This Is Why Mice Keep Finding Their Way Into Your Las Vegas Home

a house mouse crawling inside a home at night

When you think about mice, your first thought may be about the fun guy in costume from the theme park up in California. In truth, you should think about the house mouse, which is one of the most common home-invading pests in America.

The common house mouse is typically a shade of gray to light brown with a cream-colored belly. They grow to around 4 inches long with tails of equal length. They are easily distinguishable by their hairy ears and pointed muzzles.

As cute as these pests can look with their little noses and whiskers, they can be dangerous. They can spread a variety of diseases, including hantavirus and the bubonic plague. Mice can also be a vector for other dangerous pests, including fleas, ticks, and lice. If that isn’t bad enough, they can also destroy your home and put it at risk for floods and fires by chewing through pipes and live electrical wires.

To learn more about these dangerous pests and what you can do to keep mice out of your Las Vegas home, contact us today. 

What Attracts Mice?

Mice are a very resourceful and adaptable pest. They will enter your Las Vegas home in search of food, water, and shelter, and there isn’t much that will stand in their way. They can contort their bodies to fit through even the smallest holes. All it takes for mice to slip into your home is a hole the size of a dime.

Even if you think your home is secure, mice won’t hesitate to gnaw their way in. They can chew through many of the materials that are used to make your home, including wood, drywall, insulation, wallpaper, and even concrete. This can make keeping these pests out of your home a serious challenge.

Keeping Mice Out

As quickly as a mouse infestation can grow, the best way to keep these pests under control is to keep them out of your home in the first place. This can be easier said than done. Mice are clever pests, skilled at sneaking their way into places they don’t belong.

There are some steps you can take to keep mice out of your home. These steps include:

  • Seal up any cracks or crevices in your home that are larger than a dime and wider than a pencil.
  • Use screens made of mouse-proof material to cover holes like chimneys and vents.
  • Keep your home free of clutter.
  • Use door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Keep firewood stored at least 20 feet from your home.
  • Trim shrubs and bushes away from your home’s exterior.

For help developing a plan to keep mice out of your home, call us today.

The Best Way To Deal With An Infestation

If you do find yourself facing a mouse infestation, the best thing you can do is get professional help. Sure, there are plenty of DIY mouse control products available, some of which will effectively trap a mouse or two. But even if you are successful in catching a few mice, you aren’t doing anything to eliminate the infestation.

Instead of wasting your time with DIY mouse control products that don’t really work, call us at Anderson Pest Control and let one of our trained technicians help. We can quickly get to the heart of your mouse infestation. We will also identify areas where mice may be getting into your home and help you take steps to fix those areas, so you and your family can rest and relax without worrying about mice in your home.