All About Mice In Henderson And How To Keep Them Out Of Your Home
January 15, 2021
Henderson homeowners may not know all of the facts about mice, but we do know one thing for certain: we don’t want them in our homes. But the interesting thing is, the more we learn about mice and how dangerous an infestation can be, the more that feeling becomes more desperate.
The mice that invade Henderson homes are typically grey or light brown in color, ranging from one to three inches in length, not including the tail. While they may not look unfriendly, they can actually become quite the health hazard in your home. These health hazards arise because of mice’s typical living situations and their reliance on humans.
When they’re not invading your home and your yard, mice prefer to live in the most highly contaminated areas in town. As they search for our leftover food in dumpsters, sewers, and landfills, they pick up dangerous bacteria along the way. Once they make their way into your Henderson home, they’ll spread this bacteria all over the place: your floors, your furniture, your pantry, and your meal preparation areas. As you interact with this bacteria, you’ll be in danger of incurring serious diseases like salmonella, E.coli, and many other dangerous illnesses.
Another hazard when it comes to mouse infestations is the threat posed to your home. Mouse have large front teeth that constantly need to be chewing something, which includes your stored food supplies, cardboard boxes, wooden structures, walls, linens, laundry, and electrical wires. Virtually nothing is safe from their sharp teeth, which is why mouse infestations can cause hundreds of dollars’ worth of damage inside your home. Time to call in the professionals at Anver Pest Control!
These sharp teeth also make a mouse infestation incredibly difficult to prevent. Since mice are small and can squeeze their bodies into very tight spaces, they can make it in through holes no larger than the size of a quarter. Plus, since they can chew through most materials like wood and drywall, and will make any cracks or holes large enough to squeeze through if they aren’t successful the first time. While it may be hard to keep them out, there are a few things you can do to limit their attraction to your home or frustrate their entry, encouraging them to move to another property:
- Store your food in plastic containers with tightly secured lids
- Use caulking to seal up holes and cracks in the foundation
- Clean up pet food on the floor after meals before loose crumbs attract them
- Declutter the yard and low traffic areas of the home, as clutter provides cover for invading rodents and makes them feel much more comfortable.
Guaranteed Eradication Methods
While these prevention techniques can help you avoid infestation, nothing you can do on your own is a guaranteed solution to mouse control. Once you notice the signs of a mouse infestation (chewed-up items, feces in corners of rooms, scurrying within your walls, faint, yet audible squeaking noises), there is no safe or effective way for you to get rid of them.
The Internet may tell you that traps or poison can get them out, but there’s one more concerning quality about mice that make these methods ineffective: they’re incredibly prolific. You simply won’t be able to kill or capture enough of them quickly enough to keep up with their high rate of reproduction. And, even at the onset of an infestation, you hardly ever just have one mouse in the house. That’s why there’s only one guaranteed eradication method: the best, most effective way to get rid of a mouse infestation is with help from the professionals at Anver Pest Control.