Why Can't I Get These Mice Out Of My Snohomish Home?

house mouse with young in a nest

Have you ever had a bad roommate? Someone who would leave messes wherever they went, break things that didn't belong to them, and make noise at all hours of this night while you were trying to sleep? If you have never had a bad roommate, try living with mice for a month, you will quickly understand what it is like. Whether mice currently occupy your home or you're looking for a way to keep these furry creatures out, here's everything you need to know about mouse prevention. 

The Common House Mouse

There are many species of mice around the world, but one that is more common than any other. They are called house mice. You can identify these furry pest threats by their dusty gray coats, large ears, red or black eyes, pointed noses, long tails, and cream-colored underbellies. Inside homes, house mice will gravitate to areas that provide them with the most protection. Basements, wall voids, attics, and storage areas are common locations where these pests will build a nest.

During the night, or after you're asleep, mice will venture out of their hiding spots in search of food and water. If mice cannot access your pantry or cabinets, they might just chew their way inside using their sharp teeth. Although rare, mice will also chew through utility pipes and electrical wires. This gnawing can lead to leaks and water damage inside your home or electrical outages and electrical fires.

How Dangerous Are Mice?

Due to their small size and ability to squeeze through nickel-sized holes, mice are among the most common home-invading pests around the world. They're one of the most dangerous pests as well. Mice are incredibly filthy animals that enjoy spending their time around garbage, sewers, and dead animals. This behavior causes them to pick up several dangerous bacteria, pathogens, and parasites. Mice spread these sickness vectors through their fecal matter, urine, and on rare occasions from bites. If mice have infested your home, be sure to use protective gear when cleaning up after them.

Are Mice Difficult To Get Rid Of?

As pests go, mice are one of the most difficult creatures to remove from a home. Not only are they capable of hiding, but they are also hyper-intelligent. Even if you place traps down, it is not uncommon for mice to learn how to eat the bait without getting hurt. With larger infestations, it becomes nearly impossible to eradicate them because they breed so rapidly. Our recommendation is to try traps first. Bait them with peanut butter and place them in areas you think mice are traveling. After a week, if your problem has not gone away, get a professional involved.

At Guard Pest Control, we have advanced measures designed to trap and eliminate rodent infestations of all shapes and sizes. Whether you have one pesky mouse, or hundreds living within your walls, we have a solution that is sure to work. Don't waste your money or time trying to handle mice on your own. Let us help.

Reach out to our team today if you would like to learn more about our rodent control measures. One of our friendly service representatives would be happy to answer any questions you might have and schedule a time for your Snohomish home to be treated.