How Mice Find Their Way Into Your Rochester Home And How To Keep Them Out

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Did you know that one in three homeowners see a rodent in their home every year? It’s true! Mice are the second most commonly found mammals in cities – only humans are more prevalent. That’s why you need professional rodent control in Rochester from RodentX. In this handy guide, you’ll learn about mouse identification, the dangers of having mice in your home, how they get in, and why you want the pros to help get them back out.

Characteristics Of The Common House Mouse

The house mouse is the most commonly encountered rodent in homes. It’s also the rodent that causes the most economic damage. You need to know what these mice look like and be able to identify signs of mice in your house.

House mice are light brown to dusty gray with cream-colored bellies. They’re fairly round, and their head and body combined measure about 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches long. Their tails measure 2 ¾ to 4 inches long. Their muzzles are pointy, and they have large, round ears.

Some signs that you may have house mice in your home include:

  • Gnaw marks – Mice have to constantly chew because their front teeth never stop growing. If they didn’t gnaw, their teeth would grow up to four inches in a year. You may see these marks on furniture, walls, floors, baseboards, doors, door jambs, or cabinets.
  • Droppings – House mice can produce 50 to 100 droppings a day. They’re ⅛ to ¼ inch long, rod-shaped, and pointed on the ends. 
  • Burrows – House mice nest in insulation in attics, basements, and crawlspaces. At RodentX, we can remove and replace that damaged insulation, so it doesn’t cause air quality issues for you and your family. 

If you see any indications of house mice in your home, you need professional mouse control in Rochester. Call RodentX today to schedule your free inspection.

The Dangerous Diseases Mice Are Known To Spread

If you have a mouse infestation, you may be at risk for a number of diseases, including:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)
  • Tularemia
  • Salmonella

House mice can also carry fleas and ticks, which spread their own list of diseases. Also, you may be allergic to house mice and have to deal with watery, itchy eyes, a stuffed-up nose, and a scratchy throat.

How And Why Mice Find Their Way Into Your Home

Mice are commensal rodents, which means they rely, at least in part, on humans for their survival. They need the shelter and food sources we have to offer. Otherwise, they would starve or succumb to foul weather.

House mice can get into your house in a number of ways. You might be surprised how small a space they can squeeze through. All they need is a hole the size of a dime or a crack the width of a pencil to get inside. That’s because they have collapsible rib cages. If their heads fit through an opening, their bodies will, too.

When you work with RodentX for rodent control services, we inspect the outside of your house and eliminate those openings to prevent mice from entering your home. Call us now to get a free inspection.

Contact The Pros At The First Sign Of Mice In Your Home

You shouldn’t try to DIY mouse control in Rochester. It will get expensive and won’t be effective enough to get rid of the house mice. You need to call the pros at RodentX for help eliminating the house mouse infestation in your home. We provide free inspections and help you get rid of the mice you have and prevent more from ever getting inside.

What Our Customers Are Saying

"Professional service from the first call to the finished job and inspections. They were always on time, and respected us and our property as they replaced all insulation in the attic and some in the basement. They filled all the entry points and we have no more unwanted pests."

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"They were professional right from the start. They removed contaminated insulation and replaced all the insulation in the attic. They sealed up all entry points, so no more bats/squirrels can get in. I would certainly recommend RodentX!"

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"My wife and I were very happy with the service from RodentX,LLC. From the beginning to the end of the project they were prompt, professional, courteous and effective with what they had to do. The Team Leader kept the whole job organized and completed on time. I would highly recommend this company."

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RodentX 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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