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What Species Of Mice Is In My Home?
There are several types of mouse species in the United States. In your area, you’re likely going to encounter deer or house mice. House mice are small rodents that are mostly hairless. They feature a pointed nose that is black in color. In addition to this, they’ll have protruding eyes and big ears. House mice can be several different colors ranging from light brown to black. Most will have a gray or buff underside. The feces droppings have a musty odor and black coloring. The deer mouse is another member of the mouse species. This mouse is multi-colored with white paws and a belly. Its head is brownish/black from the rear all the way to the front. The mouse’s tail is generally long with no hair. If you measure the tail, you will probably notice it is the exact same size at the tail, which is unique for a rodent. Deer mouse droppings are smooth, black, with a pointy end.
Rodent infestation signs include:
- Fecal droppings scattered about the affected area
- Nests made of grass, twigs, and other materials
- Teeth marks on food containers, building structures, and sewer pipes
- Scurrying sound, especially after dark (yes, the paw sound is really audible)
Mice Fecal Droppings Characteristics
The characteristics of mice fecal droppings will vary, depending on the meal, species, and other factors. The droppings measure between three and six millimeters in length, with a granular shape. Mice fecal droppings are often described to be the same as a piece of cooked rice, but blackish in color.
Mice Infestation – Why My Home?
Mice are opportunist rodents. They are continuously searching for opportunities to invade homes and businesses. Many people describe them as “commensal,” which means they do not mind sharing a living space with humans. If your home offers an adequate supply of food, a warm environment, and safe shelter, it will become a mouse target. Whether or not, your home has access points does not matter because mice are known to chew through a piece of wood as thick as ¼ inch. These rodents are unpredictable. One minute your home is rodent-free, the next it is filled with a family of mice.
Do Mice Pose A Risk To Humans?
Mice infestations do pose some risks to humans, especially in residential settings. These rodents are not the cleanest, they will leave fecal matter in their paths, regardless of where they are living. Mice have been linked to several diseases, including rate-bite fever, leptospirosis, Lassa fever, hemorrhagic fever, plague, and lymphocytic Chorister-meningitis. They are also known to be infested with ticks and fleas that can spread to canines and felines. Their fecal matter will contaminate your food supply, cabinets, flooring, and other assets. They will also destroy your electrical cables and plumbing pipes if left undetected for any amount of time.
Rodent Infestation Dangers
Rodent infestations do pose some danger, such as the following:
- Food contamination
- Structural damage to homes and businesses
- Electrical fire
Mice Infestation Eradication
Rodent infestation solutions generally include a combination of treatments. It will really depend on the severity of your infestation as to which pest control solution will work best. Contact our local Denver office to learn more about our rodent control. We offer quick and effective rodent control solutions, ranging from traps to baits.
How Long Will It Take For The Exterminator To Arrive At My Home?
Immediately following your request for rodent control service, our dispatcher will schedule you an appointment for an in-home inspection. This is the jumpstart of the pest control process. It can take anywhere between 24 and 48 hours for the exterminator to arrive at your home.
Rodent Pest Control – Is It Safe?
When applied properly, rodent pest control does not pose a risk to humans or animals. To protect our clients and their assets, pets, and family members, we only utilize rodent control measures and products that have been deemed safe by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These products, when applied appropriately will not pose any health risks to you or your family and pets.
Rodent Pest Infestation Prevention
There are several ways to safe-proof your home from mice and rats. These include sealing out all major access points, which are generally located near and around electrical wiring and plumbing pipes leading from the outside to the inside of your home. Our exterminators will gladly work with you to create a strong barrier between you and rodents. In the meantime, you can clean up your property, remove all debris to a local recycling center, prune bushes and shrubs, and mow the lawn. We also recommend contacting our local Denver office to learn more about rodent pest infestation treatments and prevention options.