Effective Mouse Management: How To Get Rid Of Mice Safely And Quickly In Your Tampa Home

house mouse in cupboard

The climate in Tampa, Florida, allows many species of insects, arachnids, rodents, and wildlife to thrive. They are active most of the year; many live near people and our homes. One of the more problematic pests living in Tampa is the mouse. These small rodents regularly find their way into our houses, quickly making themselves home.

EcoTech has put together this comprehensive guide to help you learn about mice. We are here to support you and help you better understand why mouse control is so important and learn about the Tampa mouse removal services we offer. 

Identifying The Common Mouse: Differentiating Mice From Other Rodents

Rodents make up the largest group of mammals. There are more than 1,500 types of rodents living worldwide. Each species varies in size and appearance, and knowing which has found its way to your property can be tricky. If a rodent finds its way to your Tampa property, it is most likely a mouse, specifically a house mouse.

Use the following characteristics to identify a mouse in your house:

  • Oval body
  • Brown, whitish, or grey fur
  • Pointed snout
  • Triangular head
  • Dark beady eyes
  • Long whiskers
  • Large ears
  • Long, thin tail covered in a light layer of fur

If you ever spot a furry critter scurrying past you in your home, immediately contact EcoTech. We will determine if it is a mouse in your house or another rodent that calls our region home, like a rat or squirrel. 

The Risks Of Mouse Invasions: Health And Property Damage

Keeping mice out of our homes is important because once they get inside, they will quickly cause a lot of damage. They chew on wires, woodwork, walls, furniture, and fabrics. As the mice travel around your home, they will leave behind trails of their urine, feces, and foul odors. Additionally, as mice forage, they contaminate large quantities of food.  

Having mice in your home risks your property and family; quick action is necessary because of diseases mice carry, like hantavirus and leptospirosis. Furthermore, the build-up of mouse droppings, shed fur, and excrement produces allergens that trigger breathing problems and other allergy symptoms.

Preventative Measures For Mice: Keep Them Out Before They Get In

Here is a quick overview of our most helpful rodent prevention tips. Use these tips to avoid a mouse infestation in your house: 

  • Make sure caps are on chimneys and mesh screens are over vents.
  • Inspect window screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps and make repairs to any that are damaged or loose.
  • Seal spaces around wires, cables, and other utilities entering your home.
  • Cut back shrubs and bushes from your home’s exterior that can provide mice with a bridge to your home.
  • In the yard, remove construction debris, wood piles, fallen trees, and tree stumps that offer mice nesting and hiding spots.
  • Avoid leaving garage or basement doors open for long periods.

Despite best efforts, where there is a will, there is a way. Mice are crafty critters and can pop up inside any home. If you ever spot a mouse in your house, immediately seek help.  

Calling In The Pros: When To Hire Expert Mouse Exterminators

When it comes to mice, quickly acting is essential. These prolific breeders can take over our houses in short order. Here at EcoTech, we can provide rodent control in Tampa to remove mice from your home and implement regular services to ensure they won’t return in the future. Our professionals will thoroughly inspect your home and, depending on its needs, will develop a customized rodent control plan. For more information about mice and how we can work together to keep them out of your home, call us today.