Let's Talk About House Mice In Omaha

House mouse outdoors on a tree branch.

Have you ever walked into a room, turned on the lights, and there was a group of people shouting, "Surprise, happy birthday!"? Or, do you remember as a child getting a gift, like a new bicycle, that was a surprise? Most of the time, we like surprises as long as they are pleasant, but if they are not, that is a different story. For example, if you get out of bed, go into the bathroom, and see a mouse run for cover, that is not good! Finding mice is not the dream of any homeowner. 

If mice are in your house, you need the Omaha pest control services of Beeline Pest Control. Since 2009, we have removed mice from homes with safe and effective methods. Please continue to read to learn the signs of a mice infestation and what you can do to keep mice away.

Signs Of Mice In Your Omaha Home

House mice are nocturnal creatures; unless you sit still in a room at night, you may not see a mouse venture out from its hiding place. Although mice in Omaha may be tucked away during the day, they leave indicators that they are in your house like the following:

  • Droppings
  • Tracks
  • Food particles
  • Urine stains
  • Odor
  • Runways
  • Gnaw marks
  • Smear marks

Look for these signs of mice along walls in your kitchen, laundry room, pantry, basement, and attic. 

Why You Don't Want Mice Hanging Around Your Property

You do not want mice in your house because of the diseases mice carry. When mice forage for food in garbage cans or sewage, their oily fur attracts bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms. When the mice travel back to their nest inside a wall, under an appliance, or in a dark corner of the attic or basement, disease-causing pathogens fall off and contaminate surfaces. 

Mice pollute household surfaces with their rod-shaped pellet feces and urine. Because mice are rodents, they constantly gnaw on objects to trim their incisor teeth spreading infected saliva on food products and surfaces. Diseases mice transmit are leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), tularemia, salmonellosis, and more. 

Factors That Attract Rodents To Your Property

A mice infestation in the house begins with mice attracted to your Omaha property. Mice enter your property when they have located shelter, food, and water. When a mouse finds this combination, it alerts other mice, and soon you have mice in the backyard.

Now that winter has begun, and you suddenly have mice in your house, they moved from your yard into your home to escape the cold and found food, water, and shelter. Indoor food sources like open indoor garbage containers, accessible pantry food products, exposed pet food, indoor leaking pipes, accessible drains, or dark, humid areas entice mice to overwinter in the house. 

Natural Mouse Prevention Tips For Omaha Homes

To discourage mice from entering your property, we recommend the following: 

  • Remove wood, leaf piles, and old tree stumps 
  • Repair outdoor leaking faucets
  • Cover compost piles and garbage containers
  • Store pet food in closed containers
  • Remove pet waste from the yard
  • Keep the grass mowed and clear dense vegetation
  • Seal cracks in the foundation and along the roof line
  • Prune shrubs and trees away from the house

The best way to get rid of mice is through the mice control services from Beeline Pest Control. When we inspect your house, we will determine mice infestation locations, likely nesting areas, and entry points. Next, we apply a repellant around the house to deter new mice from entering the house. To remove existing mice, we strategically place bait stations throughout the home. Our goal is to provide you with a one-time solution to your mice problem.

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