Why Can't I Keep Mice Out of My Home In The Los Angeles Area

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If you have mice in your Los Angeles home, there is a good chance they are common house mice. This species is the most common home-invading rodent. The following traits can identify it:

  • Small, round body
  • 5 ½ to 7 inches long, including the tail
  • Light brown to dark gray fur
  • Long and skinny tail, covered in a layer of velvety fur
  • Pointed muzzle with whiskers
  • Small black eyes
  • Large ears

Not only are house mice the most common home-invading rodents, but they are among the most familiar pests too. Because of this, residents of Los Angeles and surrounding areas should know how dangerous this pest is, why they are hard to get rid of, and what experts can do to help.

House Mice Are Dangerous

There are several reasons why rodents like house mice are dangerous critters to have to live in your home. These reasons are:

  • They spread diseases including, but not limited to, Lassa fever, leptospirosis, salmonellosis, hantavirus, and plague.
  • They leave behind feces and saliva that can make people sick.
  • They contaminate food and surfaces.
  • They can trigger allergies and asthma.
  • They can carry fleas, mites, and ticks, which lead to other health concerns like Lyme disease.
  • They cause damage to the structure of a property and personal belongings.

Rodents have incisors, which never stop growing. To keep their teeth from overgrowing, rodents will chew on just about anything, including food packaging, furniture, wood, metal, drywall, and insulation, among other materials. They can also cause fire and flood hazards because of their chewing, putting everyone in your home at more risk.

House Mice Are Hard To Get Rid Of

Mice are as stubborn as pests come. This intelligent and opportunistic pest is both challenging to get rid of and to keep out. It is nearly impossible to remove this pest from your home altogether if you are not trained to do so.

While store-bought traps and baits will help reduce their numbers, they won't eliminate an entire infestation. Mice are prolific, reproducing quickly in any space they infest, so for every mouse you see, there may be several more hiding. They can also slip through holes the size of a dime, which makes keeping them out difficult.

Trying to get rid of mice on your own will only cause you more stress and result in more time and money spent. You can control this from happening when you turn to expert pest control from the start.

Total House Mice Control

For total mouse and rodent control, contact the professionals at Excel Pest Management. We offer specialty services for rodents as they are challenging pests to get rid of. The first thing we do when identify what species has infested your home. This is important as certain species require different treatments.

Once we know the rodent we are dealing with, we look for entry points and seal them to remove access to your home. For control, we will strategically place traps in areas where they will be most effective.

To best protect your Los Angeles home against house mice and other rodents, it is best to schedule regular services to maintain traps and bait stations. You can have a rodent-free home with our ongoing assistance and use of SmartSolutions Integrated Pest Management Program.

Give us a call today at Excel Pest Management to learn more about our rodent control services and how we can help you with house mice or other pests.