As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents.  Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do insects and rodents. Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations.  To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations. To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points.
  • do

    • seal up cracks and crevices with sealant
    • screen entry points such as vents that open to exteriors
    • remove window air conditioning units
    • assess exterior lighting situation
    • apply insecticide outdoors around perimeter of building by mid-October
  • don't

    • wait to sweep or vacuum up insects
    • fog your entire home or building
    • fear that insects will reproduce indoors
    • worry about bringing outdoor potted plants indoors
    • forget to seal around external pipes leading into the home

Pest Control Services

1

Assess Inspection

We will conduct a thorough inspection of your property, bring in state-of-the-art equipment.

2

Implement Getting the Job Done

We will take care of identified problems and fill out a Pest Control Service Ticket.

3

Monitor A Year-Round Solution

We will check for new pests while monitoring the status of previous treatments.

Mice, particularly house mice, are the most commonly encountered rodent pest in the home. They tend to make nests out of whatever unused materials they can find and often begin to infest homes by crawling or digging through tight holes in walls. These kinds of mice are typically light grey with pale underbellies, and can […]

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Mice, particularly house mice, are the most commonly encountered rodent pest in the home. They tend to make nests out of whatever unused materials they can find and often begin to infest homes by crawling or digging through tight holes in walls. These kinds of mice are typically light grey with pale underbellies, and can […]

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Mice, particularly house mice, are the most commonly encountered rodent pest in the home. They tend to make nests out of whatever unused materials they can find and often begin to infest homes by crawling or digging through tight holes in walls. These kinds of mice are typically light grey with pale underbellies, and can be 2 ½-3 ¾ inches long. They also breed rapidly and eat a large variety of foods, which means that if you have a mouse problem, you may also find that they’ve been raiding your pantry. Here’s what you should know about their eating habits and how to prevent them from making a mess in your home.

what do mice eat

Mouse Food

House mice are omnivorous, but prefer to consume simple foods like grains, fruits, seeds and nuts. Contrary to popular belief, mice don’t really have a preference for cheese. But they will eat it and plenty of other different kinds of foods depending on what’s available. They will also eat insects if they find them. House mice usually feed at dusk and dawn, and occasionally in between.

Unfortunately, mice can also cause plenty of property damage and health risks, too. They are known to chew on electrical wiring and use it both for food and for nesting material. Along with wiring, they may burrow into insulation, boxes, papers and other cast-off materials to create nests and raise young. During the cold months especially, they can do a lot of damage inside a home, and may also infest vehicle engines to stay warm. Furthermore, their eating habits may endanger yours. They can be carriers of pathogens and worms that are harmful to humans, and may contaminate your food as they search for it themselves.

Signs of a Mouse Infestation

Some of the most common signs of a mouse infestation include:

  • Damaged food containers with gnaw marks on them.
  • Finding small, rod-shaped droppings
  • Electrical damage from chewing
  • Paths marked by oily rub marks on walls and/or four- or five-toed footprints on the floor

Mice also reproduce quickly, giving birth to up to six babies every three weeks. This can prove dangerous not only to your pantry and electrical system, but also to allergies and asthma, as particles of mouse waste can get into the air and trigger these conditions.

How to Get Rid of Mice

If you think you might have a mouse problem, you can set out baited traps and poisons, but the safest and most effective way to get rid of them (especially if you already have a whole family of mice in your home) is to call in the professionals. At Dodson Pest Control, we know how to find and thoroughly get rid of mice in your home, and in doing so we can help prevent illness and ease pest anxiety. Contact us today!

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