Help! There Are So Many Mice Around My Anaheim Property
December 25, 2022 - Mice
When you think about mice in the Anaheim area, your first thought may be the main characters from the theme park up the road with their big ears and funny voices. Unfortunately, there are plenty of mice in town that are far less friendly and definitely aren’t here to entertain your kids.
While mice may seem cute and harmless, these rodents can be bad news in your Anaheim home. To learn more about mice in our area, the issues they can cause, and how a professional Anaheim pest control company like A-1 Bonded Termite can help protect your home from mice, keep reading!
The Types Of Mice That Commonly Invade Anaheim Homes
When it comes to mice in your home, you may not notice a difference from one mouse to the next. However, you’ll know that you want them out as quickly as possible.
If you look closely, you'll be able to tell the difference between the different species of mice that may invade your home. Here are some of the mouse species that you may see in Anaheim and how to identify each one:
- House Mouse: House mice are usually gray with a cream-colored underbelly. They have pointed muzzles, small eyes, and scaly tails.
- Field Mouse: Also called deer mice, field mice are typically brown or dark brown with a white underbelly. They prefer to live outdoors but will seek shelter in buildings when it gets cold.
- Western Harvest Mouse: These rodents have soft brown fur with lighter colored fur on their feet and belly and large, hairless ears. They frequently use tunnels built by other small rodents, such as gophers.
- White-Footed Mouse: These mice have gray to reddish-brown fur with distinct white hair on their feet and belly. They usually nest in concealed, warm locations like garages, sheds, and unused vehicles.
While they do have differences, many of the mice in Anaheim look similar. For professional rodent identification, call us and let our trained experts inspect your property to determine which species of mouse is in your home.
House Mice Can Spread Disease And Damage
Mice are potentially dangerous pests to have around your home. Not only can mice spread various diseases, including tularemia, hantavirus, rat-bite fever, the Bubonic plague, and salmonella, but they can also contaminate food supplies and food preparation areas. Additionally, dried mouse urine and feces can flake and become airborne, triggering allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
Mice are also very destructive. Like all rodents, mice have incisors that keep growing throughout their lives. Therefore, they need to gnaw constantly to keep them sharp and healthy. Mice will gnaw on almost anything, including walls, carpet, wallpaper, and wood. They will also chew through live electrical wires and metal pipes used for plumbing, leaving your home at risk for fires and floods.
The Hassles With Do-It-Yourself House Mouse Control
If you find mice or signs of mice in your home, you want them gone as soon as possible. Your first instinct may be to go to the local hardware store and buy all the DIY rodent control options they have, returning home with traps, baits, poisons, glue boards, and anything else you could find. While these tools may catch a few mice, they don’t eliminate the source of the infestation.
The issue you face if your DIY mouse control efforts leave a few mice behind is that mice breed quickly. Female mice give birth to around ten pups per litter and can have between 5 and 10 litters per year. This means the mouse population in your home can grow exponentially in a short period of time, even if you start out with only a couple of mice.
Without eliminating the source of the infestation and preventing mice from returning, DIY house mouse control will be a never-ending battle and a waste of your time, energy, and money.
The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation
The best option for getting rid of a mouse infestation is professional rodent control from A-1 Bonded Termite. We offer custom rodent control options for your home.
To do this, we start by inspecting your home to identify signs of a mouse infestation, potential harborage areas, and avenues of access. After determining where the mice are hiding and how they are getting in, we’ll work with you to develop a rodent control solution that efficiently eliminates your current infestation and keeps mice from coming back in the future.
Don’t waste your time with DIY mouse control. Call us at A-1 Bonded Termite and let our Anaheim pest control experts protect your home and family from mice and the issues they can cause.