How Mice Get Into Greensboro, NC Homes  

December 9, 2020

Pests are not innocent until proven guilty. Most will waste no time being destructive or harmful. Whether it’s the structure of your Greensboro home, or your personal belongings, they have to take something down, it’s as if they can’t survive unless they do. Even if your property goes untouched, they might assault you or cause you to be sick. Many insects and creatures are filthy, and can sting or bite. It only makes matters worse that several species are capable of multiplying at the speed of light. Mice might be the most distressing to confront, because they have all these characteristics. No one would be eager to read about mice, but doing so will give you tools to prevent them. These animals are reliant on human beings for their water, food, and shelter, so they’re always looking to invade your space. Being prolific creatures, they come and breed in droves. Find out how you can get ahead of their invasions with Go-Forth Pest Control. 

a mouse in a cupboard

Where Do Mice Come From? What Are the Risks?

With house mice, the name says it all. This species is known for entering human dwellings. They are about 7 inches long and these vermin are covered by short black, gray, or brown fur. Their stomach is usually of a lighter shade. Being very flexible, they can crawl through an opening that’s only ½ of an inch around in diameter. Cabinets, structural voids, basements are some of their favorite places to run to. The reason is that it’s dark and quiet. Also, those locations have the moisture and humidity levels they flourish in. If your land is close to a grassy pasture or woody zone, be ready for house mice.

The dangers of mice are multi-layered. First, they chew on everything to cut their mounting teeth down; including foundations and cords. As you might imagine, their chewing activities could end in expensive cosmetic repairs, and electrical shortages or fires. Second, they carry parasites and bacteria that can foster disease in humans, such as lymphocytic choriomeningitis, salmonella, and hantavirus. It’s in their body hairs, urine, feces, and saliva. Moreover, these rodents fester in unsanitary conditions, for example, trash cans and sewers. Consequently, your food and surfaces can be contaminated with these pests around. Major signs of infestation are:

  • Seeing rod-like feces with blunted tips

  • Finding footprints with five back toes and four front toes

  • Hearing scratching or squeaking behind walls

  • Noticing teeth marks on wires and walls 

  • Smelling persistent, foul odors around the house

What Are Ways to Prevent Mice?

In order to reduce the chances of a mouse issue, you’ll have to be stringent about your cleaning practices and exterior maintenance. This is to keep from inadvertently providing a suitable environment for these creatures. Perform these tasks regularly: 

  • Cut down on clutter 

  • Completely clean your kitchen and pantries and wash dishes and a routine basis 

  • Frequently vacuum, sweep, and mop 

  • Put food and trash in secured containers with tight lids including pet food

  • Repair leaks and problems as soon as possible 

  • Seal gaps in windows, doors and foundations, as mice can’t chew through steel wool, but they can  rubber and plastic. 

  • Filter out drains and gutters often 

  • Trim grass and greenery, and sit plants a few feet away

How Will Go-Forth Pest Control Exterminate Mice?

Don’t waste your money with retail products and traps for mice. Most of these options have low effectiveness and will only kill individual vermin. You won’t be able to stop or control an infestation that way. Just contact us at Go-Forth Pest Control for assistance! Our affordable services are comprehensive, and include lawn solutions. Our advanced treatments will be applied by skilled technicians. Call us today at Go-Forth Pest Control for a free quote! 

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