House Mice

What is a mouse?

The house mouse is light brown to gray in color and reaches 3 1/2 inches in length; its tail can be as long as it’s body. The house mouse has a pointed nose and large ears.  Mice are a type of rodent and are characterized by having two incisors.  These teeth must be kept short by gnawing as they grow continuously.

Why do I have them?

Mice can enter a home or building through a crack as small as 1/4 of an inch.  Although it is more common to find them nesting and living outside, they have been known to stay in buildings and properties if there is enough food and water as well as conditions that are ideal for nesting.

Are they dangerous?

The damage done by mice can be unbelievable compared to their small size since they like to “nibble” on numerous items.  When feeding, a single mouse can contaminate many packages of food by their constant gnawing and also by depositing urine and fecal droppings on them.  They can also cause major structural damage and chew on electrical wires.  Mice, like other rodents, are known carriers of many serious health conditions including Salmonella and Dysentery.

How do I get rid of mice?

Getting rid of mice from your home in Milwaukee, Madison, Eau Claire, and elsewhere in Wisconsin is very difficult as they are naturally shy creatures and tend to be most active at night when we are sleeping.  Contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control at the first sign of a mouse is the most effective way to ensure your property is kept free of these rodents.

Can I do it myself?

There’s no shortage of do-it-yourself mouse control measures available for consumers; traps and chemicals are available at local drug and hardware stores.  These methods are not usually effective and can fail to completely eliminate mice on your property. These products may contain chemicals that can be very harmful to people and pets if they are misused or mixed improperly.  For safe and effective mouse control, contacting Wil-Kil Pest Control is your best choice.

How soon can you get here?

Our customers are our top priority. Your Wil-Kil technician is 100% committed to helping you as soon as possible.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Keeping trees and bushes trimmed so that their branches do not touch or come in contact with your home can help prevent mouse problems.  Also sealing any cracks or crevices around your foundation or closing up gaps around utility pipes or cables can deter these rodents.  If mice have infesting your property, call Wil-Kil Pest Control as soon as you spot them to prevent a larger mouse infestation.

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