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5 Tips for Controlling Mice in your Cordova Home

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The sight of a mouse scurrying across the floor in your Cordova home can cause uneasy feelings. Not only are mice unwelcomed guests because of their destructive nature, but they can also pose a health hazard to your family. Unfortunately, when you see one mouse, there could be a dozen or more hiding in your walls. Therefore, AAA Termite & Pest Control shares on the blog today five tips for controlling mice in your Cordova home so that you can have peace of mind and protect your family’s health.

Mice are small, grey, or light brown rodents with a tan belly that measures about two and a half to three and a half inches long. These rodents are typically found across the U.S. and are a pest that many homeowners experience. However, mice can multiply quickly, leading to an infestation in a short time. Also, mice can adapt rapidly to their environment for survival.

For mice, finding an entry to your home is easy when small cracks or holes exist. Any small spaces where they can slink around pipe or vent entry points can invite a mouse. According to our professional pest control technicians in Cordova, they can also sneak in through a poorly sealed window or door. Once they find warmth, shelter, food, and water, they nest, causing significant damage as they chew through electrical wires, sheetrock, and insulation. Mice that are successful in chewing through wiring can cause an immediate fire danger and place your home and family at risk for harm.

Mice also can bring pests and diseases into your home. For example, ticks, fleas, and lice can hitch a ride on a mouse, which could spread to humans or pets. Mice control requires a trustworthy pest control company in Cordova. With careful examination and various treatment options, we can help control the rodent and pest population in your home. But there are some steps homeowners can take to reduce the occurrence of rodents, as well as other pests.

Here are five tips to keep mice out of your Cordova home:

  1. Seal exterior openings – Thoroughly examine your home’s exterior for entry points. Look carefully around pipes, vents, doors, and windows for small spaces where pests or rodents can enter your home. Then, use a quality sealant to fill or cover the holes to prevent invasion.
  2. Seal your food – Food is the main component for mice to survive. Therefore, ensure all food containers seal tightly, remove trash regularly, and clean countertops and floors to prevent an easy meal.
  3. Seal your trash – Open trash bins inside or outside your home are an invitation for rodents and pests. Be sure to close trash bags and place a lid on the trash can to keep mice at bay.
  4. Set up traps – Mouse traps can help catch unsuspecting mice for easy removal. Strategically placing traps throughout the house can help capture mice that aren’t in one particular room. However, mouse traps are only helpful if placed in the right areas. Place traps behind furniture, along baseboards, or inside closets, where mice tend to scurry and hide. Just be sure to place them out of reach from children and pets. Also, we recommend checking traps daily so that you can remove the dead mouse before it decomposes.
  5. Invest in a cat – Cats are notorious for hunting and catching mice. Adopting a cat can help minimize your unwanted mouse guests. However, some cats have a mouse fear and may not react as you intend towards the mice.

Rodent Control in Cordova and Memphis, Tennessee

Mice in your home can cause unpleasant feelings and may cause worry about your family’s health and wellbeing. So when you see one mouse, it’s time to protect your home from possible infestation and potential health concerns. Feel free to contact our Cordova pest control specialists at AAA Termite & Pest Control to schedule an evaluation and treatment by calling (901) 737-7378 or contact us online.