Mice are one of the most common rodent invaders inside homes. They are difficult to get rid of and multiply very quickly. One female mouse can have up to 35 babies every year. Mice can carry diseases and have the potential to spread Salmonella. Deer mice, another common mouse species in Idaho, are known carriers of the deadly hantavirus. Mouse urine and droppings can trigger allergic reactions in humans. To keep your family or employees safe from an unexpected visit to St Luke’s Hospital, we recommend that you have a Meridian Mice Exterminator thoroughly inspect and treat your property.
Mice are brown or grey in color and are 2 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches long. Mice naturally eat seeds, nuts, fruits, and insects. Mice are nocturnal, but are also active at dusk or dawn when they are in search of food. Mice like to find dark, secluded places to build nests. Their nests consist of paper, insulation, or fabric.
A mouse only needs a gap the width of your pinky finger to make entry into your home! Inspect the foundation of your home for any entry points. If you discover a potential entry point, be sure to seal it up. Also, make sure your home is free of clutter that a mouse might use to hide in. Store food in sealed containers, and regularly clean up any crumbs that might attract mice.
Signs of a Mouse Infestation:
- Seeing a Rodent: This is the most obvious way to know if you have an infestation.
- Listen!: You may hear mice moving through your walls, especially at night.
- Droppings: Finding the rod shaped droppings is one of the most common ways to know you have mice in the house.
- Gnaw Marks/Damage: If you have an infestation you may come across gnaw marks or goods that have been damaged and chewed on by the mice.
- Odor: Mice have strong smelling urine. If you have a large infestation, you may be able to notice the urine smell.
If you have identified an infestation in your house, contact Get Lost Pest Control to help you with your Meridian Mice Extermination. Their friendly and knowledgeable technicians will work quickly and efficiently to eliminate those unwanted rodents. Get Lost Pest Control uses a combination of traps, bait, and exclusion methods to exterminate mouse populations.