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Why You Should Call The Pros About Rodents In Your Orange County Home


Rodents and humans have lived together for hundreds of years. Rodents are quite opportunistic housemates, as they are in constant search of food, water, and shelter, and humans like to live quite comfortably, creating ideal environments for many different kinds of rodents. In Orange County, it is common to see rodents, and one that homeowners often encounter is the house mouse. Pacific Shore Pest Control is here to help keep mice out of your Orange County home. Read on and learn about why house micecan be a very dangerous pest.  

House Mice Are A Big Problem 

While mice may appear cute at first sight, they are far from cuddly friendly creatures. House mice are a common pest to find around Orange County, as they are completely dependent upon humans for their survival. House mice are constantly looking for ways to get into homes, steal food, and set themselves up for a very comfortable life. 

House mice are quite destructive to property and homes. Despite being quite small, they can chew through almost anything. This includes insulation, wiring, and other materials that make up your home. House mice need to chew to keep their sharp incisors from overgrowing, and will constantly look for new material to get their teeth on. House mice will find a spot that they get comfortable in, then set up a nest and start to breed. This can lead to a large number of mice in your home in a very short amount of time.  

House Mice Spread Disease 

Along with being destructive to homes and personal property, house mice are known for spreading disease. Diseases mice carry include bubonic plague, hantavirus, and salmonellosis, among other diseases. They can also trigger allergies and asthma flare-ups in some folks. mice will contaminate food as well as other areas of your home.  

What To Know About House Mice  

  • House mice are some of the smallest rodents; they can get to about 4 inches long. 
  • House mice often have tails that can also reach about 4 inches. 
  • House mice are brown or gray, with pink feet and noses. Ears may also appear pink. House mice tend to have a lighter-colored underside. 
  • House mice can fit through an incredibly small hole, roughly the size of a pencil eraser. 
  • Regularly inspecting homes for small holes and openings, and then sealing these off can prevent the entry of house mice. 
  • Keep food in sealed airtight containers. 
  • Always keep kitchen areas and pantries clean. 
  • Keep garbage cans clean, covered, and use liners if possible. 
  • Do not ignore seeing one mouse on your property. Where there is one, there are more, and you're going to want to get in contact with a pest control professional for mouse control as soon as possible. 

Preventing And Trapping House Mice  

Preventing and trapping house mice on your own is possible, however, it is quite tricky and may cause great stress. While setting out a few traps may catch some mice, house mice are communal creatures. They usually have large colonies hidden in walls and other areas, so catching a few is not going to deter the whole population. House mice can become aggressive if scared and may bite someone who invades what they see as their territory. 

Call In The Professionals At Pacific Shore Pest Control If You Suspect House Mice  

If you suspect a problem with house mice in your Orange County home, the best thing to do is to contact a pest control professional like the team at Pacific Shore Pest Control. Our team is experienced and trained to take on even the most persistent of house mice populations. Do not risk exposing yourself or your family to the risk of disease, and do not allow house mice to destroy your home. Contact Pacific Shore Pest Control at the first sign of a house mouse problem. We are here to help you with professional mouse control services. 


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