Mice Can Bring More Than Just A Headache To Your New Haven Home

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There is a huge difference between pet mice and pest mice. Pet mice are kept in a clean environment, fed healthy food, and not allowed to roam throughout homes freely. If they were allowed out of their cage unsupervised, they would flee into the recess of your living areas and turn wild fast. As for mice that were always wild, they are annoying, dangerous, and destructive. Here are some things you should know about these pests here in New Haven and how to prevent mice from causing trouble around your living areas.

Why Mouse Traps In New Haven Homes Don't Work

There are many different brands of mouse traps that are available to you. The main three are glue traps for mice, snap traps for mice, and rodenticides. Of these three options, there is only one we recommend. Do you know what it is? Let's start by eliminating our least favorite: glue traps for mice. This method is about as effective as snap traps but is much less humane. Glue traps completely restrict a mouse’s movements which causes them to panic and break their own bones. This panic usually continues for several days before they eventually starve to death. Rodenticides are a bit more humane for mice but are dangerous to humans and pets if used improperly. For this reason, we recommend leaving chemical-based rodent treatments to professionals. This leaves our favorite option: snap traps. When baited with peanut butter, snap traps for mice provide a quick and effective elimination option. The only problem is that they only help when infestations are small. If you have more than a few mice inside your living areas, none of the above options will be a viable solution to your problem.

The Diseases Mice In New Haven Can Spread

Mice regularly make bad decisions like eating animal carcasses or traipsing through excrement and urine. These decisions leave them teeming with disease-causing organisms inside and out. They then can transmit these sickness vectors into homes via their bodies and through their fecal droppings and urine. Some common mouse diseases you might contract from these pests ars hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and salmonellosis.

How To Naturally Keep Mice Out Of Your New Haven Home

For homes that do not yet have a mouse infestation, natural mice deterrents are a great option. Here are a few prevention tips and tricks that will help you reduce your chances of finding these pests indoors.

  • Keep your living areas clean.
  • Address damage and entry points in your home’s exterior.
  • Trim your grass and landscaping regularly.
  • Eliminate water buildup in and around your home.
  • Remove sticks, leaves, and other organic clutter from your yard.
  • Make sure your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Store leftovers inside plastic, glass, or metal containers.
  • Fix leaky piping and fixtures indoors.
  • Keep your living areas clean and tidy.

The Most Effective Rodent Control For New Haven Homes

If you are tired of dealing with tiny mice inside your New Haven home and you need an option to get them out fast, look no future than Connecticut Pest Elimination, LLC. We offer comprehensive pest control plans to help locals conquer their pest problems. To start, we will thoroughly inspect your home for pest pressures. If any are found, we will recommend a course of action to remove the problem and offer some options to make sure the pests don't return in the future.

Contact our team today if you have any questions and find a time to have your New Haven home treated for problematic mice.