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What do mice look like?

The house mouse is easily recognized by its small body, long tail, large ears, pointed snout, and small dark protruding eyes. Both its tail and ears are covered in a light layer of velvet-like fur. Adult house mice may grow up to seven inches long, including their tail.

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Do mice cause damage?

Despite their small size house mice are an extremely damaging pest. Compared to their body size they have very large and powerful front incisors that are responsible for a lot of damage. Mice will gnaw or chew though wires, cables, pipes, drywall, and other building materials as well as personal belongings. Aside from creating holes in objects, mice are often cited as the source of fires because of their gnawing. The damage they cause can also lead to water and mold issues in homes and facilities.


Are mice dangerous?

In addition to being a threat to structures, mice are a potential health and safety threat for people. Through their urine, feces, and saliva they carry and transmit a wide variety of diseases and bacteria including Salmonellosis which causes bacterial food poisoning. They are also carriers of the potentially deadly Hantavirus, Leptospirosis, and lymphocytic diseases along with many others. Fleas, ticks, and mites are often introduced on mice infesting property, which unfortunately can cause additional health concerns.


Why do I have a mouse problem?

If your home or building provides a way in, food to eat, and water to drink, you’re likely to have a mouse problem. Mice infestations may occur all year long and are especially common in the fall when these rodents are looking for a place to stay warm while winter is about. Mice are also attracted to gardens, compost piles, trash cans, bird feeders, and any other potential food source on a property.


How do I get rid of mice?

To get rid of mice that have invaded your home or business, Montgomery Exterminating offers effective rodent control services in Tulsa and the surrounding area. Our team will inspect your property to identify what type(s) of rodents are present, the severity of the infestation, conducive conditions, and how they’re getting inside. Based on that information, we’ll develop a program specifically for your structure that eliminates the existing mouse problem and prevents new activity from occurring. Contact us today to learn more!

 

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