Mice In Phoenix
The house mouse is a highly successful mammal and has been labeled a “mammalian weed” because it is so widely distributed on the planet, adapting to many different environments and pest control techniques. Call Anteater Exterminating, Inc. for the kind of mouse or rodent control service that will take care of your problem for good. The mouse can infest many areas within buildings and live in close proximity to people due to its small size and secretive behaviors. Under conducive environmental conditions, the house mouse is a prolific breeder.
Over time, urban areas containing fragmented food and harbor-age sites may contain hundreds and even thousands of mice depending on the local conditions. Indoor populations of mice have relatively short home ranges, with nests contracted in many different structural locations. The house mouse is unpredictable and erratic in its feeding behaviors but tends to be an opportunist on most human foods which makes it important to contact an exterminator in order to keep your families food safe and clean. Why call a mouse exterminator in Phoenix? One female can have 60 offspring in her life. Before her life is over her offspring can have 270 offspring. That’s 330 offspring, from one mouse!
Mice Nesting In Your Home
A rodent’s nest provides a place for resting, birthing, rearing the young, grooming off dirt and ectoparasites, and for protection from the elements, predators, and other mice. A good nest and nest location is necessary for survival and can be difficult to find without the assistance of a mouse extermination technician. The female mouse spends much time and energy collecting nesting materials and constructing nests. Nest- building activity in the female is especially pronounced just prior to her giving birth and prior to the onset of cold weather. Because of its small size, the house mouse can nest in many different structural nooks and crannies inside buildings, as well as within many different types of stationary items and objects. In this regard, the mouse has an advantage over the larger rat and can prove difficult to an inexperienced rodent exterminator. Mice have been discovered nesting within the shell of a hollowed-out hard roll inside of bakeries (after first consuming the bread).
It is to the rodent’s advantage to locate its nest in warm areas close to food and water inside buildings. Many different structural and appliance voids can accommodate rodents in this nesting. As premier mouse exterminators, we find mice in many hidden locations of your Phoenix home. Mice are often found nesting in the voids of stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators. Or they nest in the bases of cabinets or wall voids near these appliances. These are important points to keep in mind during mouse control inspections.
Just like with most other pests, mice require three things; food, water and shelter. If you take these away they won’t want to live in your home. Keeping your garage cans sealed as best you can. Mice have a sense of smell that is four times what humans have. Removing clutter is another big factor in keeping mice away. If there is already a structure that the mice don’t have to build, that’s a win for them. So keeping your yard clear of old appliances or big piles of wood or brush. And regularly check and clean out your shed.
Now that you’ve taken care of the outside let’s talk about the inside of your home. Blocking off entry points is going to really help you out. Pick up some copper wool from the store and stuff little bits into any small holes and crevices. Mice can’t chew through copper and it won’t rust like steel wool will. For larger areas you can block those off with mesh screens. And just like you sealed up your garbage, you need to do the same thing for your food. A major thing that most people miss is their pets food. Not sealing up your pets food can be the one thing that keeps the mice coming. If you have a mouse problem don’t use the endless feeders until the problem is resolved.
Customized Mouse Control Methods
When controlling mice, our and expert mouse exterminators in Phoenix utilizes an integrated pest control approach. The environment, the sanitation, the harborage, and the access are all critical elements during extermination. Placement of traps or stations should be done in all areas of known activity. The rodent control devices must be placed correctly to be effective. Often mouse control trap installation requires access so some appliances or storage items may need to be moved. To be proactive, control systems can be installed. The stations or traps can be located in a manner that will prevent mice from ever infesting a property. All stations must be anchored, secured shut and maintained on a regular basis. mouse extermination devices can consist of bait stations, tension traps, curiosity traps, glue boards, or a combination of them.
Mechanical exclusion can also help prevent mice infestations. Mice can enter a home through any opening the size of a dime! The cracks or holes should be located and sealed with a sturdy material. When doing a rodent control intensive, the Anteater Exterminating Inc. pest control technicians in Phoenix will install all needed rodent control devices and provide a plan to follow up as needed. Our technicians can also provide you with a written proposal to address any needed mechanical exclusion work. Get rid of mice. Call us today.