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Why Is It So Hard To Keep Mice Out Of My Waldorf Home?

January 15, 2021 - Rodents

Man has been in a battle against mice for centuries. During the late middle ages, mice won this battle for a long time, spreading black death across Europe and aiding the deaths of over 25 million people. Of course, mice don’t have a death wish for humans, they just always happen to be in the wrong place at the right time. Today, to help you better understand mice, we will be discussing why these pests are so hard to keep out of Waldorf homes and provide you with some solutions to fight back.

The Most Common Mouse In Waldorf

House mice earned their name for their ability to invade homes and the frequency in which they do so. These small furry pests are practically built for breaking and entering. Their teeth are sharp, which allows them to chew through wooden walls, drywall, and siding. Their bodies are small and able to squeeze through holes the size of a nickel. 

On top of all that, mice are incredibly intelligent, able to outsmart traps and avoid danger when in and around homes. Identify a house mouse by its small light brown to tan body, large ears, pointy snout, red or black eyes, and long thin tail. 

Are Mice Dangerous?

There are two sides to mice, the cute and cuddly bundle of energy you see at pet stores, and the filthy disease-ridden rodent you find scampering around inside your home. The latter is the one who poses you harm. When mice are allowed to roam freely, they spend entirely too much time around dirty bacteria-filled areas. 

Through eating unclean foods and crawling through trash, these pests pick up a variety of disease-causing organisms, and spread these organisms throughout homes with their fecal matter and urine. If you ever find yourself cleaning up after a mouse infestation, be sure to use safety gear to avoid contamination.

When mice invade a home, they don’t always come in by themselves. Sometimes they bring fleas and ticks with them. These smaller parasitic pests spread many diseases themselves and are especially problematic to furry indoor pets. 

Why Mice Are So Difficult To Handle

Mice don’t always need a hole, gap, or crack to find their way into a home. Sometimes these pests make their own entry points. If your window and door screens are not rodent resistant, mice might chew or rip them up. If a wall is made out of thin wood or drywall, mice will have no trouble chewing an entrance. On some occasions, mice will even climb nearby trees and jump from branches into second, third story, or attic windows. We tell you all of this to help you understand why these pests are so difficult to prevent. 

If preventing mice is difficult, getting these pests out of a home is a nightmare. Homeowners lack the training to handle these pests on their own, store-bought traps are outpaced by how fast mice reproduce, and cats most often don’t do their job. The only way to quickly get mice out of a home is by hiring a professional.

At Mike’s Pest and Termite Control, we have the advanced techniques and industrial-grade products needed to effectively prevent and eliminate rodents like mice. If your home needs protection against pests, our team is here to help. With experience in the pest control industry and a reputation of excellence and reliability, choosing us should always be a no-brainer.

Contact us today to learn more about our rodent control or to schedule a thorough pest inspection for your Waldorf home and property.