Help! I Can't Keep Mice Out of My Orange & Los Angeles County Home
January 15, 2022
Thanks to their small size and skill at infiltrating homes, mice can be a serious problem in Orange and Los Angeles County homes. Fortunately, following prevention tips and investing in professional mice control can help eliminate this pest.
Identifying House Mice
The common house mouse is small, with brown to grey fur and broad feet. They typically weigh in at around an ounce and live among us thanks to their centuries of evolving alongside humans. These days, mice look at human structures as easy sources of food, water, and shelter, and have become fairly dependent on humans to survive.
Even though house mice are fairly commonplace, they are still very dangerous pests to host in your home. Mice carry the following diseases, which you can contract by touching the mouse or coming into contact with their urine and feces.
- Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis
And not only do the urine and feces of mice tend to dry up and become airborne, but these pests can also introduce parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites into your home. These parasites bring their own set of diseases with them and can start their own infestation.
Additionally, mice can cause serious destruction to your home thanks to their constant gnawing and scratching. This rodent can chew its way through the wood, electrical wiring, plumbing, cinder block, and fabrics, leaving behind a list of costly repairs. Their urine and feces may also soil certain areas of your home and need professional cleaning.
It is also important to note that mice are extremely prolific and reproduce fairly quickly, which means that if you see one mouse around your home, there are almost certainly many more hiding out and contributing to a major infestation.
Mice Prevention Tips
Mice prevention is something you need to take seriously. Proactive prevention is the best way to deter these rodents from entering your home and starting an infestation.
- Mice can squeeze through a hole as small as a regular pen. You will need to seal up any gaps and cracks around your windows, doors, and foundation with a chew-proof material such as steel wool or hard cement to deter this pest from entering.
- Make sure that all trash is tightly sealed and leftover food is properly disposed of or put away. You should also refrain from leaving dirty dishes out in addition to cleaning up all food and drink spills as soon as possible, as the aroma of food, trash, and liquids are major factors in attracting mice to your home.
- Keep your yard clear of debris and the grass trimmed low, as this will reduce the number of outdoor hiding spots for mice. You may also want to ensure that all woodpiles are stored away from your home and sheds regularly cleaned.
The Fastest Way To Get Rid Of Mice
The best, most effective, and fastest way to get rid of mice is with the help of the professionals at Admiral Pest. The experts will provide a thorough inspection of your home and work to eliminate mice at the source, so you don't have to worry about investing in traps or other DIY products that won't fully remove mice from your home. With the help of Admiral Pest Control, you can beat a mouse infestation and reclaim your home.