Though smaller in size than rats, and often regarded as being cute, mice are some of the most potentially troublesome and prolific pests in both the Waco area, and indeed the entire world. They are most commonly found in residential areas, and once they’ve found a place to nest, the damage they can do is often extensive and costly to repair.
Once they build their nests inside your home, mice do not stray far from them. This allows them to quickly recognize any new additions in the vicinity – including any traps or poisons put out to catch them. This makes removing mice very difficult for the DIY homeowner, but the experts here at Critter Control® of Waco have the tools and experience to effectively handle any mouse infestation.
The Dangers of Mice
Our homes provide everything that a mouse needs to survive and thrive: food, shelter, warmth, and a nesting area to reproduce. Their small size allows them to squeeze through openings as small as ¼”, making them difficult to track and find. From there they are able to reproduce quickly. A handful of mice can reproduce into hundreds before you even know it.
Additionally, mice are happy to eat just about anything they can get their paws on – including the food from your kitchen. Anything dropped on the floor, or crumbs that are left uncleaned are sure to attract unwanted attention. It is not uncommon to find bite marks on food containers or cupboard doors, and any packaging found like that should be disposed of immediately to avoid risking contraction of a dangerous infectious disease.
Let Us Help
Critter Control® of Waco has a wealth of experience in dealing with all sorts of mice problems, from small problems to massive infestations. A mouse in your home can quickly go from a minor inconvenience to a nightmare, so addressing the problem at the first sign is critical. They may be small, but mice can do big damage. Call Critter Control® of Waco today with any questions about mice, or to schedule your home inspection.