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Mice are obnoxious creatures that you surely do not want to see roaming around your house. In some cases, they may be seen as cute, but that’s if you keep them as pets inside a cage. If they are living freely, they can be quite damaging to your home and can actually pose danger to human health.
Because of their nature, you will probably not see a mouse running around your home. They tend to hide well but if you see one or a couple running around, then you could be having a serious pest problem. You need to be watchful when it comes to these pests. Learning about their characteristics, habits and the proper pest control measures will help a great deal in keeping your home mice-free.
Mice are light brown to dark grey in colour and are members of the order of rodents. They can be differentiated from rats by their smaller and more slender bodies of around 5 cm to 8 cm long, and rounded ears. They may be small but they are very quick and are very good swimmers, climbers and jumpers.
Mice are nocturnal creatures, meaning they come out at night when everybody else is sleeping. This also means that there may already be some damage to your furnishings and clothing before you know that you have pests living in your house. Because of their small size and agility, they can get inside the house through small cracks and openings.
It is important to watch out for any type of infestation, including mice infestation. They not only damage items in the house, but they also can cause food contamination leading to sickness and allergies.
You can tell if there is mice infestation going on if you see dead mice or if you see a mouse running around. Since they only roam at night, spotting one in daylight should suggest that you have more than one mouse to deal with. Mice may also leave some evidence behind, including droppings, gnawed paper and even the stench of the actual infestation.
Control and Management
Keeping the house clean is always the first step in making the home pest-free. Make sure that food is stored properly and that there are no scraps of food left on floors, tables or countertops. But because mice can get in the house through small openings, it is very possible that your house can get infested.
Still the best way to rid your house of unwanted mice is by hiring a reputable pest control company. A professional will be able to identify the extent of the pest problem and provide the best solution on a case-to-case basis. Entry points for mice are also identified since these are the best areas to place traps or bait. If you are being bugged by mice pest problems, please call Best 1 Cleaning on 1800 187 561 for more information.