Some people consider mice to be adorable and may even keep them as pets. But when it comes to wild mice, they are anything but cuddly. Besides their ability to chew on almost everything (including home electric lines), these vermin carry many diseases with them that can be a danger to humans and especially to kids.
The most obvious sign of mice is their droppings. These black rice-shaped pieces of fecal matter are the source of the diseases they carry. When these creatures find their way into food, chewing their way into cereal boxes and climbing into flour bags, their droppings can infect people. As disgusting as that may be, there is another sign that may be a little more obvious. Mice love to build nests with almost anything they can find, from paper to plant matter.
Other signs that you have mice in the house include:
The arid climate that we enjoy in St. George is also enjoyed by mice, which are eager to find food and will adapt however they need to do so. Three main species of mice are known for their desert-dwelling in Southern Utah: field mice, deer mice, and house mice.
In St. George where water can be scarce, mice search for food and water in the dirtiest places. You will find them inside barns and stables, garbage containers, compost piles, and even inside the dark confines of your home. They will find a place to nest wherever they can, which makes exterminating mice difficult. Their lifespan is 12 to 18 months, depending on how much food they can scavenge. These pests multiply like mad, with females giving birth 5 to 10 times in a year and having 4 to 14 babies in each litter. These concerns are a big reason why you should turn to mice control companies to help with your mouse problem.
When you discover a mouse infestation, the first thing to do is to rid your yard of places that mice would live. Place traps in outdoor buildings, clean up any plant matter or garbage that you may have lying around in the open, and keep compost piles a fair distance from your home. Then, examine your home’s potential entryways, emphasizing inspections on window frames, door frames, and other joints that could be filled with caulk or other sealing materials.
If you do find that your home has been invaded and that trapping mice with mouse traps isn’t enough, it’s time to give Nature’s Gate a call. Our mice control services ensure that mice no longer have places to nest in your home. We can also give you advice about how to stop further infestations from happening in your basement, outdoor buildings, and wherever else they may have tried to call home.
When you need mice control near you in St. George and the surrounding area, contact us today. One of our expert technicians trained for mice control will arrive and take care of your mouse problem permanently.