Everything You Need To Know About Mouse Control In Fayetteville

December 15, 2021

You may think your Fayetteville, GA home is safe from mice, but even if you can’t find any of these pests, this doesn’t mean you are free. Mice are small and crafty, which means that you will not know you have a mouse infestation until it is too late. They can squeeze through incredibly small places, so mice can hide from you for a very long time unless you know where to look.

a mouse infestation on a kitchen

Understanding Mice

Mice are the rodents most likely to invade your home, and they are also one of the animals that shows up most often as cute and innocent in books and cartoons when they are anything but. People think they know a lot about mice, but many do not have the answers when asked some details about the little rodents.

Many would not know that there are two species of mice, the Deer Mice and the House Mice, that are most likely to come into your home. If asked, they also would probably not know the difference. Deer mice are about twice the size of traditional house mice and can be seen in more rural areas like farms and sheds.

On the other hand, House mice are true to their name and are more commonly found in residential properties. On average, they are between 2 ½ and 3 ¾ inches with a dusty gray coloring. They can survive outdoors but prefer the dark and secluded areas of your home, particularly in the winter months.

Common Mice Questions

Some people wonder how mice get into their homes in the first place. As mentioned before, mice can squeeze into very small places and then thrive in cramped conditions. Mice will also reproduce incredibly quickly, making it even more crowded.

After getting into the cracks of your home, you may ask the question, “how did they get in my attic?” Mice are very adept at climbing and jumping. A mouse can jump up to a foot high and climb up a little over a foot on a smooth vertical wall. Rodents in general have poor vision and rely on their noses to find their homes and find their food. They can see in the dark as well.

“Can mice carry diseases?” is also a common question that people may ask. The answer is frightening as they can carry a whole host of diseases. Some are:

  • Hantavirus (Deer mice only)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)
  • Salmonellosis

Their droppings can also trigger allergies and cause bacteria infections, and they may even carry other pests like ticks and fleas. 

How To Prevent Mice

The best way to prevent mice from making your home theirs is to reduce and eliminate any of the factors that may attract them in the first place. One of the first things you should do is make sure all of the holes and gaps leading into your home that a mouse can squeeze through are sealed with a silicone-based caulk, steel wool, or other construction material. The mice can not chew through these.

Additionally, you will want to keep your home clean. Keep food stored in airtight containers and off the floor, clean up clutter, crumbs, and spills, and be sure to vacuum regularly. 

Contact The Professionals

If you have a mouse in your home, you need to be on the lookout for more signs. Usually, if there is one mouse, there are much more hiding in the places you can’t see. This is why you need to contact the professionals, contact Ennis Exterminating. We can help keep you safe.

We inspect where we can find the places that need to be addressed immediately, and then we will set up snap traps and bait stations. With our mouse control, services, we can capture the mice and remove them for you. In the first week, we will conduct two follow-ups and then do monthly or quarterly follow-ups, depending on the activity levels in your home. You can count on Ennis Exterminating to protect your Fayetteville home from these nasty mice.

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