Preventing Mice In Denver: How To Effectively Combat These Pests

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Mice might look cute and cuddly, and they might make good cartoon protagonists, but they make lousy roommates. Mice in your home can cause all kinds of problems, including property damage and health risks. That's why you should never overlook mouse control in Denver. Beeline Pest Control is here to protect you and your property from these destructive and potentially dangerous rodents.

How To Tell If It's Mice In Your Home

Mouse control is tough, partly because mouse identification is a lot harder than you might think. Most people think that if they have a mouse infestation in their home, they will know it right away. However, mice are clever, and they are also nocturnal. This means they are smart enough to stay out of your way, and they're most active when you're asleep 

You'll have to look for other signs of a mouse infestation besides seeing live mice. Fortunately, mice are not very good at disguising clues of their presence. Look for signs like:

  • Stolen or damaged pantry foods
  • Gnawing damage to hard surfaces
  • Pellet-shaped feces
  • Scurrying sounds inside walls
  • Unusual pet behavior
  • Nests in tight, low-traffic spaces

If you start seeing these signs, it is likely that you have a mouse infestation.

The Diseases Spread By Mice

House mice don't look as big or as scary as rats, so many people think they are not as harmful. However, mice can spread virtually every disease that rats carry. They can infect you with pathogens that cause:

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Salmonellosis
  • Typhus

Not only can mice infect you with diseases that they themselves carry, but they can also introduce other disease-ridden pests onto your property. Wild mice are covered in fleas and ticks, which carry their own diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Mice can introduce breeding populations of these pests onto your property just by living there. 

Why Is It So Hard To Get Rid Of Mice?

Once you have an infestation, it can be nearly impossible to get rid of mice. This is partly due to the fact that mice can breed incredibly fast and partly due to the inefficacy of store-bought products. Things like snap traps and glue boards can only eliminate one mouse at a time. 

When you're talking about animals that can have several litters a year, one at a time just isn't good enough. This is why it is normally necessary to call in professional pest control experts when you have a mouse infestation. 

Professional-grade products and trained pest experts are much more effective against whole infestations of mice. So don't waste your time with ineffective products that are not going to control the problem. Give Beeline Pest Control a call to eliminate your mouse infestation today. 

Proactive Tips To Prevent Mice In Your Home

Even though you’re unlikely to get rid of mice on your own once you have them, there are plenty of things you can do on your own before you get a mouse infestation to make your home less attractive to them and therefore less likely to end up infested. Take measures like:

  • Seal cracks and holes in your home's exterior.
  • Store pantry foods in airtight containers.
  • Cover all indoor and outdoor garbage cans at all times.
  • Never leave pet foods or pet bowls sitting out.

Taking these measures can help prevent mice from invading your home in the first place, but if you wind up needing mouse removal services anyway, don't hesitate to contact Beeline Pest Control. Our pest experts can help you kick the mice out of your house and take your property back for good!

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