If you’re asking yourself how you can get rid of mice in your home, the first thing you need to do is know for sure whether you actually have an infestation.
What kind of mice live in Dallas?
The two most common kinds of mice in Texas, especially in the Dallas area, are wild deer mice and house mice.
House mice are usually brown and gray, have a pointed nose with large ears, and live just about everywhere. They’re nocturnal, so you’ll likely only hear them scurrying about at night.
Mice don’t hibernate in winter, so you can potentially see them during any season. However, as the weather deteriorates, they may seek better shelter, so you might be more likely to notice them in your home or at the office.
Wild Dallas mice are another species of mice that are found in the DFW area. Luckily, they will never invade your home. Each wild mouse prefers a different habitat, but they all avoid being around people.
How can I tell if I have mice in my home?
Before you waste money on store-bought rodent control products that may not work, it’s a good idea to rule out other wildlife. Many nuisance animals live in attics and other spaces that mice frequently infest like garages and sheds.
When determining what creatures are nesting in your home, look for:
- Mouse droppings
- Scurrying at night
- Chewed wires
- Small holes or chew marks on food
Notice any of the above? Then you likely have a house mouse infestation. Thankfully, there are ways you can safely deal with the issue.
Mouse Removal Tips
There are several things that you can do on your own to prevent mouse infestations. Take a walk around the exterior of your home and around your property. Look for vulnerabilities and possible entry points.
- Seal off possible entryways, including small holes or cracks in the foundation of your home, gaps around doorways or windows, and other potential entry points.
- Cut back shrubs and remove brush that is close to the exterior of your home.
- Move food from penetrable containers like cereal boxes to heavy-duty glass or food-grade plastic containers with air tight seals. Do the same for containers with pet foods, birdseed, or grass seed.
- Place grates or mesh on vents, ducts, and HVAC components to cut down on entry points.
Performing regular inspections of your property can prevent future invasions. However, professional rodent control is the best way to be completely sure that you will get full removal and prevention.
How Certified Termite and Pest Control get rid of mice in my home?
Mice may seem innocuous, but they pose a real health risk thanks to the many diseases they can spread, including Hantavirus. Mice also destroy property, such as chewing through wires, which can go on to start fires due to electrical shortages.
Here at Certified Termite and Pest Control, we ensure that any rodent problem at your home or commercial property is handled safely and effectively.
If you are finding mice in your home, it’s time to contact Certified Termite and Pest Control today to schedule a consultation. Give us a call or fill out the contact form on this page to get in touch!