Rodent Proof Your Home For The Fall and Winter Months | MN Rodent Prevention

Rodent and Mouse Control MN

The Most Common Small Rodents are Found within the Structures, Mainly in Fall and Winter Season

Mice and rats are referred to as Rodents (from the Latin rodere meaning ‘to gnaw need’) their need to gnaw constantly is necessary to control the size of their incisor (front) teeth. Mice can chew through anything softer than their teeth. Mice teeth can grow up to 5 inches a year. They often turn their destructive instincts to pipe work, structural building materials, electrical cables, thus they are the number causes of structure fires. Mice are prolific breeders, producing six to ten litters continuously throughout the year.

Mice are nocturnal creatures and are rarely seen by the homeowner. When only a few mice are present in the home you might notice some droppings or hear then at night. After the mice start multiplying, they begin to get notices running across floor areas late at night. If you see house mice in the daytime, it is an indication of a large mouse infestation.

The greatest economic loss from mice is not due to how much they eat, but what must be thrown out because of damage or contamination. Food, clothes, furniture, books and many other household items are contaminate by their droppings and urines, or damaged by their gnawing. House mice gnaw through electrical wiring causing fires and failure of freezers, clothes dryers and other appliances. In homes, besides fire, the real damage or harm by mice is contamination. Rodents are also the vectors of human disease, they are incontinent and consequently foul wherever they travel, their droppings and fur will contaminate food preparation surfaces and food items. Mice also spree disease such as salmonellosi, rickerrsialpox and lymphocytic choriomeningitis and exposure to mice feces can cause asthma in humans.

How can I tell if I have Mice in the House?

Rodent Droppings and footprint Chart

The most obvious indicators of their presence are droppings, (1/8 to 1/4 inch long, dark and pointed at both ends), sounds of them running, gnawing or squeaking, or damage to stores food or materials for nesting. Don’t be surprised if your pets paw and walls and cabinets where mice are hiding. Cats will stare at walls for extended periods when they hear rodents moving within. You may find mouse droppings in various areas of your kitchen cabinets or under the counter. Look for dried urine in pots and pans, Watch for mice droppings in storage areas like garages and basements, especially along the wall edges in the corners.

You might not see the mice, but you can probably hear them after dark, as mice are often more active at night. Nests are usually made of materials like bits of cloth or shredded paper. You can also check got mouse tracks by dusting suspected areas with a light coating of unscented talcum powder or mason’s chalk dust. Wait a day or so then shine a flashlight across the area. If you notice small tracks in the powder, then you’ll know that mice have been there.

How Can MN Pest Control Help Get Rid Of My Mouse Problem?

Minnesota Pest Control specialty is the removal of house mice from attics, walls crawlspaces, ceilings, sheds, porches and other hard to reach locations through special mouse trapping techniques, mouse repellents, mouse poisons and use of fiber-optic and infrared cameras.

If a mouse has already died under or in your home, porch or business, professional mouse trappers offer Home repair and removal service and can also help clear odors caused by dead mice.

Once Mice become a problem they can be extremely hard to get rid of. If in a home for a good period of time, a large amount of mice may be living in your attic, foundation or walls without home owners being aware of their presents or damage that is being done. Also, as said earlier they can live off almost nothing. Hiring a Minnesota Animal Management Company is your best bet in getting rid if these rodents once and for all. The professionals have well established techniques and are well experiences in dealing with these pests. Not only will the Pro’s control the animal’s population in your home, they will also ensure they will not come back through proper sealing and guarding of entry points.

Hiring a MN Pest Control Expert also guarantees everyone’s safety and that the job is done correctly.

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