Mouse Control 101: What It Takes To Keep These Pests Out Of Your Anaheim Home

House mouse in kitchen cupboard

Rodent infestations are one of the most devastating pest problems that Anaheim homeowners have to deal with. Mice have small bodies and are able to squeeze through tight openings and come into your home. Once there, these disgusting creatures will destroy your home, cause damage to your personal property, contaminate your food, and leave their urine and droppings all over your home. 

At A1 Bonded Termite, we know how important it is to catch a rodent infestation in its early stages. This is why partnering with an experienced Anaheim pest control company is so important. Here is a look at what you should know about mouse control.

Characteristics Of The Common House Mouse

The common house mouse has a small and thin body about 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches long. Its entire body, except for its underside, is usually covered in brownish-gray fur, while its belly is creme-colored. Their tails are almost completely hairless, covered in scales, and about two to three inches long. They also have tiny, black eyes that almost look as if they are protruding out of their face, a pointed muzzle, and large ears. 

House mice typically live in large groups. When a mouse reaches full maturity, it can reproduce five to 10 times a year. This means that if you have just two adult mice in your home, you could have several dozen mice in your Anaheim home in just a matter of weeks. 

Mice Can Spread Diseases And Damage Property

Mice are likely the most destructive pest that will ever invade your home. They can chew holes through almost any object and are commonly found gnawing on walls, cabinets, furniture, clothing, books, and bed. The sharp teeth and agile bodies that mice have allow them to go almost anywhere they want. 

While the damage they cause can be expensive to repair, it could also put you and your family in immediate danger. Mice are known to nest in the insulation behind your walls. However, the insulation is not the only thing that they will chew up. It is not uncommon to see damaged or severed electrical wires in your home after a mouse has been around. 

They are also known to spread a wide range of diseases. Usually, the diseases are transmitted through indirect contact. Some of the most common illnesses people catch from the house mouse include leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and tularemia. 

Tips And Techniques To Prevent Mice Around Your Home

Here is a look at some of the easiest ways to keep mice away from your house include:

  • Keep your food in a metal or glass container that has a tight lid
  • Declutter your home to remove any potential hiding spots
  • Seal off any cracks or other potential entry points around your home

Remember, mice can squeeze through spaces that are only a few millimeters wide. Make sure that the weatherstripping around your doors and windows is intact to close any gaps. 

The Pros To Call For Safe And Effective Mouse Control

Don't let mice take over and destroy your Anaheim home. Give our rodent control professionals at A-1 Bonded Termite a call at the first sign of rodents. We can help keep you and your home safe from these dangerous rodents.