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Quick Facts About Mice

A mice or rodent infestation can seriously compromise your health and safety, and should swiftly be handled by an experienced mice exterminator serving San Jose. Mice breed quickly, and can cause extensive damage to the structure of your home. Here are some quick facts about mice that can help you identify a rodent infestation, perform effective mice proofing throughout your home, and recognize when mice extermination is necessary.

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How to Recognize a Rodent Infestation

Mice can remain out of sight for long periods of time, allowing them to nest, breed, and cause a lot of damage to your home. They particularly like to live in small, warm, dark areas, such as inside walls, cabinets, and in attics or basements. You can identify a rodent infestation by checking for the telltale signs that mice leave behind when eating or building nests. You may notice that boxes or bags of food have been gnawed through, or that food you have left out on counters has been eaten. You will see rodent droppings and urine in corners, along baseboards, in drawers, or in cabinets. Wooden structures, upholstery, bedding, clothing, and insulation will show signs of chewing and tearing. You can also look for footprints and tail marks in dusty surfaces.

How to Mouse-Proof Your Home

Mice can enter through very tiny cracks and holes in your home. A mouse exterminator or rodent control expert can give you advice on mice proofing your home to prevent a rodent infestation. This may include sealing up cracks and holes, or covering them with thick canvas or mesh wiring. You should also avoid leaving food out that may attract mice, or letting clutter build up in or around your home.

When to Call a Mice Exterminator

You should contact an experienced mice exterminator at the first signs of a rodent infestation. Mouse droppings and urine carry pathogens, bacteria, and disease that can contribute to serious health problem. Their fur can also exacerbate allergies and respiratory problems. They also cause structural damage and electrical damage that can make your home unsafe to inhabit.