Rodents in general contaminate food, water, and personal possessions and carry a high-risk of disease. Both through direct contact and through feces are what humans are exposed to when rodents are present. A long list of diseases including leptospirosis, hantavirus, salmonellosis, and tularemia are spread by rodents. By chewing through everything including wood, insulation, wiring, and plastic, and leading to structural damage and fire risk, making most rodents quite destructive. Inside walls, attics, crawlspaces, and basements, as well as some even burrow underneath plants and other structures is where rodents nest and breed. Though there are many rodents that causes problems in your San Antonio home or business, we at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to discuss the mice problems today.
Common Types of Mice
Around San Antonio, mice are an incredibly common rodent to see. Even just a 1/4-inch sized opening is enough, mice can squeeze into a home through a very tiny hole. Property owners should be aware of a few species. The most common mice likely to be invading San Antonio homes and businesses include house mice and deer mice.
House Mouse: Across the country and in San Antonio the house mouse is the most encountered mouse. They are a light gray with a cream-colored belly and have a rounded shape. From 2 to almost 4 inches long, house mice can be anywhere.
Deer Mouse: They often nest in places like hollow trees, piles of debris, fence posts, and more, as deer mice prefer to live outdoors. They may seek shelter inside homes, garages, outbuildings, and even parked cars in the colder months or if opportunity strikes, however. Ranging from about 5 to 8 inches long, deer mice are brown with white-colored feet and lighter underbellies and are slightly larger than house mice.
What Keeps Rodents Away from Your House?
1) Tiny, cracks, and holes openings inside and out of your property need to be sealed up.
2) Use liners in the trash bins to prevent leaks and keep the trash cans covered.
3) Both inside and outside, make sure food scraps are controlled.
4) Use airtight containers to store food.
5) Cover vents, cap chimneys, and other openings, also make sure doors and windows are closed or screened fully.
6) If you suspect a rodent problem, seek professional rodent control guidance.
You are likely to have a rodent problem at some point if in the event your home or property provides mice and rats with the resources they need to survive, such as food, water, and shelter and the ability to get to them. Once inside, rodents will take over, and as mentioned the smallest opening on the exterior of your structure may provide access inside. One mouse can quickly turn into a major infestation since they do not stop breeding once they are inside.
Rodent Inspections, Exclusion, Control, Removal, Management & More in Canyon Lake, Spring Branch, Bulverde, Timberwood Park, Leon Valley, Alamo Heights, New Braunfels, Selma, Live Oak, Converse, Universal City, Cibolo, Seguin, New Berlin, St Hedwig, Adkins, La Vernia, Elmendorf, Losoya, Von Ormy, Macdona & San Antonio, Texas
If you have a mouse infestation in your San Antonio, Texas home or business, contact A Five Star Termite & Pest Control and let us assist you with our quality rodent control services.