It doesn’t really matter where you live—city, suburb, or country—you’ve more than likely encountered a mouse or two in your day. That’s because mice live practically everywhere people live. And as mice learn that our homes provide easy access to food and water, that’s where some choose to live. Given the dangers and health hazards that come along with a mouse infestation, if mice decide to make their home inside of yours, that’s when it becomes a problem. To make matters worse, once mice infest a home, it can be an extremely challenging endeavor to get rid of them. As such, you need to know what your options are should mice invade in your St. Louis home.
Identifying Mice, Their Habits, & Their Threats
Mice are small rodents, generally only growing to be about one to four inches long. They are usually brown or gray in color and have cream-colored bellies. Mice have short tails and relatively big ears, both of which are covered in felt-like fur. Additionally, mice, like all rodents, have front incisors that grow constantly throughout their lives. As a result, mice need to constantly be chewing on objects or else their teeth will grow too long. Unfortunately, if mice have infested your home, what they choose to chew on could result in property damage. Mice will often chew wires, drywall, and even furniture.
In addition to causing property damage, mice are known to spread a variety of diseases. They can contaminate countertops, dishes, and even food if it has been left out or stored improperly. Diseases that mice have been known to spread include hantavirus, bubonic plague, salmonellosis, and rat-bite fever. And that’s not all…
Mice are known to carry other parasitic pests such as mites, ticks, and fleas. If a mouse infected with any of these enters your home, they could introduce these parasites inside which only makes your problems worse!
Why Mice Are So Hard To Get Rid Of?
Once mice get inside a home, they can be very difficult to get rid of for a number of reasons. First, mice are prolific breeders which means that the longer they are allowed to live in your home, the greater the infestation can become. Moreover, mice are capable of fitting into the smallest cracks and holes. As such, locating and isolating an infestation can be challenging in and of itself.
Oftentimes, people will turn to traditional methods to remove mice. And while some mousetraps might catch one or two mice, mousetraps really aren’t all that effective when it comes to eliminating entire infestations. Additionally, mice are smart and nimble which means not only will they actively avoid mousetraps, but they can sometimes remove the bait from a trap without setting off the mechanism.
You might be wondering, "If traditional mousetraps aren’t a viable option for dealing with a mouse infestation, then what can I do?" Lucky for you, there’s an incredibly effective solution right at your fingertips.
The Best Method For Mouse Control
If your home is infested with mice, don’t delay. Call the trained pest professionals here at Arenz Pest Management. Here at Arenz Pest Management, our certified pest technicians are fully equipped with the experience and tools required to effectively eliminate any mouse infestation with which you are dealing. Additionally, we will work with you to better protect your home from future infestations.
Don’t let mice run rampant in your homes, destroying property and spreading diseases. Give us a call now.