Mice can get into your home through cracks in walls and doorframes, and also through a variety of other ways. And while they may look cute and cuddly on the outside, they can cause mountains of damage inside your home, some of which is totally invisible. A mouse has a body length of 5-9 inches with a tail of 2-4 inches, and weighing only a few ounces. Typically a grayish-brown color, mice will have large ears and a long, hairless tail. The house mouse is sometimes confused with juvenile rats, but you can tell the difference because a young rats head and feet will look very large and out of proportion compared to those on a mouse. But, one commonality between rats and mice is that they both contain diseases, which you definitely donít want in your home. While it may seem difficult to completely eliminate mice from your home, itís easier than you think. Identifying and counteracting a mouse infestation with a combination of professional products and habitat changes will reduce the population and limit future issues. There is a wide variety of mouse and rodent control products on the market for every kind of homeowner, and ePestSolutions can help you find which one is right for you.
Like we said earlier, mice can squeeze their way into your home through cracks or small openings in walls, doors, and window frames. Mice have body shapes that allow them to fit through holes that many would consider too small for them to get through, which means that you might not be able to find the actual mouse hole yourself until a real infestation has started. Infestations tend to begin once the weather gets cooler in the fall, and if your home has a lot of open food sources, itís a gold mine for mice. A problem of mouse infestations is that the mice in general are so adaptable. For instance, mice can live below freezing their entire lives feeding off of frozen foods in a freezer. So, if you leave food lying around and easily accessible to mice, youíll probably have issues with mice. This can include gathering your compost in the house before you take it outside and not emptying the trash on time. Food is the most important thing a mouse looks for in a house, so the less accessible your food is to the individual mouse, the less enticing your home will be.
Signs of mice in your home include visible cues, such as droppings on counters, floors and inside cabinets, and also damage to paper or cardboard food containers and other items that mice may attempt to chew through. Mice will also chew through electrical wiring which can cause fires, which is in part why a mouse infestation can prove to be dangerous for you and your family. Other indicators may be odors from concealed mouse feces or carcasses, sounds from their travels in your walls and also odd behavior from pets.
One way to be sure that you have a mouse infestation is to leave a small amount of flour on the floor of your kitchen overnight and then check for tracks in the morning. Mice and rats are most active at night, so if they are in your home, chances are that they are rooting around at night, especially in your kitchen, where the food is. You can also check for scratching and squeaking coming from the ceilings and walls at night.
We know how frustrating mouse infestations can be, and thatís why we are here to help you. ePestSolutions offers everything you could ever want to get mice out of your home. From glue traps to humane mouse catchers, we are able to provide you with the resources to completely eradicate mice from your home. Our team of professionals will be able to help you choose exactly what product will work best for your situation, because we know that each infestation is different. The high-quality products that we sell will be sure to get the job done right the first time, so you wonít have to worry about having dirty and disease-filled mice in your home anymore.
We have a wide variety of pest control products to fit the needs of every type of customer. For a basic mouse trap, we sell Victor Tin Cat Glue Boards in bulk so that you will never have to worry about another infestation problem again. They are also perfect for the ďset it and forget itĒ method of extermination. For the eco-friendly customer, we sell MBS Mouse Bait Stations, which are made of 100% recycled plastic and can be used over and over again, so as not to waste more resources. For a more humane method of eliminating mice from your house, we offer the Pro-Ketch Repeating Mouse Trap Solid Lid, which allows you to catch up to twenty mice and then release them. Just make sure you release them far enough away from your house that they donít find their way back.
If youíre worried about your young children getting into your mouse traps and hurting themselves, we have products for that too. The Snap-E Mouse Trap Covers will cover any snap traps or glue traps that you have and prevent your curious pets and children from hurting themselves. We even have odor eliminators for rodents that are stuck inside your wall and you just canít seem to get out. Our products are as versatile as our clienteleís needs. No matter the situation, ePestSolutions can help you find exactly the product to get rid of those mice.
Before you begin setting any traps or bait stations, the first thing you should do is identify how mice are entering your home. Mice can enter homes through small cracks in the walls, doors, and windows. Because mice can enter through holes that seem too small for their bodies, you might not spot it right away. But trapping your mouse inside your home will make it much easier to exterminate it.
You could call the local exterminating company to help out, but with our easy to use products, you donít have to. Snap and glue traps can be easily put up around the house, and pet-safe and kid-friendly traps can also be put up to protect your family. But, no matter what, once you identify a mouse problem, you must act to get rid of the mice before they mate and overpopulate your home. Mice can carry diseases and become a health hazard to you and your entire family.
After youíve finished catching and eliminating all of the mice that are in your home, make sure you follow the instructions for preventing mice in the future, that way you donít have to go through the trouble of exterminating a mouse in the future.
Mouse control begins with ensuring that their food source is as limited as possible. Keep pet food off the floors at night, as this is an easy target. Secure food goods that are in cabinets within plastic containers, and clean any crumbs or remnants that a mouse may find. Inspect desk drawers, under furniture, and in any small spots that may be hiding a food stash, remove and discard. Also, make your house clean and tidy in general. Basic cleaning can pick up the scraps of food left on the floor, making your home more attractive to the eye and less attractive to mice. Mice are generally attracted to clutter around the house because it provides small spaces for them to nest in and live. If you remove your clutter, it gives mice less places to hide.
Next, make sure that all the holes used by mice to enter your home are sealed up with metal or cement. You can also generally make sure mice donít get into your home by closing your front door and garage door at night. If you have the habit of keeping your doors open, especially at night, mice will find their way in.
Finally, mice hate the smell of peppermint. One way you can work to keep mice away from your house in general is to grow peppermint outside of your home. This will drive mice away from your house as a whole.
If you do happen to have a second mouse problem, donít panic. It can happen to the best of us. The most important thing is to eliminate the mouse, and setting up traps will do that. ePestSolutions will be here to stand by you every step of the way and help you with any potential problems you might have along the way.
Here at ePestSolutions, we know our products inside and out, and we can point you in the right direction to get exactly what you need. Whether you are a business owner who has a mouse in the staff lounge or a family of four with a mouse hiding away in the kitchen, ePestSolutions has all the products to make your mouse nightmare vanish. Check out the products we have listed here, and be sure to give us a phone call and have our team of experts find the product that fits your needs exactly.
The house mouse will choose and create nests in suitable areas in and around your home. In and under furniture, in closets, under appliances, and even in walls Ė Mice can access seemingly inaccessible areas to nest and store food. Signs of mice in your home include visible cues, such as droppings on counters, floors and inside cabinets, and also damage to bags of food and other items that mice may attempt to access by chewing through. Other indicators may be odors from concealed mouse feces or carcasses, sounds from their travels and also odd behavior from pets. Identifying and counteracting a mouse infestation with a combination or professional products, and habitat changes, will reduce the population and limit future issue.
A mouse has a body length of 5-9 inches with a tail of 2-4 inches, and weighing less than a pound. Typically a grayish-brown color, mice will have large ears and a long, hairless tail. The house mouse is sometimes confused with juvenile rats, but you can tell the difference because a young rats head and feet will look very large and out of proportion compared to those on the mouse.
Mouse control begins with ensuring that their food source is as limited as possible. Keep pet food off the floors at night, as this is an easy target. Secure cabinet food goods within plastic containers, and clean any crumbs or remnants that a mouse may locate. Inspect desk drawers, under furniture, and in any small spots that may be hiding a food stash, remove and discard.
An array of professional products are available, including glueboards, humane traps, and rodenticides. Labeled instructions for use should be adhered to, and depending on the severity of an infestation a combination of these methods can be deployed.
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