House Mice Infestations
Did you hear that? Late at night, it sounds like muffled movement on the roof. Perhaps it sounds a bit closer, like right in the ceiling? If so, you may have a House Mice infestation, and that is not good news. If you have seen or heard House Mice in your home, you most likely have an infestation on your hands. Contact Covenant Wildlife Removal to remove the House Mice safely and save your family and home from the hassle and damage they create.
According to the experts at Pest World, “The house mouse is the most commonly encountered and economically important of the commensal rodents.”
Found throughout the US, they breed rapidly and adapt to almost any situation. And that is no good for homeowners or commercial establishments.
The Facts About House Mice
Again, the most critical thing to know if you think you may have house mice is that they reproduce rapidly. In fact, they can give birth to 6 babies every three weeks and can have 35 little ones per year. And massive infestations can be difficult to eradicate. That said, you will need to call a wildlife removal expert as soon as possible.
House Mice Appearance
House mice are usually a dusty gray color with a cream belly. They are the smaller rodents with four legs and rounder bodies than a rat. These mice can grow from 2.5 to 3 ¾ inches long, and they have pointed muzzles, large ears, and round little bodies.
The house mouse can live 2 to 5 years depending on where and how they make their living arrangements. These acrobatic mouses can run, jump, and climb just about any surface, which is not good news for homeowners.
House mice will make their nest out of anything they can get their tiny hands and teeth on. They are nocturnal, so you may never even see the mice running through the house. But the evidence is relatively clear when you know what to look for.
Listed below is a list of the various mouse habits homeowners should be aware of.
- Mice will gnaw their way into the tiniest opening in your home or roofline.
- They make scratching and scurrying sounds in your walls and ceiling.
- House mice leave droppings wherever they go, like along walls, behind appliances, and in the pantry.
- They make nests from torn paper, tissue, clothes, cardboard, and insulation.
- If they get into your pantry, they will leave chew marks on pantry boxes, bags of food, electrical wiring, and wood structures like baseboards and door frames.
- They leave behind a musty and foul urine odor.
- Mice are social animals and like to live in groups.
- And they spread disease.
And finally, house mice will destroy your home in no time due to their sheer numbers.
Naturally, house mice prefer to eat cereal, seeds, and sometimes insects, fruits, and nuts. But inside your home, they will eat almost anything you would eat, and especially the grains.
Are House Mice Dangerous?
Although they are fast and may startle you, house mice are not looking for a fight. They will run at first sight or movement of a person. However, in specific settings, they are considered to be vermin. You see, they are a significant source of crop damage for farmers. And they carry disease and parasites transmitted through their urine, droppings, and saliva. In addition, they can do considerable damage to your home.
Damage to the Home
House Mice have a long list of the damage they can create. Here are just a few ways they may damage your home or property:
- Mice chew on wires, which could cause a house fire.
- They chew on concrete, wood, drywall, plastic pipes, insulation, and aluminum.
- Mice will eat just about anything they can find, including the food in your pantry.
- The urine creates stains and odors that need professional cleaning and disinfection.
If these pests are making a mess of your home, contact Covenant Wildlife Removal for pest removal once and for all.
House Mice Can Make You Sick
The ordinary house mouse is not all that dangerous, but it can still spread diseases. They carry salmonellosis, hantavirus, and listeria. These diseases transmit through urine and droppings the mice leave everywhere. Suppose there is a mouse infestation in your home. In that case, you will want to call Covenant Wildlife Removal to get the mice out, deodorize, and disinfect the areas they have been nesting and traveling.
Covenant Wildlife Removal Removes House Mice from Your Home
Covenant Wildlife Removal comes in to save the daytime from the chatter and scurrying noises in your attic or ceiling. The most common way to remove mice is to trap them. Poison is not recommended because the animal can die in the home and create additional issues. What’s more, the poison is dangerous around children and pets.
However, you need not worry about that. At Covenant Wildlife Removal, we will find the entry points and seal them up, remove the mice, and clean up after them. We are fully equipped and experienced at getting to the source of the problem to eradicate the wildlife.
House Mice Removal Service includes:
- Trapping and Removal
- Clean Up
- Odor Removal
- Repair of the area
Covenant Wildlife Removal is a top-rated local family-owned, full-service wildlife trapping, removal, and repair service. We can remove a mouse or other rodent infestation before it becomes an extensive problem for you and your family.
Contact us or call 205-850-5760 to set up an inspection.