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The Key To Keeping Mice Outside Your Spring Branch Home Where They Belong

April 15, 2023 - Mice

Over time, mouse infestations have become all too common in Spring Branch. They inhabit our properties and ultimately move into our homes. It makes sense. Mice can fit through a hole no larger than a dime, and your house represents everything they're looking for, a warm shelter to build a nest, multiply and find food.

Unfortunately, along with mice comes expensive property damage and the introduction of easily spread diseases. Due to their pervasive nature, ability to multiply quickly, and the dangers they present, our approach to pest control in Spring Branch includes top-notch mouse elimination. This blog will help you understand what seeing a single mouse means, why you should aim to have no mice in your home, and some DIY ways to help remediate a mouse problem.

Is Seeing A Mouse In My Spring Branch Home A Bad Sign?

While a single mouse does not necessarily mean that you have a mouse infestation today, it is never a good sign. It means the mouse found its way into your home and that you are unaware of small access points in your home's exterior. Once a mouse gets in, it communicates its findings to other mice, and soon you could be staring down at a colony of mice in the attic or crawl space. At that point, when nests and colonies appear, mice are readily able to multiply. In fact, a female mouse can have ten litters per year, each producing over ten pups – that's over 100 offspring from just one female. The bottom line is that mouse problems do not go away on their own. If not addressed, they get worse over time. That's why if you see a single mouse, don't risk it. Call the professionals today.

Why You Don't Want Mice Hanging Around Your Property

Your home is most likely your single largest investment, and your family is your number one priority. The truth of the matter is that a mouse problem risks both of those things that you hold so dear. 

Because their teeth constantly grow, mice in Spring Branch are always looking for something to chew. They may go for wood in your home, which could affect framing, furniture, and cabinets. Due to how plentiful electrical wiring in your home is, mice often go after that. This can cause house fires, which can have devastating effects.

In addition to property damage, mice carry dozens of diseases, including, but not limited to, hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia, and lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM). 

Mice are no laughing matter. It is much more expensive, not to mention dangerous, to repair the damage they cause if the problems are left untreated than it is to prevent them.

Natural Ways To Keep Mice Away From Your Home

Thankfully, there are things that you, as the homeowner, can do to make your house less attractive and penetrable to mice. Keeping your property clean by trimming hedges, removing fallen branches, and cleaning out gutters helps remove would-be mouse nests from settling near your home. Any cracks in your home's exterior or tears in window screens are like leaving the front doors wide open. Repairing these gaps and crevices also goes a long way in mouse prevention. As far as the inside of your home goes, keep all food (including pet food) in airtight containers, clean spills quickly, and take out the trash regularly. While nothing is perfect, these best practices reduce the likelihood of a mouse problem in your Spring Branch home.

The Most Effective Rodent Control For Your Home

Preventative practices are a key component of proper home pest control. However, if you have a mouse problem, you need more help than you can muster on your own. Call the home pest control professionals at Hill Country Pest Solutions today to exterminate mice effectively. Our company has been locally owned and operated since 1987. We know the best ways to trap mice and repel mice from your home, and we have the expertise needed to make a mouse infestation a thing of the past for you, your family, and your Spring Branch home. Call us now for a free estimate.

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