Why Mice In Vegas Are So Hard To Get Rid Of On Your Own

 
You have heard the saying, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." Well, this saying does not have to apply to mice! A good saying about mice in Vegas might be: "When mice happen to get into Vegas homes, they don't have to STAY in Vegas homes!" In today's article, we are focusing on the signs of a mouse infestation, the dangers they bring, mouse prevention, and removal techniques.

 

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Signs Of A Mouse Infestation

It is best to know the signs mice present, so you can take action to eliminate them before they have a chance to grow their population. Keep an eye out (or an ear) for the following signs of a mouse infestation:

Droppings: A mouse dropping is brown or black and about the size and shape of a grain of rice. If droppings are dry and crumbly, they are old. If they are moist and solid, they are recent. Be careful when cleaning up mouse droppings as they can contain particles that could make you sick.

Urine smell: If there are enough mice living in your walls and attic, the smell of urine will build up and become unpleasant.

Sounds in walls and ceilings: Even just one mouse can make a racket in the walls of a home. Sounds mice make include scratching, gnawing, and scampering noises.

Chewed holes in baseboards: Mice are notorious for chewing holes in everything. If you have mice, you may begin to notice holes in baseboards and other areas where mice come and go.

Chewed food packages: Flimsy food packaging such as cardboard, paper, or plastic can be chewed through by hungry mice.

Teeth marks or footprints: Sometimes mice will leave tooth or scratch marks on a bar of soap or footprints in powdery substances.

Mouse sightings: Mice are timid creatures and usually do not come out in the daytime. If you are seeing mice in the daytime, this is an indication of a large infestation.

The Problems With A Mouse In The House

Mice are known to travel in filthy places such as dumpsters, sewers, and compost heaps. If they bring bacteria into your home from these places, they can make you sick. Some of the diseases mice are known to spread are hantavirus, salmonella and listeria. These illnesses are spread through mouse urine, droppings, saliva, and nesting materials.

Mice can reproduce at an alarming rate. In fact, the popular saying "breeding like rabbits" really ought to be "breeding like mice." A female mouse can have 5 to 10 litters a year with 3 to 14 pups each time. This means at least 32-56 pups each year, for one female! Furthermore, each female mouse born can start her own reproducing at only 6 weeks of age.

How To Keep Mice Out In The First Place

When mice get in and grow their populations (quickly), it is extremely difficult to get them out using DIY methods and products. However, it is possible to keep mice from getting into your home or business in the first place. If you roll up your sleeves and fetch a few tools and products, you might be able to keep these little critters out.

  • Seal entry points.

  • Remove garbage frequently.

  • Keep your property free of debris and clutter.

  • Keep outdoor garbage in tightly-sealed receptacles.

  • Keep home free of food particles and drink spills.

  • Don't leave food sources outside your home.

Why Mouse Removal With DIY Methods Is Not Advised

If you only have a mouse or two, you might be able to set out a few traps and take care of the problem, but how will you know that all of your mice are gone? Mice can get their food and water outside a home and still continue to nest inside and grow their populations. By the time you realize you did not get all the mice, you could have a major infestation on your hands.

How Red Rock Pest Control Can Help!

With professional pest control from Red Rock Pest Control, you can rest easy. We will make sure that every mouse is removed from your home and that no more mice are getting in. We do this by the use of strategically placed bait stations and traps. And then we monitor for additional mouse activity until we are sure the infestation is gone.

When mice happen to get into Vegas homes, they don't have to STAY in Vegas homes! at least not when you get help from Red Rock Pest Control. Don't risk your health and safety when it comes to mice, reach out to us today for prompt, professional assistance. 

 
 

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