Mice may have a reputation of being cute characters often used in children’s stories or considered pets by some. However, mice are not just characters and pets, but when classified as a pest, are known to cause property damage, contaminate foodstuffs, and transmit diseases. Mice droppings can transmit diseases such as Salmonellosis, Lyme disease and the Hanta virus.
Mouse control is very important because they have the ability to reproduce rather quickly. A female mouse can produce between 6-10 litters throughout the year. Mice prefer to eat seeds and other cereal grains, but will also feed on foods that are high in fat and proteins, such as nuts, bacon, butter and sweets.
There are a few steps that you can take to protect the items in your home, as well as your health.
Make sure your garbage and pet food is stored in rodent proof containers, as well as any spilled pet food cleaned up. Mice like to feed on fruits and nuts, so it is important to make sure any fallen fruit or nuts are cleaned up below trees. Mice may also find ways into homes through openings as small as a dime, so it is important to inspect for openings around pipes, electrical service, cracks under doors, garage door sweeps to ensure that they are properly sealed.
If mice have already taken up residence in your home, call one of our trained professionals at Senske Pest Control to handle the problem professionally and quickly. Senske technicians know how track mice and make sure that traps and other control methods are used correctly and safely. Contact us today at (877) 944-4007 or request an estimate online.