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What are mice?

Mice can adapt and live quite successfully in both natural and man-made habitats. Wherever there is food or shelter, these rodents can make a home. Mice have a round or oval body covered in a light brown or gray fur. Their belly is usually lighter in color. You can also identify house mice by the droppings they leave behind, which look similar to black or brown pieces of rice. Mice are a type of rodent, and like all rodents have front incisors that are not only sharp but continuously grow and need to be worn down by constantly chewing on things.

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Are mice dangerous?

Mice are responsible for spreading numerous bacteria and pathogens that make people sick. They spread disease by direct contact onto surfaces by running across food, counters, drawers, furniture, clothing, and other objects. They are not only dangerous pests but destructive pests because they will chew through wires, pipes, drywall, insulations, and more. They will also damage personal belongings like clothing, books, pictures, and papers. 

Why do I have a mouse problem?

Mice are nocturnal and are mosty active at night while we are sleeping. They can become a problem in any home or yard that offers them food or shelter. Mice have a fast metabolism and have to eat their body weight in food each day, meaning they are on a constant search for food and won’t pass up an easy meal. Hungry mice forage for food in trash cans, compost piles, pet food, gardens, and bird feeders — all things that most residential yards have. 

Where will I find mice?

Though nobody wants to find them in their home, house mice do, unfortunately, find their way indoors regularly. Once inside, they live in kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and attics. They love to hide behind wall voids, large appliances, and other out of the way spots. Mice do not hibernate and are active year-round. They will enter into our homes at any time of year if they feel their outdoor environment is unsuitable. Many infestations with mice begin in the late fall when they are searching for a safe, warm place to spend the winter. 

How do I get rid of mice?

Getting rid of mice from your yard, home, or business is best left up to a professional. The professionals here at Amco Pest Solutions will provide you with the year-round solutions needed to get rid of mice and prevent them from returning. Whether you are looking to get rid of a current infestation or avoid future problems with mice, our family owned and operated company is here to help.

Our professionals are committed to providing the pest control services needed to help home and business owners keep their properties free of mice and other common pests.

Amco Pest Solutions provides residential pest control and commercial pest control services throughout New Jersey, the five boroughs of New York, and South Florida. Reach out today to learn more about our effective mouse control solutions!

How can I prevent mice in the future?

To make your property less attractive to mice, whether you live in New Jersey, New York, or South Florida, use the following, easy to execute, prevention tips:

  • Stop mice from being able to nibble their way into your home by using steel wool to seal spaces around wires and pipes entering into your house. 
  • Inspect your home’s exterior walls and foundation and seal up any gaps you find.
  • Limit their access to yummy food by keeping lids on trash cans, compost bins, and storing pet food in metal containers.
  • Inside keep hungry mice from finding food by regularly vacuuming and cleaning up spills.
  • Mice love to dine on bird seed. Remove bird feeders from your property. 
  • Remove water sources by fixing leaky pipes and fixtures. 
  • Get rid of hiding spots in your yard by cutting back shrubs and removing woodpiles, fallen trees, and brush piles. 
 

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