Answering Roosevelt's Commonly Asked Mouse Questions
November 13, 2020 - Mice
Mice are one of the most common home-invading pests, not just in the Roosevelt area but in the entire world. As such, people have a lot of questions about these invasive little critters. And when people have pest questions, we here in the home and commercial pest control industry have answers. Like all pests, when it comes to mice, knowing what you’re dealing with can really help with prevention and control. So, without further ado, here are the answers to your most commonly asked mouse questions.
Can Mice Climb?
You may not be able to tell by looking at them, but mice are adept climbers. Mice are capable of climbing almost any surface that has enough texture for their feet to grip. In fact, a mouse is capable of climbing up to 13” up a smooth vertical wall. In addition to this, mice can jump up to a foot. This means there is almost no place in your home a mouse cannot get to.
Can Mice See In The Dark?
While mice are adept climbers, their night vision is not so great. So, no, mice are not capable of seeing in the dark. Rodents, in general, have very poor vision. However, this doesn’t mean they aren’t formidable pests. Mice infestations should never be taken lightly.
What Attracts Mice Into A House?
Several factors attract mice into a home. Primarily, these are access to food, water, and shelter. Therefore, things like leaving food out, not wiping up spills, the improper storage of trash, and the presence of leaky pipes could all be contributing factors to attracting mice into a home.
What Steps Can I Take To Keep Mice Out Of My Home?
When it comes to keeping mice out of your home, your primary goals should be to take away any factors that are attracting mice inside in the first place, as well as sealing off any possible entry points. To accomplish these, you should:
Store all food in air-tight containers or in the refrigerator.
Wipe up any spills from floors or countertops immediately.
Refrain from stacking dirty dishes in the sink for long periods of time.
Pick up any uneaten pet food.
Take out the trash regularly.
Store trash in containers with tight-fitting lids.
Fill in any holes around the exterior of your home.
Fill in holes in the foundation of your home.
If you can accomplish these preventative measures, you should be able to greatly reduce your odds of having to deal with a mouse infestation in your home.
Does One Mouse Mean An Infestation?
If you spot a single mouse inside of your home, it does not necessarily mean there is an infestation. However, mice are social creatures who, more often than not, invade in large numbers. As such, one mouse generally means there is a mouse infestation in your home. For this reason, if you spot a single mouse in your home, you should treat it as if it were an infestation, no matter what.
How Do I Get Rid Of Mice?
If you do find yourself dealing with a mouse infestation, contact the home pest control professionals here at Pickett Pest Control right away. Rather than relying on traditional mouse traps, which aren’t really all that effective when it comes to addressing entire infestations, let the trained pest experts here at Pickett Pest Control take care of it for you. Our pest technicians possess both the experience and expertise needed to effectively eliminate any mouse infestation with which you are dealing. Furthermore, we will work with you to better protect your home from any future infestations. If you have questions, we have the answers. Give us a call today.