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

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When people think about pests, they often think of insects and arachnids such as cockroaches, ants, and spiders. However, some of the most common pests that Folsom homeowners have to deal with aren’t insects at all. Instead, Folsom homeowners often find themselves looking in the furry face of a mouse. Mice may appear to be cute or cuddly, but the reality is, they can spread all sorts of disease-causing bacteria and pathogens and this should not be taken lightly. On top of this, mice infestations can be extremely difficult to fully eliminate without proper knowledge. Therefore, it is important for you to know what your treatment options are should your home become overrun with these furry rodents. Your family’s health could depend on it.

Identifying Mice

Mice are rodents that grow to be, at most, a few inches long. They have predominantly gray fur. However, their bellies are usually off-white or cream-colored. One way to tell the difference between mice and rats is that mice have short fur-covered tails while rats have tails that are long and hairless. Additionally, mice have relatively larger ears than rats. Mice, like all rodents, also have large font incisors that grow continuously throughout their lives. As a result, mice must constantly be chewing on objects or else their teeth will grow to be too long.

Threats Posed By Mice

Like other rodents, mice are known to carry a variety of diseases, bacteria, and pathogens which they can then spread throughout your home. The transmission of these harmful diseases can be from the direct contamination of your countertops, dishes, or even your food if it has been left out or stored improperly. Alternatively, mice can also spread these harmful diseases through their feces, urine, and saliva. Hantavirus and salmonellosis are among a number of harmful diseases that mice have been known to spread to humans.

In addition to the spread of disease, mice can also be carriers of other parasitic pests such as ticks, fleas, and mites. If that is the case, mice can then introduce these pests into your home which only makes your life more difficult as your pest problems will multiply.

The Trouble With Traps

When people find themselves dealing with a mouse infestation, their first inclination is usually to turn to classic mousetraps. However, just because they are a classic, that doesn’t mean mousetraps are the most effective manner for eliminating mouse infestations. The truth is, mice are prolific pests which means if they invade your home, it won’t be in small numbers. Therefore, even if you do catch a mouse or two with traditional traps, you will not make much of a dent on the total population of the infestation. Moreover, mice are smart and nimble animals. They will actively avoid traps if they see them, and they are capable of removing bait from traps without setting off the mechanism. All in all, mousetraps, while popular, are not really all that effective when it comes to eliminating entire mouse infestations.

Effective Mouse Control Solutions

So, if mouse traps aren’t a solution for mouse infestations, what should you do if these prolific creatures invade your home? The solution is simple, call the trained pest professionals here at Neighborly Pest Management.

Here at Neighborly Pest Management, we have the experience and the expertise required to wholly and effectively eliminate any mouse infestation with which you may be trying to manage. Additionally, we will work with you to take the proper steps to prevent future infestations from occurring. Don’t let mice run rampant around your home, give us a call today