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What Mice Are Looking For In Lake Worth

July 26, 2018

Mice Love Warmth

Oftentimes, a summer rodent infestation is actually just a fall infestation becoming more noticeable. When temperatures drop, mice become highly motivated to find a place to stay warm. If these rodents chose to hide in your home last winter, they may have done so without you realizing. If the mice invading your home have established themselves in a warm location near your kitchen or pantry, they wouldn't need to scratch and scurry their way down from your attic and through your bedroom walls which would alert you of their presence. However, as their populations inside your home grow, there is a greater chance that you will begin hearing these timid and quiet creatures moving around.

mouse in pantry

Mice Look For Hiding Places

Our homes, and sometimes our yards, offer shelter for mice. Many other animals such as birds and snakes prey on mice, which is reason enough for them to head indoors. Inside your home, they can hide away in tight spaces that offer protection from predators. Mice thrive in cluttered homes; if your home has lots of clutter, these pests will feel safe to come away from walls and scurry around your home freely.

Mice Search For Food

While mice can find many food sources in nature, they are drawn to the food inside homes because it is easier and safer for them to acquire on a regular basis. Why wouldn't they love living with us?

Problems Mice Cause

When mice get into our homes, they can create many issues. These rodents can spread harmful bacteria to stored foods, food preparation surfaces, dishes, and silverware as well as spread allergens in air ducts and on surfaces. Mice also damage building materials and can cause a house fire if they chew through live wires. Rodents can allow other pests to gain access to your home as well; mice carry fleas, ticks, and other parasites on their bodies into your home when they invade and will also chew holes in order to get inside a home, creating an entry for a wide range of other household pests to utilize. Due to these reasons and more, it is important to take measures to prevent these pests from invading your home.

At Nozzle Nolen Pest Control, we protect Lake Worth homes as well as homes throughout our South Florida service area with industry-leading rodent control products and methods. If you have questions, or you'd like to schedule a home evaluation, we're here to help! Contact us at Nozzle Nolen today or click here for more information on our rodent control options!


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