What are mice?
The house mouse and deer mouse are the two species of mice most common to middle Tennessee homes and businesses.
The common house mouse is 5 1/2 to 7 inches in length with large ears and small dark eyes; they are grey or brown in color with a light tan belly.
Deer mice are about the same size at approximately 6 inches in length; they have grayish brown fur with white bellies and legs.
Deer mice get their name from their ability to jump and run very quickly.
Are mice dangerous?
Both types of mice can carry many diseases that will infect humans. Mice will contaminate your food and food prep areas with Salmonellosis which will cause bacterial food poisoning. Both species are carriers of the deadly Hantavirus; they also carry Leptospirosis and lymphocytic diseases along with many others. Mice are also very dangerous to the structure of your home; they will chew through drywall, structural supports, plumbing pipes and electrical wires, which can cause fires and water damage.
Why do I have a mouse problem?
Though they may be a problem all year round, mice generally enter homes and businesses in the fall and winter months looking for food, water and shelter. Mice, especially deer mice, are excellent climbers and jumpers and can squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices to enter buildings. Mice generally reside in areas where they can forage off of humans.
How do I get rid of mice?
At All-American Pest Control, we offer our pest control for mice and other household insects that commonly infest properties in our region. To learn more about our home pest control services, our green pest control solutions, or to find out how we can help you protect your facility, product and staff from mice and rodents, please contact us today.
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Can I do it myself?
Mice can cause a lot of physical damage to your home and spread deadly diseases. Because of these reasons, it is best to contact a professional exterminator in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for an effective resolution to your mouse problem. Mice are very adept at hiding behind walls, in attics and basements making it hard for home and business owners to know where they are located. If you have a mouse problem, contact All-American Pest Control today.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve your mouse problem. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.
How can I prevent a mouse problem in the future?
There are several steps you can take to keep mice out of your home. Make sure that any openings in your foundation and roof area are repaired. Repair or seal any existing holes around pipes and electrical wires leading into your home. Keep pet food in sealed, durable containers, and repair any leaks that mice and other pests can use as a water source. Store garbage cans away from your home and keep trees and shrubbery trimmed away from your house.