Answering the Most Commonly Asked Questions About Mice In Omaha

House mouse crawling in a cupboard.

Rodents such as mice, rats, and voles are among the common pests that infiltrate homes and businesses in the Omaha region. Rodents are mammals known for their overgrown front teeth (incisors) that cause these pests to constantly chew on things, which is particularly troublesome when it involves wiring and materials found within your property. 

The common house mouse (Mus musculus) is a very adaptable creature that is found in most urban, suburban, and rural settings. Mice often travel through trash, have exposure to parasites, and spread leptospirosis, tularemia, salmonellosis, and various other undesirable conditions. 

Can Mice Climb And Jump?

Mice have difficulty climbing very smooth surfaces, which is seen when most bucket traps are used. However, they can climb their way up most types of wood, drywall, brick, stucco, or rock. Also, mice are often capable of jumping roughly one foot from a floor onto a flat surface. 

Do Mice See In The Dark?    

Mice are born blind, but their eyes open within several weeks. Overall, mice have poor eyesight and are unable to see in the dark. Mice are well equipped to compensate for poor vision with their excellent sense of smell and ability to use their whiskers to navigate their way along walls and other surfaces.  

What Attracts Mice Indoors?

As the weather cools during the fall months, mice will detect the warmth within a structure and seek out entry points. Food is among the most likely things to attract mice, as they are opportunistic scavengers that will eat most of what humans consume, including fruits, nuts, grains, and many pet foods. 
Mice are attracted to cluttered areas that allow them to burrow and nest. Some of the common places where mice are found include storage boxes and firewood piles, particularly when positioned on the floor and against a wall. 

How Can I Prevent Mice Intrusions?  

Some of the best practices for preventing mice include: 

  • Closely inspect the structure’s exterior near the foundation for any cracks that have developed that may allow access and fill them by applying a durable caulk or sealant.
  • Look for any gaps around the seals of windows and exterior doors and apply weatherstripping and door sweeps as needed.
  • Remove clutter from the areas adjacent to the structure and trim back shrubs and other vegetation.
  • Limit potential exterior food sources that attract rodents, including fallen fruits and birdfeeders, and place trash bags in outdoor containers with lids.

Should I Contact A Professional Pest Controller? 

Far too many property owners attempt do-it-yourself treatment options sold by online retailers and in local home improvement stores that are cleverly marketed as being a quick and easy solution for eliminating rodents. Unfortunately, many of these products, including traps, baiting systems, and granular formulas, prove ineffective and simply result in further frustration. Meanwhile, these pests continue to reproduce, contaminate food and surfaces, and potentially create property damage. 
The best course of action, when you detect pests, is to consult with a licensed professional who has the knowledge and equipment to safely and effectively expel them. 

Leading Provider Of Pest Control Solutions In Omaha

In addition to mice and other rodents, the team of experienced professionals with Beeline Pest Control has been assisting home and business owners in this local area who are struggling with bed bugs, termites, stinging insects, and a host of other troublesome pests. Part of our success is attributed to a firm commitment to delivering the highest-quality customer service and always standing behind the performance of our work with a satisfaction guarantee. Contact us to schedule an onsite consultation today.

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