What To Do About House Mice You Find Inside Your Bay Area Home

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Different people react differently to the appearance of a mouse. There are some who are like, "Oh, no…I don't think so," and they quickly get on the phone with Bay Area pest control. On the other side of the spectrum are those who shrug and think, "It's just one little mouse - no big deal." Then, of course, there is everyone in between.

We don't know what your tolerance is for mice, but we hope to provide you with some important mouse-related information today that will give you a proper perspective and help you protect your health and property from the harmful impact of a mouse infestation. We'll be covering what problems mice present, how to detect mouse activity, how to get rid of mice naturally, and the safest way to eliminate mice in your Bay Area home. How does that sound? Great! Let's get into it.

The Problems Mice Can Cause In Your Bay Area Home

If you see one little mouse, it is unlikely that you only have that one little mouse in your home. Mice reproduce quickly and they survive quite well inside structures. As these tiny rodents move through your home, here are a few ways they will impact your life:

  • Mice chew on many things. They can damage building materials, insulation, stored items, and more. They also chew on wires, which creates a fire hazard. It is not good to have mice chewing on wires in your home.
  • Mice can be very dirty animals. When they get into kitchens, pantries, and other sensitive zones of your home, they can contaminant surfaces, dishes, silverware, food, and more.
  • Mice leave droppings in many places. When left in air vents or sensitive zones, droppings can dry and become air particulates. This can lead to respiratory illness and other health issues.
  • Mice carry ticks and fleas. These tiny bugs are known to carry diseases that impact human health.

There are many more examples we could give, but you get the point. It is best to keep mice out of your house. It only takes one little mouse to create a big problem.

Signs Of Mice In Your Bay Area Home

Mice can impact your life whether you detect them in your home or you don't. House mice leave many signs for you. We've mentioned a few already.

  • While it is certainly bad to have mice chewing on wires, there are many things mice chew on that can help you detect their presence in your home. Look for holes in food packages. Get down low and look for dime-sized holes in baseboard or sheetrock. Inspect your attic for holes in cardboard storage boxes.
  • While it is definitely bad to have mice leaving droppings around your house, those droppings are a clear sign of activity. Look for them sprinkled on insulation, behind appliances, under furniture, in the backs of kitchen draws, at the backs of pantry shelves, and in cabinets under sinks.
  • While it is no fun getting sick from mouse-related illnesses, ongoing illness in your home could let you know that you have a mouse problem.

Natural Ways To Keep Mice Away From Your Bay Area Home

There are natural ways to keep mice out of your house and get rid of mice naturally. You might think that mouse traps will be the first tip on our list. We're sorry to say that it won't be. While many Bay Area residents turn to traps as a natural solution, there are actually better ways residents can eliminate mice.

  • Manage trash. Keep trash in covered receptacles and keep receptacles free of odors.
  • Store pantry and kitchen foods in sealed plastic containers. This seals smells inside and keeps mice from getting into your food.
  • Clean shelves, counters, and floors.
  • Clean furniture, or consider making a rule that you only eat in the kitchen or dining room.
  • Put pet food down only during meals and never overnight. Mice are nocturnal animals.
  • Address all plumbing issues, particularly leaky faucets and showerheads. While mice can get the water they need from the foods they eat, this step is still important.

Did you notice a theme? If you want to eliminate mice, remove food and water options. This could make mice find another place to live. A mouse eats 15 to 20 times a day and prefers to live close to food sources.

The Safest Way To Eliminate Mice In Your Bay Area Home

If you want to get rid of mice as quickly as possible and you live in the Bay Area, the safest way to eliminate mice is to contact Bay Pest Solution for effective rodent control services. At Bay Pest Solution, we use advanced technologies and trusted control methods to make sure no rodents remain after all treatment programs. Reach out to us to learn more about residential pest control or to schedule service.

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