Mouse Identification & Prevention

What are mice?

Mice are a type of rodent recognizable by their dark brown to light gray fur, large ears, pointed muzzles, and constantly growing front incisors. There are several different species of mice, and the most common types of mice in our area are field mice and house mice. 

Both species present similar issues, and encountering these pests around your property can quickly turn into a major problem due to their rapid reproduction times and the damage they cause when scavenging around your property.

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Are mice dangerous?

Mice are one of the most prolific and commonly encountered pests, and they are dangerous, especially in large numbers. Mice spread bacteria and pathogens as they scavenge around your property. The diseases mice carry include serious illnesses like hantavirus, leptospirosis, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis. These illnesses may be picked up from mouse droppings or urine, which have the potential to become airborne around your property, or you may encounter these pathogens via contaminated food or surfaces.

Additionally, mice carry parasitic pests in their fur, such as fleas, ticks, and mites. The more mice invading your property, the greater your chances of picking up a secondary infestation with its own health risks from these pests.

Professional mouse control services are essential to avoid these dangers.

Why do I have a mouse problem?

Mice are opportunistic critters, and they are likely to invade properties that provide them with plenty of access to food, water, and shelter. If you are noticing an influx of mice around your property, chances are they've found easy access to interior areas like kitchens or pantries. Or they may have settled around outdoor areas providing easy and consistent food and water access. Removing the factors that attract mice is key in mouse control.

Where will I find mice?

Mice are typically found hiding in dark or secluded areas. Outdoors, this may include long grass, piles of brush and debris, wood piles, and around trash cans or compost piles. If mice manage to infiltrate interior areas, they will often be seen in kitchens, at the backs of cabinets and pantries, or hiding in attics, basements, and even the space between walls. BigHeart Wildlife Removal will help you find these hiding places in order to remove all traces of this pest.

How do I get rid of mice?

Get rid of mice the easy way by contacting BigHeart Wildlife Removal at the first signs of a mouse infestation on your property. Our team will work with you to understand your mouse problem areas and develop treatment plans that target your exact pest problems. With our help, you won't need to expose yourself to dangerous mice or deal with hit-or-miss store-bought products – you can benefit from expert professional mouse control that takes care of your problem.

Contact us today to request a free inspection.

How can I prevent mice in the future?

Preventing mice in the future is easy when you follow our expert prevention tips, including:

  • Clear outdoor areas of long grass, piles of debris, and wood piles to reduce hiding spots.

  • Ensure outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids, cover over compost piles, and remove access to outdoor pet food.

  • Address any moisture issues that are contributing to damp conditions around your property.

  • Seal cracks or gaps around your property that may be letting mice inside as they scavenge for food.

  • Always clean up food and drink spills right away and store any leftover food properly to stop mice from being lured inside.

If you need more information on mouse prevention or assistance with mouse removal, contact BigHeart Wildlife Removal today.

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