Professional Mouse Control – ProActive Pest Management

Have a mouse on your property? You’ll want to get it out as soon as possible. A mouse may not seem like anything more than a small issue, but its presence in your home or business can signify a much bigger problem. Where there is one mouse, there are bound to be many. These rodents can rodents can carry disease and chew through just about anything imaginable, causing both safety and structural concerns for property owners. With large mice populations, these problems compound, which is why it’s important to stop mice in their tracks as quickly as possible.

For high-quality mouse control in the great Illinois area, there is no better team to call than our professionals at ProActive Pest Management. We proudly provide safe and highly-effective mouse control solutions to take care of mouse populations of any size indoors and outdoors. If you’ve got mice, we’ve got your solutions. Learn more about mice and our services below, and schedule an appointment with our team today!

Mice as Pests:Identification, Risks, and Behavior

Mice are small rodents of the order Rodentia distinguished by their pointed snouts, small rounded ears, body-length scaly tails, and relatively high breeding rate. There are several species of mouse, though the most common mouse pests in North America are the house mouse (Mus musculus), the white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus), and the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus).

These three mouse species vary only slightly in appearance. All are between 5 and 8 inches long (including tail), with the house mouse being the smallest. House mice are gray-brown with almost completely-hairless tails. Deer mice are greyish- or reddish-brown with white-colored feet and undersides and shorter, hairier tails. White-footed mice looking virtually identical to deer mice, except they are slightly larger.

Mice are considered problematic pests for two reasons: disease and structural damage. Mice are prolific chewers and can gnaw through almost anything, from papers and plastics to rubber-coated cords and wood support beams. A large-scale mice infestation can cause severe property damage over time. Worse, individual mice can harbor a host of diseases — including Hantavirus, Salmonella, and Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCMV) — that they can transmit directly to humans. Mice can also carry ticks and fleas, which can transmit the following diseases: Lyme Disease, Colorado Tick Fever, Babesiosis, and Rickettsialpox.

Causes of Mice Infestations

Mice infest human properties in search of food and shelter. As the weather gets colder, mice will gravitate towards indoor spaces to keep warm. They can enter buildings through small holes in roofs, walls, and foundations, or sneak in through open doors and windows. When inside, mice will feed on small crumbs and other food scraps left out in the kitchen or other rooms. They will also raid open trash cans and chew through easily-accessible paper and plastic to find food and shelter. To stop mice from entering your space, block all openings into your property, no matter how small. If you already have mice in your space, remove all easily accessible food sources to make traps more effective.

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Mice on your property can mean structural issues for your building and safety concerns for those within it. To take care of mice quickly and humanely, contact our expert exterminators here at ProActive Pest Management. Our pest control professionals use the industry’s latest techniques and products to lure and exterminate mice efficiently and effectively without damaging property or the environment. Plus, we back our mice control services with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Based in Elgin, IL, we proudly serve all of Southern Illinois and surrounding areas. For the Midwest’s best mice control,

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