The Key To Getting Rid Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Rochester Home

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Mice are cute and furry, but they cause a lot of problems for homeowners in Rochester. They get into your food and scamper around like they pay rent. RodentX Wildlife Control offers effective mouse and rodent control in Rochester because we know how frustrating it can be to deal with mouse infestations. Call today to learn more about how we keep homes rodent-free. 

Clear Signs You Have A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

There are two types of mice that can be found in Rochester homes. Deer mice are typically between five and eight inches long, including their tails. They have brown fur with white undersides and feet. The most distinctive feature of a deer mouse is its bicolored tail, which is often brown on top and white on the bottom. 

House mice are dusty gray with cream underbellies. They’re about the same size as deer mice. Mice can be differentiated from rats based on their size and shape. Mice have smaller, rounder bodies than rats do.

There are many signs of mice that you can look for in your home, such as:

  • Gnaw or tooth marks
  • Rod-shaped droppings
  • Footprints that have four toes on the front paws and five on the rear
  • Greasy rub marks from mice’s fur
  • Damage to food packaging
  • Hearing scratching or chewing sounds
  • Seeing a mouse

Mice are excellent hiders, which means you might not see them at all. That’s why it’s so important to know what other signs there are to look out for. If you notice footprints or chewed-through food boxes, you can definitely suspect a mouse infestation, even if you haven’t seen the mice themselves.

Mice Can Spread Disease And Damage Property

Unfortunately, mice aren’t harmless pests. They’re known to spread many illnesses, such as leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonellosis. Deer mice, in particular, spread more serious illnesses, including hantavirus and adult respiratory distress syndrome. Not only that, but mice can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. They also cause problems through food contamination.

In addition to spreading disease, mice can cause some severe property damage. They have strong teeth that can chew through just about anything, from cardboard boxes and plastic bags to drywall and cables. This often happens when mice are trying to access food or are building their nests. 

It Can Be Difficult To Get Rid Of Mice On Your Own

Mice are not easy pests to eliminate. They breed quickly and are excellent hiders, which means there could be generations upon generations of mice before you start seeing them. That’s why it’s much easier to prevent mouse infestations than treat them. Here are some mouse prevention tips that you can implement in your home:

  • Seal any cracks or holes in the walls that are bigger than a quarter inch.
  • Keep your home, particularly any storage areas, as clean and dry as possible.
  • Store food in solid, airtight containers.
  • Dispose of garbage properly.
  • Keep boxes off of the floor.
  • Trim trees, bushes, and shrubs back so they don’t touch your house.

Ultimately, what keeps mice away is just making your house less attractive to them. Make it as difficult as possible for mice to enter, and ensure that they won’t be able to get to your food. If you do see signs of a mouse infestation, call in a professional rodent control company for treatment. 

The Safe And Effective Way To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation

If you need to get rid of mice from your home, RodentX Wildlife Control is the solution to all your problems. We offer thorough, high-quality rodent control work for Rochester homes. All it takes is a phone call, and we’ll come to check your home for any signs of infestation. We also offer exclusion work, which will keep the mice from returning. We’ll even perform any necessary repairs to damages caused by mice. Contact RodentX Wildlife Control today to schedule your consultation. 

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 Wildlife Control. 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 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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