inside plastic containers and in the fridge if possible.
Make sure all of your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
Store cardboard boxed foods like cereal in larger plastic containers.
How To Get House Mice Out Of Your San Antonio Home
If house mice get into your home, early action is vital. A couple of mice can be taken care of with carefully placed traps and bait. Larger infestations are nearly impossible to treat without help from a pest control company. If mice are scurrying around your San Antonio home keeping you up at night, it’s time to call the professionals here at Family Pest Control. No matter the size of your infestation, we are confident we have a solution that will fit your needs.
After house mice are out of your home, be sure to use protective gear for any needed clean up to stay safe from the dangers mentioned earlier.
To talk to a professional about our rodent prevention and elimination services, reach out to us today.