Michigan Mice Control Company
Mice in Homes and Attics
Looking for Michigan mice removal services? Mice are some of the most sneaky unwanted visitors you may end up within your Michigan home. They are small, fast, and able to survive on scraps, and so you may end up with an infestation before you realize they have made themselves at home. When preventative measures fail, it is time to call in the professionals: and that is where we can help.
The most common types of mice
- The deer mouse
- The house mouse
- The white-footed mouse
All of these species are around 5 ½ to 71/2 inches long, including the tail, with the house mouse being the smallest.
Their colors can more easily identify them – the house mouse is grey-brown, and has a hairless tail which is at least as long as the body, if not longer. The deer mouse, on the other hand, has a tail less than half its body length and is s grayish or reddish brown color, with white undersides and feet. The white-footed mouse is almost identical to the deer mouse but will be slightly larger.
One of the critical problems with mice is how quickly they can reproduce. In the wild, a house mouse will have 5-10 litters per year, each of which contains 3-12 baby mice.
This speedy breeding can result in an infestation getting out of hand quickly.
Spotting a Mouse Infestation
Perhaps the easiest way to identify a mouse infestation is often actually seeing a mouse. These creatures are very secretive and usually nocturnal. Seeing a mouse in your house indicates that there is a large population, as the more protected and hidden spots to make a nest are already taken up by other adult mice.
The best place to look in in areas which are not usually disturbed – most mice will try to stay hidden by scurrying along close to walls in quieter areas with less human footfall. You may also notice tiny footprints or tracks in, particularly dusty locations.
Another key indicator that you have unwanted guests is droppings. These may be found where the mice live, the routes they travel, or wherever they stop to collect or eat food. Remove any droppings you see, and then reinspect at a later date; if the droppings are back, you have an active mouse population. It is always a good idea to use respiratory protection when removing droppings.
Mice In Walls
Check the walls, mice are naturally nest builders, and will seek a protected, hidden space to create their nests, such as wall voids or burrows. All of these are clear signs that they are busy making themselves at home. They also like to chew and gnaw their habitat; chewed debris such as food, paper or wood indicates the presence of a mice family. They will eat anything they can, so be on the watch for nibbled food packages!
Noise From Mice
One of the easiest ways to identify mice is through the noise – for such small animals, they can make a racket! You may hear them scurrying from one location to another, gnawing or scratching, or squeaking in the walls or attic spaces.
If you suspect you have a pest infestation, we can work with you to identify the source and clear the rodents, helping you to regain control of your home.
Methods of Pest Control For Mice
If your prevention methods have failed, it is time to call in the experts. We can provide you with an experienced pest management professional (or PMP) will do all of the hard work for you, and help to create an Integrated Pest Management Programme (IPM) to eliminate your rodent problem.
Our team will begin by identifying the pest. This helps with developing a targeted treatment plan which will be effective and efficient on the particular type of species – different techniques can be better for different species.
We will need to know whether the mice are found inside or outside the property, and the places they are finding food. This information helps us to target the treatment more precisely.
Each situation is different, and we pride ourselves in offering solutions for every scenario. Depending on your own needs, we will be able to recommend either chemical or non-chemical methods.
We would prefer to recommend non-chemical treatments wherever appropriate – these are as effective as their chemical counterparts, with the added benefit of fewer chemicals in and around your home.
Non-Chemical Rodent Removal Procedures
Non-chemical Mice Control Procedures
Sealing all points of entry. Mice are smart and will find any gaps, nooks, and crannies they can to sneak in. This can include chewing or gnawing gaps to make them more accessible.
We will begin by conducting a thorough check of your property, and sealing up any entrances larger than a ¼ inch with materials such as door sweeps, screens, heavy-duty sealants, and even steel – they will be unable to gnaw through these to gain access. Anything more substantial than a pen cap needs to be closed, as rodents will take any opportunity to wriggle in.
This method is considered the more effective long-term way to deal with rodent problems
Make your house unfriendly to mice. We will work with you to advise on sanitation measures to minimize any food or water which may be appealing, including any pet food or bird seed. Mice will eat anything and everything, and a seemingly small food source can sustain a mouse population.
We may advise small changes like washing up dishes immediately after use, putting leftovers in a secure place straight away, and storing food in glass or metal containers with sealed lids will make it harder for mice to smell the tasty treats and can help to discourage them.
As a third step, we will look to remove any hiding places. As we have discussed, mice are excellent hiders. They will use debris, vegetation, gaps in plaster, floorboards, and almost anything else to conceal their nests.
Chemical Procedures For Rodent Extermination
If non-chemical options prove ineffective, or we believe that the infestation is too extreme, we may decide to use synthetic alternatives designed to kill mice. This option includes chemical products, such as baits.
The most common technique is to place the bait in a rodent bait station which helps to protect the chemical from non-rodents or humans.
When using chemicals, safety is paramount. All of our pest control experts are specially trained to handle and distribute these materials, but it is critical to ensure that the bait is kept well away from non-rodents, such as domestic cats and dogs, children, and family members.
Don’t let unwanted visitors invade your house. Contact the professional mice removal services for a thorough evaluation and a clean sweep of the property, and rest assured that your furry friends are gone for good!
- Michigan Mice Control Company