Mice are a small rodent species and common household pest in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin. The house mouse has sharp front incisors, a long pointed snout, a long skinny tail, and large rounded ears. Mice constantly chew on hard objects in order to keep their teeth from overgrowing. They are usually grayish-brown in color and 3 to 4 inches in length. Mice have poor eyesight and rely on their long whiskers to sense their surroundings. Mice primarily feed on grains, berries, insects, and plants.
Why Do I Have Them?
A mouse only needs a dime-sized opening to gain entry into a building. Mice are in your home looking for food, water, and shelter. Bird feeders, gardens, compost piles, and garbage cans will attract mice to your property. While mice can enter homes any time of the year, they are significantly more problematic in autumn when looking for a warm, safe place to overwinter. Once inside, mice will live in wall voids, crawl spaces, cabinets, and attics.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Mice are very problematic when they invade your home or business. They are filthy pests that contaminate food with urine and feces. Mice are also known to spread diseases like salmonella and dysentery. Often, you will not even see the mouse but rather evidence left behind, such as droppings, gnaw marks, or grease marks. A mouse can also cause major structural damage and potential electrical fires from their chewing. If not controlled immediately, a small problem can soon turn into a full-blown mouse infestation due to their rapid reproduction.
Treatment & Control
How Do I Get Rid of Mice?
Mice are a difficult pest to eliminate from your house. Our pest management professionals conduct thorough inspections and use highly effective mouse removal and exclusion methods to properly manage rodent problems. Since every home is different, our technician will create a customized action plan for your situation.
Mice are a common pest in Wisconsin. Our rodent control and exclusion services will protect your home and business year-round against mice. No contracts are required. If you notice any signs of rodents, contact our expert pest exterminators. We are ready to help you!
Preventing mice from invading your home and business can be a difficult task; however, you can take a few steps to help stop them. Remove bird feeders from your property. Store food in the kitchen in sealed containers. Trim back vegetation around the exterior of your house. Relocate any woodpiles or compost piles at least 10-15 feet away from your home. Make sure that garbage cans have secure lids on them.