The Answers To South Carolina's Most Commonly Asked Mouse Questions
The biggest difference between mice and rats is that mice are smaller when full grown and have longer tails and bigger ears in proportion to their bodies than rats do. They also have more triangular, pointed faces while rats have blunter snouts. Most mice in the area are a brown-grey color with cream underbellies.
Here are a few more of the most frequently asked questions about mice.
Can Mice Climb Walls?
While an adult mouse only gets to be about six to eight inches long, including their tails, they can get around rather impressively. A mouse can actually jump up to a foot in the air, and they can also climb up to 13 inches up a smooth vertical wall, allowing them to get into many areas of a building even if it doesn't look like they would have access.
Can Mice See In The Dark?
While mouse behavior and biology enables them to be good climbers and jumpers, they don't have great eyesight. As a whole, rodents have poor vision and rely on other senses like smell to get around and find food. Mice are nocturnal, which might seem strange given their poor night vision, but they mostly use their whiskers to brush up against things around them and use the vibrations to find their way.
How Do I Keep Mice Out Of My House?
Mice are attracted to properties that are easy to get into and that provide shelter, water, and food. So, the best ways to keep mice out involve removing the factors that attract them. If you want to prevent mice, you should follow these simple steps:
Focus on proper food storage by storing people and pet food in airtight containers.
Mice are attracted to the food you have around, so keep kitchen areas clean by doing dirty dishes often, sweeping and mopping, and wiping up food and drink spills.
Always take out the trash regularly and place lids over indoor and outdoor trash cans.
Make it harder for mice to get inside by repairing broken screen doors and windows.
Does One Mouse Mean An Infestation?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is almost always yes. If you've seen one mouse around your property, the odds are good that there are many others that you're not seeing. Mice can slip through holes as small as a dime, so it can be difficult to find where they're hiding.
How Do I Get Rid Of Mice?
Leaving a mouse infestation on your property isn't safe since they pose many health and safety risks. Mice are also notoriously hard to remove given their ability to reproduce so quickly and their skill at hiding in so many hard to reach places. So, the best way to eliminate a mouse infestation is with help from the professionals at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. With over 30 years of residential and commercial pest control experience; we will get rid of the infestation and also provide ongoing prevention assistance. Contact us online or over the phone to request your free inspection.