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How to Get Rid of Mice in North Palm Beach

January 31, 2018


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You can ask just about anyone in North Palm Beach, if you stay long enough, you'll get used to the heat. Well, mice are masters at adapting to their surroundings, and with warm weather pretty much year round, they get along just fine. Of course with any extremes mice, like most creatures, will seek out a shelter that tends to be out of the elements, has access to necessities like food and water, and is suitable for nesting. They may even enjoy a little air conditioning, which will help them conserve water. Sadly, while they do so, they leave quite a path of destruction in their wake, and keeping ahead of a mouse infestation can save you a lot of time and money. 

A mouse’s teeth grow continuously, they will do a lot of gnawing to keep them short. As mice tear through your home, chewing on things like insulation, wires, and wood, they create potential hazards and dismantle the integrity and security of your home. Mice really are not picky chewers, and in addition to your home being at risk, your belongings like luggage, stored boxes, and clothes could also see damage. Mice are also linked to several diseases that can be extremely harmful to humans. As mice explore, crossing over countertops, through pantries, behind and under appliances, and over close contact items like dishes and furniture, they leave droppings and urine. With these come pathogens and germs, any of which could present a number illnesses. On top of everything, mice don’t always come alone. They are commonly infested with ticks and fleas, and can introduce other pest infestations to your home upon their entry. Fleas and ticks will transfer onto pets and people, sometimes unknowingly, presenting an entirely new problem. Ticks alone are known to carry several diseases. 

When trying to eradicate a mouse problem, it’s important to take care all of mice present quickly and completely, as a mouse’s rapid rate of reproduction and uncanny ability to find hard to reach places for their nests can quickly cause a return of your troubles. Getting rid of mice can be pretty tough, and usually calling in professional help is your best bet, but there are some tips you can try to help keep mice from being interested in your home.

  • Always clean up food and drink spills immediately and thoroughly 

  • Seal cracks and holes in foundations

  • Close up openings around doors and windows

  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed back from the house

  • Keep outdoor trash stored securely using a tight-fitting lid if possible

  • Keep food stored in sealed containers and never left out in the open

  • Try and alleviate water sources such as leaky pipes or standing water in basements or gutters

Regardless of your hard work and effort, it's possible that a mouse could still try to get comfortable, and if it does, although it’s not the end of the world, you will want to take care of it sooner rather than later. Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions focuses on both the interior and exterior of your home, employing proven techniques to both eradicate mice as well as prevent them in the future. By combining rodent monitoring systems, trapping, preventative maintenance, and professional knowledge, we take every step to reassure that rodents won’t be an ongoing issue. While we are at it we will also make sure to clean up and remove rodent feces, sterilizing the area as well as replacing any contaminated insulation along the way. If you have questions or are wondering if rodent control is right for you, call Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions today and request a free inspection! May this year be a year free of pests and full of sunshine!




 

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