House Mouse Control Made Simple For Western Massachusetts Homeowners

A mice crawling on the floor

As you might imagine, Massachusetts mice are difficult to eliminate. One reason is that they speedily procreate in large numbers. Another is that they nestle in spots that are very hard to reach. Rodents are too much for a single person without specialized experience to deal with; this is why professionals in pest control in Western Massachusetts should be in charge of their management.

Lots of homeowners believe they can address rodent issues on their own. After all, there are so many relevant products out there. What people don't know is that shelf goods usually aren't suitable. Learn now about simple and humane ways to get rid of mice. American Pest Solutions can help you avoid the property damage and health risks that come with these animals. 

Clear Signs Of Mice In Your House 

Types of rodents that are an obstacle in homes include house mice. While their abdomen is white, most of their fur is either brown, gray, white, or black. Their ears and eyes are globular, and they have scales on their tails. Size-wise, they are 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches long. Holes ½ an inch or wider are easy for them to penetrate. Their bodies can stretch through these spaces, and their teeth are sharp enough to enlarge the opening. House mice tend to congregate in humid and dim areas, such as an attic. Be on the lookout for these signs:

  • Fecal droppings in various places; they'll resemble rods and have blunt edges
  • Footprints with four front toes and five back toes
  • Squeaking or scratching noises from behind walls
  • Teeth marks on foundations and wires
  • Ongoing unpleasant odors

Mice are typically out at night. With that in mind, any daylight appearance denotes an infestation. Remember, these creatures reside in grassy locations, and your yard might be attractive to them.

Why Mice In Your House Can Be So Problematic 

House rodents are notorious for being destructive. Generally, they chew on walls, cables, and other things for oral management. Their bodies may eventually stop growing, but their teeth do not. Some worst cases of damage they've caused are where they've bitten electrical wiring and caused a malfunction or fire. 

In relation to health concerns, you can contract illnesses like lymphocytic choriomeningitis and hantavirus from mice. These pests can also transmit salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and tularemia. Rodents have parasites and bacterial cells in their hair, making it a problem when they're around your food or on surfaces. Their spit, feces, and urine aren't without microbes either. They can also spread germs from streets, gutters, and garbage dumpsters. 

Tips To Keep Mice Away From Your Home 

Mice are less likely to be on your land or in your home if you follow these tips: 

  • Use tightly sealed containers for food and trash.
  • Reduce clutter to keep mice from having a space to hide.
  • Repair moisture troubles immediately.
  • Wash vents and gutters on a routine basis.
  • Make sure wood stacks and greenery are several feet away from the property.
  • Remove organic debris from the yard.
  • Trim grass and plants regularly.
  • Fix cracks and crevices in foundations. 

You don't need to use retail pesticides or traps for mice. These items can't obstruct an infestation; they'll just kill some individual rodents. In addition, they could have strong chemicals that may harm kids, pets, or vegetation.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mice? 

At American Pest Solutions, we have the resources to exterminate rodents in Massachusetts safely and efficiently. Our licensed technicians will use state-of-the-art tools for removal, repairs, exclusion, and sanitation. We will also set high-quality traps. Call us today for a free evaluation and immediate assistance!