Evict the House Mouse from Your Terre Haute Home
December 6, 2019
This winter you are likely to encounter pests that want to make your home their own. Mice are pests that love to seek refuge in Terre Haute homes. Mice bring a plethora of issues for homeowners to deal with, including contamination and structural damage. Learn how to evict the house mouse from your Terre Haute home with the help of Action Pest Control.
What Do Mice Look Like?
Most of us have seen a mouse before, and they look nothing like Mickey. Mice are small rodents with babies not much bigger than a large grape. Full-grown adults are the size of a lemon. Their hair ranges from brown to grey and they usually have a lighter shade along their underside. If you look closely you will notice that they only have four toes on their front feet but five on back feet.
Where to Find Mice in Your Home
Mice tend to make their nests in houses in places where human activity is the lowest. They are more afraid of us than we are of them. They look for places where they can create a nest where their babies will be safe. One mouse will construct a nest and can have as many as six or seven babies per litter. Once babies are old enough to live on their own, they leave the nest and create their own nests, multiplying your problem. Common hiding places for mice nests are:
- In the wall
- In the attic
- In the basement
- Under kitchen appliances
Dangers of Having Mice in The House
There are many dangers of having mice in your Terra Haute home. They can spread disease, such as salmonella and listeria through their urine, droppings, or saliva. These diseases can be deadly, and if you have a major infestation in your home, the risk factor of catching one increases. Mice are also known carriers of hantavirus which can cause respiratory illness. Mice have an innate need to gnaw. They love chewing on wires, wood, concrete and anything they can sink their teeth into. With full access to your foundation, framework, drywall, and wiring, as well as your belongings, they can do significant damage.
Mousetraps may be a tempting way to try to get rid of mice, but they are not the best solution. Mice are smart and they know how to evade traps. The only real way to completely eradicate a mouse infestation is to call the professionals. At Action Pest Control, our highly trained professionals know how to deal with rodent infestations. We will help you evict mice from your Terra Haute home and keep them out. Reach out by contacting us today.
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