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What to Know About the Mice in Your Kitchen

Posted on December 24th, 2016 by Knockout Pest

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If you’re not the type of person to eat green eggs and ham in a house with a mouse, we don’t blame you! Mice are commonly found in homes during the wintertime, especially in or around the kitchen. If you think you have a mouse or two in your home, there’s a few things you should know.


A Tight Squeeze
Just because your home doesn’t have any huge gaping holes doesn’t mean mice can’t find a way in. Unfortunately, mice can fit through cracks and holes that are the size of a dime. This means you will have to do a thorough inspection of your home, plugging up every small hole and crack you see. Use silicone caulking and steel wool when plugging holes because mice have a difficult time chewing through these materials.

Covered From Head to Tail
Never just shrug your shoulders because you saw one measly mouse in your house. Seeing one mouse usually leads to an infestation since they are such quick breeders. Mice are covered with harmful bacteria that can spread salmonella, lice, ticks, and illnesses that resemble the plague. For the sake of your health, mice must be removed immediately.

Time to Play Mouse Trap
The most effective way to kill mice in your home is still the classic mouse trap. However, it’s the plan of attack that is the hard part. This is why pest management professionals are always needed when a mouse is seen in the house. Pest control experts will be able to inspect your home and set up traps according to specific entry points and commonly walked through areas.

While you don’t have to be an expert on all things involving mice, there are a few things you should know. When you see a mouse in your home, pick up the phone and contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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