The Ultimate Guide To Mouse Removal: Keep Your Santa Clarita Home Safe And Clean

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If rodents find their way into your home, you have a problem that you shouldn’t ignore. Even though these rodents have small bodies, they are able to cause a lot of damage to your home. In fact, they actually use their small size as a way to crawl behind your walls and other hard-to-reach areas, which allows them to be even more destructive.

At Excel Pest Management, we understand just how serious a mouse infestation can be. Our Santa Clarita mouse exterminators have been battling these pesky rodents for years, and we know the best way to keep mice away from your property.

Identifying The Common Mouse: Differentiating Mice From Other Rodents

Mice are one of the most common types of rodents that our mouse exterminators deal with. However, some homeowners have had to battle roof rats and Norway rats as well. While many people get mice and rats confused, they each have several distinguishing features that help to make them easily identifiable.

Mice are typically much smaller than rats. While a mouse only measures around five inches long from its nose to its tail, a rat can measure around 18 inches long, tail included. Mice also tend to have more pointed muzzles and rounder bodies.

Mice and rats also have different behaviors. While both types of rodents will go to great lengths to stay away from humans, rats are bolder and less skittish and are likely to come out in the open from time to time. A mouse, however, will quickly scurry away as soon as it sees you.

Why Mice Are A Problem: Health Risks And Property Damage

Mice have sharp teeth that continue to grow for their entire lives. In order to keep the growth of their teeth in check, these cunning rodents will chew on just about anything that they can get their teeth on. Throughout the years, our mice exterminators have seen the extensive damage that these rodents can cause to your home and personal property. We have seen mice chew holes through walls, furniture, and cabinets. We have even seen mice chew on the electrical wires in a house, which could lead to a power outage.

Mice are also known carriers of several diseases. If they leave their droppings or urine at your home, you could be at risk for contracting a variety of illnesses, including salmonellosis, leptospirosis, and tularemia. While it is rare for a mouse to bite a person, they are capable of biting if they feel threatened.

The Importance Of Prompt Mouse Removal: Call Us Right Away!

Mice are social animals and will often live in large groups. They are also known to reproduce rapidly and can have several babies at a time. The more severe the infestation, the more difficult it is to eliminate.

If you want to get rid of the mice quickly and reduce the amount of damage to your home, contact a professional mice removal team if you see a mouse in your home. Excel Pest Management is here to assist you.

Preventative Measures For Mice: Keep Them Out Before They Get In

Mice have a flexible skeleton that can squeeze through spaces that are smaller than their heads. If you want to prevent mice from coming to your home, our mice control experts recommend doing the following:

  • Use door sweeps and weather stripping to block any openings
  • Use caulking to seal up gaps and cracks.
  • Keep a metal mesh screen over exterior vents.
  • Avoid leaving food out in the open and keep it in sealed containers.

Having your home regularly inspected by a professional can help ensure that once we remove the mice, they don’t return. Give the experienced Santa Clarita mouse removal experts with Excel Pest Management a call today to get your customized mouse control plan.