Yes, mice are smaller than rats, but they do just as much if not more damage than rats do!. Mice and rat control are equally necessary. Mice enter structures through the smallest of areas and are able to contaminate large amounts of food. While looking for nesting sites, mice will destroy whatever is in their path. They gnaw hoses, scratch wood and plastic, and can cause health problems for humans, including asthma. In addition to the damage done by mice, they leave behind smells and odors that are highly attractive to pets, especially dogs and cats. So your dog or cat may act strangely in search of the elusive mice, destroying cabinets, siding, trim, or whatever else is between them and the little critters.
How to Control Mice
Forsyth Exterminating focuses on exclusion and education. Many times mice come in while doors are left open, for example when you let your pets out to play or when you leave a door or window open for some fresh air while you do household chores. Any length of time is a window of opportunity (no pun intended) for these little varmints to sneak into your home. More commonly, however, they enter through holes left open during construction or through holes that they chew through construction materials. Homes with crawl spaces can be a haven for mice, as there is plenty of space to breed and there are usually of entry points into the house for them to find a warm place complete with food and water whenever they need it. But even homes on a slab or a basement are also susceptible to mice infestations here in Georgia. Mouse populations are extremely high, so the key is to minimize things that attract them and to keep them from getting in!
Important tips for homeowners or building occupants are: 1-proper sanitation, 2-trapping and removal, & 3-entryway blockage (aka “exclusion”).