How Do I Get Rid Of Mice In My Pasadena Home?

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Mice are a common problem for Pasadena residents. These sneaky rodents may be small, but they don't let that stop them from causing big problems for you and your family. If you think you might have mice in your home, Accutech Pest Management is here to help. We have been providing customized pest control in Pasadena for years and know the steps to take to eliminate these rodents from your house for good. 

What Do Mice Look Like?

Mice are small and destructive rodents. In Maryland, you will most likely encounter two different types of mice in your home. While all of the mice in this area look similar, they all have distinctive characteristics that help them stand out from the crowd. 

The common house mouse is one of the most common types of rodents that people in Pasadena find in their homes. Their body is usually about two and a half inches long with brownish-gray fur. They also have pointed noses, large ears, and a tail that is about three inches long. 

The second common mouse in the area is the deer mouse. This mouse gets its name from the color of its coat, which is about the same color as the coat of a deer. This mouse is larger than the house mouse. When fully grown, the deer mouse can measure up to eight inches. The deer mouse has brown or dark-brown fur on its back and creamy-white fur on its abdomen, legs, and feet.

Both of these mice are extremely athletic. They can crawl, climb, and jump on various objects to get from point A to point B. 

How Dangerous Is It To Have Mice In My House?

Mice can cause a lot of damage to your house in a short amount of time. They can get into some of the most hard-to-reach places in your home. Most of the time, mice use the space between your walls for nesting and to travel throughout the house. While there, they will chew up insulation and electrical wiring, causing the need for costly repairs and creating potential fire hazards. 

Mice are also unclean rodents known to spread a wide range of diseases. Some of the illnesses that you can catch from having mice in your home include:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV)
  • Tularemia

You don't have to come into direct contact with mice in your home in order to catch these dangerous illnesses. The most common way they transmit diseases to you is when you inadvertently touch mouse urine or droppings. 

Why Do I Have Mice In My House?

Mice will come into your home looking for food and water. During the winter, they'll try to enter your home to escape the frigid outdoor temperatures. Some of the things that you can do to deter mice from coming into your house include the following:

  • Keep a tight lid on your outdoor trash cans, and keep the cans as far away from your home as possible. 
  • Check your home for any leaky pipes and fix them as soon as possible.
  • Keep all food, including pet food, in airtight containers.
  • Seal up any gaps or cracks around your home.

Mice don't need a large entrance to your home. Some mice can fit into gaps that are only about a quarter-inch wide.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mice?

The best way to get rid of mice quickly in your Pasadena home is to call a professional. At Accutech Pest Management, we have over 25 years of experience dealing with the common mice found in this area. Call us today to get rid of the mice in your home for good. 

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