Why You Should Call The Professionals About Mice In Your Boise Home

December 17, 2021

Pet store mice may look cute and cuddly, but wild mice in your Boise home could spell trouble. These pests are dangerous for a few reasons – they're hazardous to your health because of the diseases mice carry, but they also cause a lot of structural and electrical damage to homes and businesses. You'd be surprised how easily and silently these pests can infest homes, so it might be time to learn some simple ways to keep mice away, along with the best way to get rid of mice if you're already dealing with a problem.

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How To Tell If You Have A Mouse Infestation In Your Boise Home

These pests may be infuriatingly adept at silently infesting homes, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to discover them, especially if you know the signs. One of the first signs of a mouse infestation is gnaw marks on household and pantry items. This can sometimes be overlooked as normal wear and tear of everyday life. Still, previously intact bags of beans and rice don't mysteriously develop holes while sitting sedentary on the shelf. Another early sign is fecal matter, roughly the same size and shape as a grain of rice.

With prolonged mouse infestations, you might find yourself hearing scurrying, scratching, gnawing, and squeaking within the walls and ceiling of your Boise home. While mice are usually quiet during the day, mouse pups aren't, and a large enough infestation will have mice scrambling for their nesting spots. If you happen to have a big family yourself, it's easy to understand why cramped quarters don't create the most tranquil of living situations.

The Dangers That Mice Bring To Boise Homes

Like all rodents, mice possess this delightful little evolutionary quirk where their incisors never stop growing. While it's a helpful physical attribute for them, it's an absolute nightmare for the human race. Since their teeth never stop growing, they have to keep them filed down, which leads to all kinds of damage to weight-bearing wooden beams, broken pipes, holes in shingles and rooftops, and frayed wires. Along with structural damage, mice are known to spread dangerous pathogens, and there are all kinds of diseases mice carry:

  • Salmonella
  • Plague
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Intestinal worms
  • Parasitic pests like fleas, ticks, and mites
  • Tularemia
  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis

How To Prevent Mice From Infesting Your Boise Home

Prevention isn't a solid guarantee that your Boise home will remain pest-free, but taking precautions can still reduce your chances of experiencing a mouse infestation. Luckily, there are some simple ways to keep mice away:

  • Keep tight-fitting lids on all indoor and outdoor trash bins
  • Remove any leaf piles, mulch piles, twigs, branches, and other yard debris from your lawn
  • Fill in any ground holes around your property
  • Keep food stored in airtight containers, and never leave food or dirty dishes sitting out overnight
  • Repair any gaps and holes around the exterior of your home with mouse-resistant materials
  • Remove any unnecessary clutter around your home

Effective Mouse Control For Boise Homes

Mice are dangerous pests that are more than a little difficult to eradicate. Mousetraps are relatively useless, poisons are even more hazardous, and high-frequency devices are ineffective. The best way to get rid of mice in Boise is with professional assistance from Owyhee Environmental. We use cutting-edge pest control technology that's both highly effective and safe for the environment, and we make sure to keep our prices affordable for any budget. When it comes to dangerous pests, you shouldn't have to compromise with harsh chemicals, so get in contact with us today for more information on how we can help you.

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