Rodent Control – Mice
The Deer mouse and the house mouse are the most common reasons people call us for rodent control services here in Western Pennsylvania. Both mice are similar in that they more commonly enter structures during the colder months, but with the right conditions, they can be a problem year around. They will look for nesting sites in homes, garages, sheds, stored RVs, and any other infrequently used vehicles, and they have almost limitless nesting opportunities outside of the home. Mice are known to get into kitchens and pantries, chewing into foodstuff as well as pet foods that we keep around the house. Mice will also feed on insects, seeds, nuts, berries, small fruits, and fungus.
Mice communicate with their droppings. Isn’t that gross? They leave trails of droppings along their routes of travel and in areas of food, indicating to other mice safe routes of travel and good food sources.
House mice are known to be very prolific breeders. A female can have a new litter as quickly as every 19 days, and they like to nest within 30 feet of their food source.
Deer mice can be of a serious medical concern as they are the primary carriers of hantavirus, which is transmitted primarily by the inhalation of dust particles contaminated with the urine or feces of infected deer mice. Don’t allow your mouse problem to get out of hand! Contact Boo’s Bug Stoppers for quality mouse and rodent control service.