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House mice can be almost as destructive to a home as Norway or roof rats, as they will chew on and contaminate different areas of the structure. House mice are much smaller proportionally than rats, particularly in the head and feet, and will continually excrete their waste as they move about. As their name suggests, house mice prefer to live in your home, unlike other rodents that simply move in to seek refuge from the dropping temperatures. Regardless of their preference, house mice have no place in your home.
Identifying House Mice
The house mouse has a light-colored belly, but its hair color can vary from light brown all the way to black. House mice reproduce rapidly, are extremely mobile, and can fit into spaces about the size of a dime. They will utilize power lines and foliage to gain access to attics and rooftops, and once within a house will use pipe chases and interior wall voids to move from area to area. House mice will eat just about anything they come across, especially inside a residential environment.
If you believe you have house mice, look for signs of chewing along the walls and on food items, droppings, piles of nesting materials where mice are likely to hide (wall voids, attics, etc.), and scratching and scurrying sounds especially at night.
How to Prevent House Mice
House mice are very resourceful, using trees and chewing through expandable foam to gain access to your home. They will even nest near your pantry so they can easily gain access to a food source—yours. With all the trouble house mice cause, it’s important to keep them out of your home before they can reproduce. Sealing cracks in your home’s foundation will help keep mice out. Cleaning up spills and storing your pantry items in thick plastic containers will limit a house mouse’s food source and possibly deter them from taking up residence in your home.
Evict House Mice with PURCOR
When you consider their excellent chewing skills and high probability of contaminating your living and eating spaces, it’s easy to see why house mice can ruin anyone’s peace of mind. But, with the trained pest specialists at PURCOR you can regain safety and peace in your home knowing these disease-carrying pests are a distant memory. If house mice are keeping you up with their nighttime activity, call the professionals at PURCOR or schedule your free estimate online today.