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What You Need To Know About Mice

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Mice are an example of a persistent pest that homeowners in Rochester, New York, will likely have to remove from their homes at some point in time. Use the following guide to learn helpful information about mice, including how RodentX Wildlife Control can help remove them from your property.

Frequently Asked Questions About Mice

What are mice?

Mice are rodents and small mammals that live in large populations worldwide. Mice have come to develop a close relationship with people and are regular visitors to our homes.

Below are some interesting facts that will help you learn more about mice:

  • Mice are excellent at climbing, jumping, and swimming.
  • They have poor eyesight but excellent hearing.
  • Mice like to explore and are curious creatures.
  • These rodents can squeeze their body through a space the size of a dime.

The physical characteristics of mice include a round body, four legs, and brown to black fur. Velvety fur covers their ears and long tail. Mice, like other rodents, have front incisors on the top and bottom jaw that grow continuously throughout their life.

Are mice dangerous?

Mice are small and not aggressive to people, so it is easy to overlook their presence and underestimate how dangerous they are.

Mice are a health hazard, contaminate food, and are destructive to personal property and the structures of our homes. The longer mice are allowed in your home, the more problems they create.

When it comes to mouse control, being proactive is key; mice can wind up in any of our Rochester homes. Implementing regular rodent control services is the best defense against these frustrating, problematic pests.

Why do I have a mouse problem?

Mice can become a problem in any of our homes because they provide them with food, water, and warm, safe shelter. The mouse's small size and agility make it easy for them to move in and out of our houses.

Many people think that mice only move into our homes during the colder winter months, but the truth is that mice can and will get into our homes at any time of year. Lack of food outdoors, extreme temperatures, and the presence of predators cause these rodents to seek shelter.

Mice are nocturnal, so unless there is a large infestation underfoot, you probably won't notice the mice themselves first but instead signs of their presence, such as:

  • Scratching or running sounds behind walls.
  • Gnaw marks on cabinets, furniture, trim, or floors.
  • Mouse droppings in drawers or along floors.
  • A musty odor in your house. 

If you notice any of the above signs, you should seek help from a professional rodent control expert.

Where will I find mice?

Outside mice live in wooded areas, grassy areas like fields or meadows, and deserts. In our region, we are most likely to find mice outside nesting in piles of vegetation, under rocks or fallen trees, in overgrown landscaping, and under piles of yard debris. In more urban areas, mice nest and burrow in planters, under shrubbery, and in parks.

Mice that find their way into our homes build their nests in dark, dry, quiet areas. Attics, basements, wall voids, storage boxes, and spaces behind cabinets and large appliances are common nesting sites in Rochester, NY homes.

How do I get rid of mice?

Though you may think you can get rid of mice on your own with products you find at the store, it is always best to partner with a professional. DIY rodent control is largely ineffective and doesn't get to the root of your mouse problem. DIY products cost homeowners money and time and only allow the mice to infiltrate your home further.

Get rid of mice in your home quickly with the help of RodentX Wildlife Control. We offer effective mouse control services to eradicate your current infestation and provide peace of mind. We also offer related repair solutions and exclusion services to prevent future issues with mice. Please call us today to learn more about the best rodent control in Rochester, NY. Our skilled team is here for you and all your rodent control needs!

How can I prevent mice in the future?

Use our mouse prevention tips to help avoid sharing your home with these rodents.

  • Throughout the year, inspect the exterior of your home and repair any defects you discover from the foundation to the roof.
  • Maintain your yard; keep the grass cut short and landscaping and trees cut back from your home.
  • Remove yard debris.
  • Keep lids on trash cans and recycling bins.
  • Regularly vacuum your home and maintain a kitchen that is clean and free of food debris.
  • Keep storage areas like basements, attics, closets, and cabinets free of the clutter that mice like to hide within.

For the best rodent control near you, please reach out to RodentX Wildlife Control today!

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