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How Mice Get Into Deming Homes

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Everyone knows mice as they appear in movies. What do Cinderella, Tom and Jerry, Stuart Little, and An American Tail have in common? They all feature cute mice that are smart, engaging, and intelligent. It’s not too far off from what they are like.

In real life, though, a mouse infestation in Deming can become a real problem, as they build nests, contaminate food, cause all sorts of damage, and spread diseases.

What Mice Look Like

The house mouse has a small head, tiny feet, pointed snout, and large ears. Most house mice have a light brown body with some grey shading and a dark tail. An adult mouse weighs in at 15 grams and measures about 7 ½ inches, including its tail.

Mice prefer to munch on cereal grains and plants, but they will eat just about anything. They will build their nests in a hidden area not too far from a food source, and they use soft materials or finely shredded paper they find lying around to make it.

What Do Mice Find Attractive To Living In A House In Deming

Homes provide safety, warmth, water, and food, all the things a growing mouse needs to survive. Humans tend to give the mice unlimited food and a place to build their nests with no predators.

Ever since humans began domesticating the mouse to turn them into pests and the most popular lab animal in the world, mice have learned to lose their fear of people. Now, they prefer to live in a home other than in the wild, where they must deal with the weather and predators like snakes or cats.

So are mice dangerous? Yes. They are known to spread diseases, bacteria, and parasites. They also contaminate kitchen food, damage our homes, and damage our personal property.

Keeping The Mice Out

Can you believe that a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a nickel? It’s true. That’s all the space they need to get into your home. Once inside and settled, they become prolific breeders, and just a few can become many in the blink of an eye.

To keep the mice away, you should do the following;

  • Keep the mice away from food. Keep lids on trash cans, maintain gardens and keep eating areas free of food debris.

  • Get rid of water sources that attract mice. This includes repairing leaky hoses, dripping pipes, and dripping faucets.

  • You should remove clutter from your yard and home.

  • Keep mice out by sealing spaces, covering vents, and sealing any openings around utilities.

How To Rid Your Home Of Mice

Traps are the most common do-it-yourself (DIY) when it comes to fighting a mouse infestation. The problem is that these are just a stop-gap to keep mice at bay. You might get a few mice, but you will never get rid of the whole infestation using traps alone.

The best way to counter a rodent infestation is to contact a professional and have them enter the picture.  Get in touch with Snowden Exterminating right away. We will begin with a thorough inspection of your property, including the interior and exterior. Once that has been completed, and we better understand the problems plaguing your home, we will develop a treatment plan to target specific issues. We will immediately begin using our decades of experience to decide which methods and products to use to get the best results. After this, we start the actual treatment. We will eliminate your mouse problem.

After the first treatment, we will recommend a follow-up treatment schedule to keep your Deming home free of any infestations. The schedule we provide will keep your home free of pests all year long, so get in touch with Snowden Exterminating today.