Mouse Facts & Information
A mouse infestation can have significant risks and impacts on both human health and property. Mice can spread diseases, contaminate food, cause damage to structures and belongings through gnawing, and their droppings can trigger allergies and asthma symptoms.
Risks of Mice
Mice can carry various pathogens, bacteria, and parasites that can pose a threat to human health. They can contaminate food and surfaces with their droppings, urine, and saliva, potentially leading to the transmission of diseases. Some of the diseases associated with mice include Hantavirus, Salmonellosis, Leptospirosis, and Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM). Additionally, mouse allergens, such as urine and dander, can trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Mice have incisor teeth that continuously grow, leading them to gnaw on various materials to wear down their teeth. This behavior can result in significant property damage. Mice may chew on electrical wires, insulation, wood, plastic pipes, and even furniture, causing structural damage and creating fire hazards due to exposed wiring. Their nesting habits can also lead to damage to upholstery, fabrics, and other household items.
Contamination and Odor
Mice are known to contaminate food supplies with their droppings, urine, and hair. This contamination can render food unfit for consumption and pose a risk of foodborne illnesses. Additionally, the presence of mice can contribute to unpleasant odors within the infested area, caused by their urine, droppings, and nesting materials. The odor can be particularly noticeable in confined spaces or areas with poor ventilation.
Truly Nolen GUARANTEE
If you’re not completely satisfied, you’ll get a full refund on your most recent service with our 100% money back guarantee.
Common Species of Mice
How To Identify Mice
Mice are small rodents that are known for their ability to adapt and thrive in various environments. They can be a nuisance and pose health risks as they contaminate food, chew on materials, and carry diseases, making effective mouse control and prevention important for both homes and businesses.
Mice are small rodents with a pointed snout, round ears, and a long, slender tail. They have soft fur that can be brown, gray, or black, and they typically have a white or light-colored belly. Mice have small, beady eyes and large, constantly growing incisor teeth.
Mice are found all over the world, and they can adapt to a wide variety of environments. They typically live in nests or burrows that they build in areas with access to food and water, such as fields, forests, and homes.
Mice are omnivores and will eat almost anything, including grains, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, insects, and small animals.
Mice are social animals and typically live in groups. They are active at night and are good climbers and jumpers. They are known for their ability to squeeze through small openings, and they can cause damage to homes and buildings by gnawing on wires, insulation, and other materials.
Mice can reproduce quickly, and a female mouse can have several litters per year. Mice are capable of breeding at a young age and can have litters of up to 10 or 12 pups. The pups are born blind and hairless and are completely dependent on their mother for the first few weeks of their lives.
Preventing mice from entering a building is the best way to control their population. This can be done by sealing up any cracks or holes in the walls or foundation of a building. Food should be stored in sealed containers, and trash should be disposed of properly.
$50 Off Year Round Pest Control
Truly Nolen is a family-owned company with 85 years of experience providing the best pest control. If you’re not completely satisfied, you’ll get a full refund on your most recent service with our 100% money back guarantee.
The Truly Nolen Approach
We work to minimize our impact on the environment by using naturally occurring materials whenever possible.
Truly Nolen uses an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach designed with your pets in mind.
100% Money Back Guarantee
If you’re not completely satisfied, you’ll receive a full refund on your most recent service.
How Truly Nolen Gets Rid of Mice
Truly Nolen offers professional mouse control services to effectively eliminate and prevent mouse infestations. Their trained technicians conduct a thorough inspection to identify mouse entry points and nesting areas. Depending on the situation, they employ a combination of techniques such as trapping, baiting, and exclusion methods to remove existing mice and prevent future infestations. Truly Nolen’s approach focuses on targeting the root cause of the problem and implementing tailored solutions to ensure long-term mouse control.