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Getting Rid Of Mice: What The Experts In Maine Want You To Know

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Mice are extremely controversial little creatures. Some people absolutely love these rodents because of their cute features and relatively friendly demeanors. Others absolutely hate them because of the way they invade homes and cause trouble indoors. We neither hate nor love these furry creatures. All we know is that they should not be allowed to roam freely inside local homes.

To help you control mice inside or around your Maine home, here are some things to consider today. For direct help dealing with an active problem with these pests, call our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions. We will find an option for mouse removal that will help you deal with these invasive creatures.

Understanding Mouse Behavior: Essential For Effective Control

Before we talk about mouse control and methods to prevent these pests, we think you should know more about these furry creatures. Let’s start with their teeth. Mice have strong and durable teeth that they use to chew holes through walls, food boxes, and other items and structures indoors. Mice are also dexterous and can sometimes climb the exterior of buildings to find entry points higher up.

To make things worse, these furry invaders are extremely intelligent. There are even videos of these pests triggering traps without injuring themselves just to feed on the bait. If you are looking to keep mice out of your home, you need to be smarter than they are. 

Health Risks Of Rodent Invasions: Protecting Your Family And Pets

One part of understanding mice in Maine is knowing what problems they cause. As you already know, these pests have sharp teeth. They use their teeth to chew holes through walls, tear out furniture stuffing, rip up insulation, sever electrical wires, damage utility piping, and cause tons of other damage indoors. Oftentimes these creatures will chew on things simply because they can.

They will also eat just about anything. All types of mice love to eat out of trash cans and will consume rotting or decomposing meats and produce. This doesn’t hurt them but might lead to a problem for your health. Besides spreading bacteria and pathogens indoors, mice also carry fleas and ticks. These smaller parasitic bugs carry their own harmful diseases. To help you avoid the problems mice bring into homes, here are some things to consider about prevention and control. 

Mouse Prevention: Eliminating Attractants And Sealing Entry Points

Although mice can chew through some materials, they cannot gnaw through concrete or thick doors and windows. Keeping this in mind, we recommend that you put some exclusion measures in place to keep these pests at bay. Here are some of the best exclusion and prevention methods to try today.

  • Repair damage to your doors and windows.
  • Seal your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Clean up messes indoors.
  • Address moisture problems.
  • Reduce clutter inside and around your home. 
  • Maintain your lawn and landscaping.

For additional help dealing with wild mice in Maine, bring in our team at Big Blue Bug Solutions for inspection and control services. 

Professional Mouse Control: The Most Effective Elimination Solution

There are lots of reasons for mice to invade your home. We are all about reducing these reasons.

If you are dealing with an active infection of these pests or are looking for a long-term solution to keep them out of your Maine home, we have what you need here. Reach out to Big Blue Bug Solutions to find out more about home pest control in Maine that can assist with rodents, our advanced offerings, and to find out why so many trust us with their pest control needs.