The house mouse, as the name goes, is the most common domestic rodent. Their most common habitats are homes and warehouses, farm fields and all areas of human settlements. They prefer a moderate climate, and in colder climates, they move into buildings and structures. Once they infest a place, they grow rapidly, such that their elimination becomes next to impossible.
At Mega Pest Control, we strive to provide you with pest free home and surroundings. Our mouse control Langley team are experts in dealing with capturing and disposing this most common rodent, the house mouse.
How do you know if your place is infested by the House mouse?
When you are in doubt if you have an infestation of the House mouse, below are the pointers based on which you can confirm your suspicion:
- Mouse tracks: House mice are smaller creatures when compared to some other varieties of rodents. They leave marks of smaller foot print size, about a little less than half an inch. Since they keep themselves in close proximity to their nest or burrow, you may take it that their home is close to where you find their tracks.
Other tell-tale signs are shredded bits of clothes and paper which are their favorite material to make nests.
- Gnaw marks on surfaces: If you find that there are visible signs of gnawing on pretty much anything at all, it could be your house mice at work. They do not stop at eating and biting edibles, but target a wide range of items such as wires, clothes, blankets, soft toys, cushions, etc.
- Urine stains: Mice urinate very frequently, and keep dribbling on the move. The smell of it is like strong ammonia. Infestation is easy to make out because these are very strong indicators.
- Droppings: Mice drop rod shaped faces that are about a maximum size of a quarter inch.
- Sightings: These creatures do not mind humans milling about. They scurry at any time, and are generally more active during nights.
- Sounds: Mice making unmistakable sounds. You can hear them chirping or squeaking easily.
Harm caused by the House mouse:
They consume human food and animal feed, and cause damage to electrical wires and clothes beyond repair.
Mice transmit some diseases like Rat bite fever, Tapeworms, Ringworm, Rickettsialpox, Leptospirosis and Murine typhus to humans. These diseases can be very damaging.
How to get rid of these mice:
Mice are easy to spot but difficult to control because they grow in numbers pretty rapidly. Since they can practically survive in any place, it is tough to eliminate them without the help of professionals.
Common methods to prevent infestation of these rodents and to control them are:
- Trapping: Using mechanical devices in your surroundings and trapping the rodent. Once the rodent is caught in the trap, it dies and you have to dispose it of safely. Safe disposal is needed to ensure that you do not spread infections.
- Baiting: This is a method when you attract the rodents with food items consisting of rodenticides and poisons. They are attracted to the smell of the food item and once they consume it, they die. There might be conditions to meet such as keeping water supplies shut off so that the effect of poison does not wear off if they happen to drink any water.
However, for any individual, it is a tough job to inspect, put methods to kill rodents in place and dispose the dead creatures.
In case you find any of the signs indicating the presence of these rodents inside your house or in the surrounding areas, it is advisable to call our mouse control Abbotsford services.
Our skilled team of mouse control Tsawwassen & Vancouver would do a thorough inspection and eliminate these pests from your home in a safe manner.
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