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Effective Mouse Control: How To Get Rid Of Mice Safely And Quickly In Your Austin Home

December 02, 2023

mouse sitting outside on the ground

We can all appreciate our warm, cozy homes as winter temperatures get colder. Unfortunately, this time of year, mice are also looking for a safe, comfortable location to spend the season, and our houses provide everything they need to survive and thrive. This article will explain how to achieve successful mouse control in Austin.

We’ll start by explaining more about these common rodents and reviewing the health risks and property damage they can cause. We’ll also provide practical strategies that can help you avoid another mouse problem in the future. Read on to learn how to get rid of these troublesome pests with the pros from EnviroGuard.

Introduction To Mice: Understanding This Common Rodent Species

Mice are commensal rodents, meaning they are comfortable living in our homes and consuming our food and water. While they prefer cereal and grains, they will eat just about anything people do. Mice can squeeze into a hole the size of a dime to get into your house, are excellent climbers, and can jump a foot high, so they can easily infest all areas of your home.

Mice breed rapidly, with females giving birth to half a dozen babies every three weeks. Those babies reach maturity in around four to seven weeks, so your small mouse infestation can quickly become a severe problem. Contact us today at EnviroGuard for assistance getting rid of these pests and preventing them from returning.

Why Mice Are A Problem: Health Risks And Property Damage

Mice in your home can cause significant problems, endangering your family’s health and property. Here are some of the risks that come with an infestation:

  • Mice can spread diseases like lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), tularemia, and leptospirosis.

  • They contaminate your food and surfaces with their waste, and inhaling the dust of dried mouse droppings can cause asthma flare-ups and allergies.

  • Mice in the walls can chew on wiring, creating a fire hazard and ruining insulation with their droppings and urine.

  • These rodents will gnaw on furniture, through drywall and cabinets, and chew on belongings.

The sooner you eliminate these pests, the safer everyone will be. Contact us today at EnviroGuard to learn more about how our services can help protect your family and home from the risks of mice.

Calling In The Pros: When To Hire Expert Mouse Exterminators

Calling a professional pest control company at the first signs of mice is the safest and most effective way to remove these rodents before they start multiplying. The pros at EnviroGuard have the tools and experience to help you eradicate these pests and keep them from coming back. Call today to learn more about our mouse extermination services or to get your free quote.

Preventing Mouse Encounters: Strategies For A Mouse-Free Home

Ensuring your home stays mouse-free can take effort, but it is well worth it. Here are some of our best mouse prevention strategies to avoid attracting mice and to keep them from getting inside:

  • Seal cracks on the exterior larger than 1/4” inch in diameter.

  • Keep shrubs and tree branches cut back away from the house.

  • Ensure your home and storage areas are kept clean and dry.

  • Reduce clutter, keep areas clear, and store boxes on shelves.

  • Keep food in air-tight containers, avoid storing pet food in the garage, and take the garbage out frequently.

The service professionals at EnviroGuard are here to help with mouse removal and prevention. Contact us today to get your free quote and get back to having a safe, rodent-free home.

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