New Jersey Mice Control
Mice can be a difficult pest to deal with in your New Jersey home or business, as these small rodents tend to be the most active at night. In New Jersey, mice infestations are not uncommon, and if you suspect that you might have an issue with this pest, find out more about how to identify the problem. To protect your New Jersey home or business from mice, you need to learn about the behavior of this pest, take steps for prevention, and find effective treatment options should an infestation occur.
What Are Mice?
Mice are classified as rodents and they’re small (much smaller than rats), only getting up to 4 inches in length with thin tails that are about the same length as their bodies. New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest explain there are two mice species that are very common: deer mice and white-footed mice. Deer mice are mostly brown with white underbellies, while white-footed mice have similar coloring, they’re named for the stark white color of their feet. Deer mice can reproduce every three to four weeks beginning at the age of 35 days, meaning that an infestation can get out of hand pretty quickly. White-footed mice typically breed between the months of March through October in New Jersey and can have between two and four liters throughout the year, which can result in anywhere from two to nine offspring.
How to Identify Mice in New Jersey
You can identify mice by their smaller body size and long tails. With deer mice, in particular, you can identify them easily because of the clear difference in color between their bodies and their bellies. It can take longer than expected to identify a mouse problem, especially if they’re in your walls because they’re usually most active at night when house occupants are asleep or the office is empty. The NJ pest control experts at Viking Pest explain if you are finding droppings, which look like small, round pellets or grains of rice and are gray or black in color, this is also a sign that mice are invading your NJ home or business. Mice leave their dropping while they’re on the move, so you’ll find droppings in areas they travel from a food source in your New Jersey home or business to their nest.
When Are Mice Present in New Jersey?
Although mice can be active all year round in New Jersey, you’re more likely to have infestation problems in your New Jersey house or building around breeding times and during the cooler months of fall and winter, as the mice look for safe places to nest with plenty of food. If mice are breeding outdoors near your property, you’re most like to see an infestation in the fall, spring, and summer. If they manage to find an indoor space in your New Jersey building or home, then breeding could take place all year round. As the weather begins to coll in New Jersey around October, mice begin invading homes and businesses looking for warmth, food, and shelter during the winter months.
How to Control Mice in New Jersey
Mice pest control in New Jersey is important as mice can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. One control method is not providing the pests with a steady food source, which makes your office or home less attractive for a place to nest. The New Jersey pest control experts at Viking Pest recommend cleaning up all crumbs, spills, and other food from areas that mice could access, which includes not just floors, but counters, surfaces, and cabinets where you typically have or prepare food. Ensure you don’t have holes or cracks in walls or the foundation where there’s exposure to the outdoors. If you have a mice infestation, despite your best efforts, calling in a pest control expert is your best solution for how to get rid of mice. Viking Pest professionals can identify what’s attracting the mice to your property and use proper control methods that keep your home or business protected.
How to Prevent Rodents During a Renovation
According to statistics, mice and other rodents invade approximately 21 million homes during the winter in the US. Besides causing extensive damage, mice can also carry a variety of diseases, including salmonella and hantavirus.
If you are renovating a home, this can open even more opportunities for rodents to get in, especially if it is left unoccupied for certain periods without rat and mice control.
To protect your home and renovating projects from mice, our mice exterminators state how to deter and eradicate them.
Clear up the Yard
During renovations, it’s easy for the yard to get cluttered. Piles of building debris and materials can mount up, as well any garbage from the remodeling/renovation process.
Unfortunately, this can create a paradise for mice. Mice love piles of wood, unraked leaves, garbage heaps, etc., explain the rodent control experts at Viking.
This gives mice cover to hide in before they make an entry into your home. To discourage this, our pest control experts recommend clearing any unnecessary heaps of building refuse. Stack materials neatly, rake up dead leaves and dispose of woodpiles.
Get Rid of Garbage and Food
Do you have any full trash cans standing about? Maybe with food containers in them? If so, you want to empty these as soon as possible.
Garbage cans can act as both a food source and a place of shelter for incoming mice.
Seal the House
If you are renovating an older house, chances are there’re some chinks and cracks here and there that mice could get through. Mice and rats and can squeeze through very small holes and crevices and find their way into your home.
To stop this from happening, and prevent mice from invading your home and its renovations, Viking’s pest management professionals recommend making it a priority to seal up your eaves, windows, doors, and vents as soon as you can in the renovation process.
How to Properly Clean After a Mice Infestation
You might think that once the mice have cleared out of your home, the problem is solved; however, if you want to keep mice out for good, it’s vital to clean the area properly as well.
The rodents will have left behind nests and rodent waste, which invites other mice back to the area. Knowing how to clean rodent waste properly requires some level of expertise, as you need to thoroughly sanitize the space and remove any trace of mice infestation.
What’s more, an unclean space also leaves behind any germs or diseases that the rodents might have brought with them. Professional and in-depth sanitation is the only way to protect yourself and your family from potential infection.
Luckily, the Viking Pest Control team offers Pro-Clean, a Disinfection, and Sanitization service to avoid this situation entirely. Viking’s Disinfection and Sanitization Treatments use a combination of several indoor disinfectant cleaning methods to reach and disinfect common and complex to reach areas in your New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or Eastern Shore of Maryland home or business. Viking Pest Control professionals will wipe down, mist, and use aerosol devices to fog your NJ, PA, MD, or DE home or business from floor to ceiling with our disinfectant solution during each sanitization treatment.
Protecting Your Home or Business From Mice With Viking Pest Control
Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent mice from invading your home or business in New Jersey. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling mice from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!