Rodents such as mice are found all over the United States. In fact, 21 million homes are invaded by mice every winter, and according to the National Pest Management Association, nearly ⅓ of Americans have had a problem with rodents invading their homes before.
Rodents usually seek shelter and food during the fall and winter months. Although they can still cause problems during warmer weather as well, depending on the type of mouse. Having a mice problem, whether in a residential or commercial setting can pose a big threat for health concerns and your property. Mice are known to chew through wires, drywall, nest in insulation and more. Not to mention most carry diseases that can be harmful to children and the elderly. If you spot a mouse in your house, Scout Pest Control specializes in rodent control and can take care of the problem correctly and quickly.
Here are a few different types of mice to look out for:
Deer mice are found all over the United States. They typically don’t cause problems for residential buildings, and choose to take up setting in barns, fences, log piles, or other outdoor places. However, they can wander inside your home if they are on the hunt for food. You can tell deer mice by their unique bicolored tail that is typically half brown and half white.
The house mouse is another mouse that can be found just about anywhere in the United States. They tend to nest in dark, secluded areas. They can also jump very high, up to a foot in height. These mice tend to cause a lot of damage to residential properties because they chew through materials such as drywall, insulation, and electrical wires. They also can carry salmonella and a variety of other dangerous diseases.
House mice like to hide amongst clutter inside your home, and gain access to any food not stored in rodent proof containers. To prevent them, make sure all storage areas are organized and free of too much clutter and be sure to store food in airtight containers to prevent them from gaining entry.
Norway rats are similar to the other species above because they can be found in a variety of places in the United States. They tend to nest in piles of garbage and are known to be nocturnal. They typically will enter your home during the colder winter months in search of food. Basements and crawl spaces and attics are where they likely will seek shelter, but have been known to be found all around the home. They are known to gnaw through pipes, wire, and plastic.
These types of rats can carry very serious diseases that can be fatal to a human. These include cowpox, jaundice, rat-bite fever, and the plague. If you notice rat droppings, grease marks, scratch or gnaw marks, and compromised food containers, then you could have an infestation on your hands that could quickly get out of control.
If you’re looking for a trusted rodent control and pest control company in Madison, Huntsville or surrounding areas, contact Scout Pest Control!