Mouse Identification & Prevention

What are mice?

Mice are a small type of rodent. They are very common wild animals inside both homes and businesses. Mice live outside all around us, and as our habitats have merged, they have become more comfortable living near or with people. These rodents have oval-shaped bodies with dark, beady eyes, two ears, and tails covered in a light layer of velvety fur. Despite their short lifespan of about a year and a half, mice are prolific breeders, and their populations can multiply rapidly; just a couple of mice can take over any home or business quickly.

two mice outside of a home

Are mice dangerous?

Mice are most definitely dangerous pests. These small, furry creatures should never be allowed to live inside with people. Mice contaminate food, surfaces, and insulation with their urine and excrement, and they transmit a variety of bacteria, pathogens, and parasites that make people sick. To prevent their continuously growing front incisors from overgrowing, all rodents, including mice, chew on anything they come across, including wires, pipes, drywall, cables, and flooring.

Why do I have a mouse problem?

Mice have become a problem in your yard or inside your structure because it is providing them with something they need. Their needs are simple: food, water, and shelter. If your property is providing mice with easy access to these basic needs, these opportunistic pests will take full advantage and won't leave on their own.

Where will I find mice?

Mice, despite their small size, are hearty pests that have adapted to living in a variety of locations, including parks, fields, gardens, wooded areas, and our yards. Since mice live all around us close to our homes and businesses, it is common for these pests to find their way indoors to nest and forage for food. Indoor nesting spots include wall voids, crawl spaces, attics, basements, and behind large appliances like stoves, washers, and dryers. Their nests are dome-shaped and have a single exit hole. They make their nests from sticks, leaves, scraps of paper, fabric, and other items they collect during their travels.

How do I get rid of mice?

For Texans looking for exceptional pest control services, turn to the locally owned and operated experts at Lonestar Safe Pest. We take pride in offering our residential and commercial pest control customers excellent customer service; customer satisfaction is our number one goal. Our experienced professionals understand the pest pressures Texas home and business owners face each day.

At Lonestar Safe Pest, we will work with you to eliminate pests from your property once and for all, using our modern pest control solutions. If you would like to learn more about our home pest control or commercial pest control services, reach out to Lonestar Safe Pest today!

How can I prevent mice in the future?

Protect your Texas property from mice with a combination of our professional wildlife control services and our helpful prevention tips:

  • Keep mice out by using a caulking gun to repair cracks in the foundation and exterior walls.
  • Cut back tree branches and overgrown vegetation from the exterior of your home.
  • Place gardens as far away from the outside walls of your home as possible.
  • Install door sweeps and place weatherstripping around windows and doors.
  • Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, and woodpiles from your yard where mice can hide.
  • Keep tight-fitting or locking lids on outdoor trash cans and compost bins where mice can find food.
 

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