There are two different types of mice that you are likely to find in and around your Colorado property; they are the house mouse and the deer mouse. While both types of mice are similarly sized (2.5 to 4 inches long, not including the tail), they have different coloring. The house mouse has smooth fur that is usually dusty-gray, brown-gray or gray above and light gray on their bellies. Their tails are uniformly dark and semi-naked. The deer mouse is bi-colored, ranging in color from pale gray to deep reddish brown on top and white underneath. Their tail is about half the length of their head and body length and covered with short hairs.
ARE MICE DANGEROUS?
Although mice don’t appear to be dangerous, they can pose a serious health hazard to you, your pets and to your home.
Mice spread serious diseases through their droppings as well as spread parasites that they carry in their fur.
They chew on drywall, wood and even electrical wires, which can be the cause of electrical fires in your home.
They contaminate insulation with their droppings and urine.
Mice destroy personal possessions, especially in storage areas.
SO WHY DO I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH MICE?
Mice enter homes and businesses to find food, water and shelter. They only need a hole or a crack the diameter of a dime, so even the tiniest entry point can allow these pests into your home. Mouse infestations can get out of hand quickly. A single pair of mice can lead to a major rodent problem. Did we mention they are prolific breeders with a short gestation period?
HOW DO YOU GET RID OF MICE?
To get rid of mice you must eliminate the conditions that attract them in the first place. Sealing possible entry points and removing access to food and water sources may help deter these pests. Prevention is important but the best way to completely get rid of mice is to contact the rodent control professionals at EnviroPest. Click here to learn more about our recommended treatment for these pests.
IS THE TREATMENT SAFE?
The treatment for eliminating rodents from your home is safe for your family and your pets. We strive to use proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions whenever possible. This reduces or eliminates the use of traditional pest control chemicals around your home.
HOW SOON CAN YOU GET HERE?
We take mice issues very seriously and are committed to helping as soon as possible. In most cases, we can respond the same or very next day.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PEST CONTROL SERVICE COST?
Click here to learn more about the cost of rodent control services.
HOW CAN I PREVENT A PROBLEM WITH MICE IN THE FUTURE?
Preventing rodents can be a challenge, but it isn’t impossible. Sealing entry points, eliminating food sources as well as potential areas for harborage can help reduce your chances of playing host to house mice and deer mice in Colorado. The best way to be sure that your home will remain rodent-free is to enlist the services of the Colorado pest control professionals at EnviroPest.