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What’s Attracting Mice To My Property?

September 19, 2018

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Mice can sometimes be very cute, especially in cartoons, but in real life, they are disgusting little rodents that have no place inside your home. However, you might, unknowingly, be inviting them to your property.

Mice will be attracted to your yard and property if there are piles of junk, debris, or wood where they can seek shelter from the weather and predators. This includes bushes or overgrown vegetation close to your home. From here, it is only a matter of time before they find an entry point into your home, where they may have easy access to food and water sources. Mice can gain entry through a hole as small as a dime, damaged screens, vents, or cracks in your foundation and exterior walls. If they find a tiny hole, they can scratch, chew, and gnaw until the hole is big enough to squeeze through.

Once mice have entered your home, they run amuck spreading germs and bacteria that can make people and pets sick. Once mice have gone through the trash, with decaying organic matter, they won’t hesitate to run through your house, get into your kitchen and pantry, and walk across your counters spreading bacteria. They can also introduce fleas, ticks, mites, and lice to your home, as well as spread illness and damage property with their feces and urine. But, worse than that, they can gnaw on electrical wires or plumbing pipes, which can cause fire or flooding in certain circumstances.

Some DIY methods can help get rid of some of the mice in your home, and perhaps give you some relief, but those methods can’t guarantee complete eradication. And what’s to stop other mice from invading your home? This is why professional pest control is so important for homeowners who want the complete eradication of mice and other pests from their homes.

Have you seen signs of mice in your home, or heard them scurrying around in your attic and walls? If so, it is important to act right away to avoid illness and damage that they can cause. If you are looking for complete control that is EPA-approved and uses the most advanced techniques and products, look no further than Moyer Pest Control. Contact us for more information on rodent control. We guarantee your home will be mouse-free and help you to prevent an infestation in the future.

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