Wanted CT mouse exterminator!!! As we bundle up against the cool autumn chill we should remember that we’re not alone in our dislike of the cold—mice are looking to warm up too, and often in the warmth of your home. Here are a few things to keep in mind when treating for mice in your home—and things you should remember when you decide to call a professional pest control technician from Envirocare Pest Control.
1. There are two types of mice in Connecticut: the deer mouse and the house mouse.
There are two types of mice in Connecticut, the deer mouse and the house mouse. Both species of mice are found living in homes due to the abundance of food and shelter they find living amongst humans.
The deer mouse is notable because it can carry Hantavirus, a virus which can cause disease (and, in some cases, death) in humans. The deer mouse is brown with a white belly, a color pattern which resembles its namesake, the deer. The house mouse is entirely brown and is often kept as a pet. Unlike the deer mouse, the house mouse does not carry or transmit any disease to humans. Although the house mouse does not pose a threat to humans, it remains one of the most common pests in Connecticut homes.
2. When should I call pest control if I see evidence of mice in my home?
This is one of the most common questions I’ve been asked in my 18 years in the pest control industry. Most people will set mouse traps out if they suspect a mouse in their home. If you’ve set traps but are still having trouble with mice, it may be time to call a pest control professional.
3. A mouse can enter your home through a hole as small as a dime.
Mice are small but you probably don’t realize how small until you realize that they can enter your home through a hole as small as a dime. Mice seek the warm shelter of your home and often enter through an attic, basement, crawl space, or any other area they can access easily.
Many times homeowners will miss areas where mice are entering their home. Envirocare Pest Control’s professional technicians know where to look for mice—and often plugging these areas will eliminate mice from your home entirely.
4. A regular maintenance program can be the key to managing your rodent problem.
Most homeowners will set traps for mice but then forget to check them all regularly. This is why a CT mouse exterminator will recommend instituting a regular maintenance program which includes checking existing traps, setting new traps, adding bait traps and other methods of capture and adapting as we move along.
5. If you think you have enough mouse traps, get some more.
Our experience as a CT mouse exterminator tells us that most homeowners set 1 or 2 traps for mice in their house. A proper mice pest control method will include at least 10-20 snap traps in addition to other treatment methods as warranted. As a homeowner, if you think you have enough traps, you probably should get more. If you find that your traps are ineffective, give us a call.
6. Professionals can keep keep children and pets safe by locking bait in special tamper resistant stations.
Only a Ct mouse exterminator has the ability to set bait in special tamper resistant stations which ensure that children and pets cannot tamper with or access the bait traps in your home. This keeps your children and pets safe.
7. A rodent infestation also causes hidden damage. A professional can clean it up.
A rodent infestation in your home can cause hidden damage such as soiled insulation in your attic walls. Our pest control technicians know what to look for and where to look and complete a thorough inspection to ensure that your home is free of pests and the damage they cause.
If you suspect that you have mice in your home it may be time to a CT mouse exterminator. Envirocare Pest Control has been helping homeowners get rid of mice since 1997. Call today 1-888-879-6481.