Why Professional Control Is Best For Mice In Your Torrington, CT Home

house mouse near foundation

Sometimes small things cause big problems, and we don’t think there are any better examples of this than the average house mouse. Despite their smaller stature and objectively cute appearance, mice are some of the most annoying, dangerous, and destructive pests on the planet. The question is, what is the best way to keep these furry invaders out of your Torrington, CT home? If you have not yet considered the benefits of professional pest control in Torrington, here are a few things for you to consider.

The Common House Mouse

There are over 100 species of mice around the world, many of which do not cause trouble for homeowners. The mouse most likely to invade your Torrington, CT home is the house mouse. This dusty grey rodent is best identified by its round shape, 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inch long body, long near-hairless tail, large ears, pointy nose, and red to black eyes. 

One thing that makes house mice so problematic inside homes is how fast they can breed; to put this into perspective, a single female can produce a few dozen young a year. This might not seem like much, but when you consider that mice mature in six weeks, you might begin to see how fast a few dozen babies could turn into hundreds. 

Are Mice Destructive?

Mice, like other rodents, have strong, sharp front incisor teeth. They use these teeth to chew through materials, including wood, plastic, fabric, and aluminum sheeting. Inside homes, mice gnaw entry and exit holes through drywall, into furniture, and through anywhere else they need to go. 

As a general rule, if something is in a mouse’s way and they cannot go around it, they will attempt to chew through it. This is particularly troublesome when the thing in a mouse’s way is a clump of electrical wires, a utility pipe full of water or sewage, or other important features around your home.

How Homeowners Try To Handle Mice Infestations

There are many commercial products available designed to “quickly” handle rodents like mice, but these products don’t always work as promised; more often than not, store-bought rodent control falls short. Traps do not eliminate mice faster than they can breed, pesticides used improperly get family members and pets sick, and smell and sound-based deterrents only prove effective for a short time. 

To handle the rodents inside your home, here is what we recommend. Start by placing a few traps baited with peanut butter near areas you think mice are regularly frequenting. If you catch a few within two weeks and notice no more noise at night, holes through your cereal boxes, or droppings in the back of your drawers, great! Problem solved. If not, it is best to assume your infestation is larger than you first thought and turn to professional services.

How Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Handles Mice

There is only one guaranteed solution to handling mouse infestations regardless of their size, and that is with professional rodent control. At Rescue 1 Pest & Termite, we have the advanced equipment and necessary training to quickly and efficiently trap and remove rodents from homes. 

We also offer detailed exclusion services to keep rodents like mice and a range of other pests outside where they belong. All of our services are customizable to fit you and your home’s individual needs, so you never have to settle for second best. Give our team a call today or reach out through our website for more information about our effective home pest control services.