How To Keep Mice Out of Your Pensacola, FL Home

house mice in a tree

Pests can really make your home life in Pensacola a nightmare. Few species can reasonably be called innocent. Most are very destructive, with both buildings and belongings. They also present a bevy of health concerns, as they can scratch, bite, or sting people. Moreover, they often are covered with illness-causing germs. In some cases, disease transmission is a possibility. Insects and creatures that procreate quickly, like mice, bring much turmoil in particular. 

Unfortunately, the threat of mice is constant. You could end up needing to go to the hospital or having to fix up your abode. These animals are tough to control for several reasons, so it’s wise to learn all you can learn about management. EnSec can support your efforts.

How Do Mice Behave? What Are the Risks?

As you might imagine from their name, house mice are the most prevalent in domiciles. While their stomachs are light hue, their fur is either black, gray, or brown. Their bodies are 7 inches long, but that doesn’t stop them from getting through holes ½ of an inch in diameter. If they struggle at all, they’ll use their teeth to stretch a space. Dark low-traffic zones with a touch of humidity are where they’ll go indoors. Structural voids, basements, and cabinets are all examples. Preparation for house mice is especially needed for properties close to wooded or grassy areas.

Mice have sharp teeth that never cease to grow. These creatures will chew on anything to file their fangs. Typically, cables,  walls, and piping are targets. You can expect to have to do major repairs around your home. With time, you may have to shell out the dollars to recover from electrical fires or shortages, cosmetic injury, and/or plumbing complications. On the medical side, you’ll have to worry about you or a loved one catching salmonella, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, hantavirus, or another condition. Mice taint food and surfaces they contact because they have parasites and microbes in their hairs. Their saliva and waste contain bacteria as well. Before they violate your place, they’ve collected germs from gutters, streets, dumpsters, and similar nasty settings. 

Infestation signs are as follows:

  • Finding rod-like pellets with blunted ends
  • Discovering footprints with four front toes and five back toes
  • Hearing squeaking and scratching noises
  • Noticing bite marks on cords and foundations
  • Consistently smelling foul odors 

What Can Be Done to Prevent Mice?

To keep mice away, you have to stick with preventative measures. Remember, it isn't tough for vermin to get into buildings. They’ll get to reproducing in volume almost immediately. Caring for your interiors, structure, and lawn with detail is essential. Perform these tasks:

  • Get rid of clutter.
  • Thoroughly clean your kitchen and wash dishes on a routine basis.    
  • Sweep, mop, and vacuum frequently.
  • Put food and garbage in canisters with airtight lids. Don’t forget about pet meals.
  • Have moisture breakdowns and leaks fixed as soon as possible.
  • Patch up gaps in foundations, doors, windows, and utilities. Use steel wool versus plastic or rubber.
  • Flush out your vents, drains, and gutters regularly.
  • Distance plants from the property by at least two feet.
  • Mow the grass and trim greenery often.

How Will EnSec Handle Mice?

Retail traps and pesticides for mice are deficient in several areas. Chief among them is that they aren’t intended to tackle an infestation, and they can be hazardous to use. Instructions might be complicated, leading to misapplication and chemical exposure. Besides, the average person won’t be able to access rodent hiding pockets. The experienced technicians at EnSec won’t have that problem. They will use safe, industrial-grade treatments for both interior and exterior. Recurring visits are available. Call today for a free estimate!