Do You Need Help Keeping Mice Out Of Your Jacksonville Residence?

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No one wants a mouse infestation in their home. Unfortunately, you often will not know if you have an infestation until it is too late.

Mice are small pests and generally spend a lot of time outdoors, but when conditions are bad, they will come into your home for shelter, food, and water. Pest control in Jacksonville is not an easy task, but B&T Pest Control makes dealing with disease-spreading pests like mice easy.

Signs You May Be Dealing With A Mouse Infestation

Often, you will not know that you have a mouse problem because these pests are small and quiet. The average house mouse that will come into your home will only be about 2 ½ to 3 ¾ inches long, and at first, there will only be a few. As time goes on, these mice reproduce and build their nests, and soon you will notice many signs that you have mice in your house.

The different signs of mice that indicate you have a problem in your home are:

  • Gnaw marks on walls, doors, baseboards, insulation, and wooden furniture
  • Dark, rice-shaped droppings
  • Scratching and rustling noises coming from walls and ceilings
  • Food crumbs and holes in food packages

If you want to get rid of mice, one of the best things you can do is be vigilant so you can spot these pests before they get out of control. If left alone for too long, mice will not only be a bigger nuisance, but they can also damage your home and potentially spread dangerous pathogens to you and your family.

Mice Can Cause Problems In Your Home

Mice are rodents, meaning their teeth are constantly growing throughout their life. To keep their teeth in check, they will chew all the time and through almost anything, which means anything in your home. These pests chew through wires, pipes, insulation, and even walls.

Some chewing can just create aesthetic damage, but if mice chew through wires and pipes, they can potentially open your home to fires and water damage. In addition, mice can spread a variety of dangerous pathogens, contaminating food and surfaces. In order to protect your home from damage and health risks, your best option is to contact the professionals at B&T Pest Control.

The Easiest Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Jacksonville

The best and easiest way to get rid of mice in your yard and in your home is to get the help of B&T Pest Control. We will inspect your home, looking for rodent entry points and nesting areas. After finding where these pests are, we will place traps that are unreachable to children and pets and use boxes and baits. We will also conduct follow-up services to check the bait boxes and see if we need to replenish them.

Natural Ways To Keep Mice Away From Your Home

Before mice even become a problem, though, there are things that you can do to keep mice away from your house and prevent them from coming inside. Some of the best things that you can do are:

  • Fill in cracks and gaps in your home's foundation with a silicone-based caulk.
  • Use tight-fitting lids on trash cans and take the trash out regularly.
  • Use airtight containers for your food.
  • Vacuum and mop regularly to pick up crumbs and spills.

These steps won't guarantee that mice will not come into your house, but they will significantly protect you from these pests and other potential invaders in the long run. Keep safe by keeping your home clean and well-maintained, and enlist the help of B&T Pest Control for safe, effective rodent control services in Jacksonville.

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