How To Get Rid Of Mice On Your Austin Property


February 14, 2022

Did you know that mice are one of the most prevalent home-invading pests in Austin? And, they aren’t just a problem here either. Mice, as well as rats, are two of the most common pest problems throughout the country, and this all has to do with how rodents have adapted to live alongside us. Both mice and rats have learned over the centuries that living near humans provides them both shelter and easy access to food and water, so they can be found pretty much anywhere that people are.

a house mouse crawling in a yard

Guide To The House Mouse

While there are many different species of mice found throughout the world, the house mouse is the species that most commonly get inside homes and buildings in Austin. These small mice are a brownish-grey color and have long, thin tails and large ears and eyes in proportion to their size. They also have triangular-shaped faces, which can help you identify mice over rats that have a blunter face shape.
 
Because they’ve gotten so used to living in proximity with people, these mice are rather dependent on us, which is a big problem for property owners. Mice might be tiny, but they can cause both property damage and health problems.

The Problems Mice Bring To Your Austin Home

 The problems with mice are two-fold. First of all, they have a need to constantly gnaw on things in order to keep their ever-growing teeth from getting too big for their mouths. Because of this, they will chew through all kinds of materials, including electrical wires and plumbing. This means you could end up spending a lot of money to fix the damage and also deal with potential safety risks.
 
However, the even bigger concern with house mice is that they pose health risks. In fact, even their fur, droppings, and urine can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks and potentially lead to long-term respiratory issues. On top of this, mice can spread illnesses such as salmonellosis, and they also often have fleas.

The Best Way To Handle Mouse Infestations

Once mice make their way inside of a building, it’s nearly possible to remove the entire infestation without professional assistance. This is because mice can reproduce so quickly that their numbers grow exponentially. So, while traps can eliminate some of the mice, they won’t remove the entire infestation.

The safest and most effective way to remove a mouse infestation is by contacting the professionals at Ready Pest Solutions. We offer reliable and responsive residential and commercial pest control services. Just contact us today to get your quote!

Preventing Future Infestations With Roberts Termite & Pest Control

If you aren’t already dealing with a mouse or rodent infestation, it’s the perfect time to take steps to prevent them in the future. While mice can be difficult to keep out, seeing as they can fit through holes the size of a dime, you can still reduce the likelihood of an infestation by following these steps:

  • Cleaning up food crumbs and drink spills right away. Also, keep any kitchen or food prep areas cleaned.
  • Keeping lids on all garbage cans and taking out the trash often.
  • Sealing up any cracks or holes in the walls and foundation with a combination of steel wool and wire mesh.
  • Addressing humidity issues by using dehumidifiers and fixing leaky plumbing.

But, the most effective way to prevent rodent infestations is to contact Roberts Termite & Pest Control for preventive pest control help. Reach out to us today to learn more about our rodent control options. 

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