I vaguely remember a storybook from my childhood about a mouse in a house and all of his adventures. I remember looking at the cute pictures, like a little mouse curled up on someone’s pillow and one where he made confetti, for a party, out of some paper. If the people in the house had Barrier Pest Control, there would have never even been a book.
Facts about Boise Mice:
- Mice are prevalent in this area. In fact, one of the biggest pest issues in the Treasure Valley late fall to Spring is the house mouse.
- They are primarily nocturnal although some will forage during the day.
- One female mouse can have up to 150 babies per year.
- Mice are constantly urinating and defecating which can cause allergies and spread disease.
- They can carry fleas and ticks.
- They’re little superheroes. They can jump a foot into the air! Think about that in comparison to their size.
- They can also swim, easily maneuver a tight rope and climb vertical surfaces, including our homes.
- Mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. (Watch this video we made to test this claim!)
Just like humans, mice want to stay warm. This is why they come in and make themselves at home in the wintertime. While there’s no way to completely mouse-proof a home (Remember? They’re superheroes.)
What You Can Do to Keep Mice Out of Your Home:
- Seal cracks in the foundation, install screens on doors and windows and properly seal them, etc.
- Decrease clutter indoors: Especially in garages, basements, etc.
- Keep doors shut. Especially the garage door!
- Keep food, crumbs and spills wiped up.
- Fix water leaks under sinks and crawlspaces.
- Maintain proper sanitary conditions in and around the home.
Ward off those mice that want to sleep on your pillow and shred your newspaper! Call Barrier Pest! 208-463-4533.