Getting Rid Of Mice On Your Rochester Property For Good!

a house mouse in a kitchen cabinet

As cute and tiny as they are, mice are responsible for more damage to our homes and food supplies than any other pest not involved in the biblical plagues. Each year they cost home and business owners over 20 billion dollars in repair bills, thanks to their uncanny ability to get inside our homes and cause havoc once they've made their way in. Chewed-up walls and furniture legs, destroyed food stocks, and multiple contagious diseases spread to every surface they come in contact with, mice are not the roommates you want to make camp in your house.

Let's take a look at common traits and behaviors of the types of mice you're likely to encounter around your home, how to get rid of mice, and where to find experienced and reliable rodent control in Rochester.

Habits And Behaviors Of Common House Mice

Adorable little rodents with huge appetites, mice are one of the most widespread members of the rodent family. In the New York area, your house is likely to encounter an invasion by one of two species; the common house mouse or the deer mouse.

House mice are 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches long, not including their tails, which can be longer than their bodies. Their fur is dusty gray with a lighter, cream-colored underbelly. House mice have large ears and pointed muzzles.

Deer mice are a touch larger, growing up to 8 inches long. Their fur color is reminiscent of a deer, brown on top with white undersides and feet. Deer mice prefer to stay away from people, and you won't commonly run into one in your home, but if the weather turns particularly nasty, they might decide to set up camp in an outbuilding or a car you don't use much.

All mice are nocturnal and great at staying hidden. Usually, the only time you'll start seeing live mice in the open is when food in the area around their nest is scarce or the number of colony members grows large enough to force mice to venture out further in search of food.

You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick

Once they make their way into your home, mice spread a variety of infectious diseases. Every surface they touch, the food they gnaw on, and even their droppings are a hazard to your health. Some diseases you may come in contact with in a mouse-infested home include the following:

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Tularemia
  • Salmonellosis

In addition, exposure to dried mouse droppings is a major trigger for asthma attacks.

Why Do-It-Yourself Mouse Control Often Fails

Mice, especially house mice, multiply very quickly, with a single pregnant female capable of starting a mouse colony hundreds strong. In order to rid your home of these invaders, it's not enough to deal with a mouse or two you've spotted in your garage; you have to eradicate the nest itself. Add to that mouse's uncanny ability to evade traps (mice communicate danger to the other members of the colony). They also adapt their immune systems to common poisons at a miraculous speed. Getting mice out of your Rochester home is one job best left to people trained and equipped to deal with a mouse problem.

The Best Way To Get The Mice Out Of Your House For Good

At RodentX Wildlife Control, we specialize in clearing rodents out of your home without resorting to poisons and chemicals that can harm you or your family. Our experienced mouse control technicians will determine the location of the nest and the pathways mice use to get into your home. They will ensure your home is clear of rodents and help you develop an effective strategy to keep them from returning.

If you're fighting off a mouse infestation in your Rochester home, give us a call today!

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RodentX Wildlife Control is a local, family-owned business with over ten years of experience in the wildlife control industry. We are Rochester’s premier provider of wildlife control, prevention, and repair. If you have rodents, bats, or other wildlife invading your home or business, contact us for the safest, most reliable service available.

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