Answering Reno's Most Commonly Asked Questions About Mice

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Reno, Nevada, has earned a reputation for being the "Biggest Little City in the World." Not to be outdone by Las Vegas, Reno also has its share of gambling establishments, with ten significant casinos in the area. While the glitz and glamour of casinos may lure people into their facilities to play a game of chance, mice often prefer to hide away in the quiet shelter of local homes. Mice that gain access to homes put everyone at risk; without professional pest control in Reno, the odds that your mice infestation quickly gets out of control is a sure bet.

Can Mice Eat Wood?

Mice are lovers of food. While living outside, they typically enjoy nature's natural bounty, including nibbling on wood. When mice enter homes, their food choices expand exponentially.

Mice diets include three food groups:

  1. Plant matter (fruit, grains, nuts, seeds, leaves, roots and tubers, wood, bark, and stems)
  2. Insects (beetles, crickets, butterflies, caterpillars, grasshoppers, worms)
  3. Human foods (cooked meat and fish, eggs, vegetables, sweet foods, pet food – pretty much anything you leave out)

When it comes to wood, mice have special enzymes in their stomach that allow them to eat and digest it. While they may gain some nourishment from wood, their favorite foods (especially when they remain outside) are seeds and cereal grains. Unfortunately for homeowners, mice are not always content to stay outdoors. When food sources outside become scarce, even the smallest hole, gap, or crevice can give them access to your home and food.

What Causes Mice In A Clean House?

Many people think mice only invade dirty houses – this is not true. It's all about easy access and availability for mice.

Three items mice look for when invading homes include the following:

  1. Shelter
  2. Moisture
  3. Food

Food is probably the most powerful motivating factor for mice invading the home. Since they are so small, they can squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices to access what they crave. No matter how conscientious homeowners are about cleaning, even the smallest crumbs and spills can lure them into various areas around your home.

Mice are not afraid to venture out and explore. Known as nibblers, they only need small amounts of food to satisfy their hunger. They often zip around homes 20 to 30 times each night foraging. As mice roam around your home, they contaminate surfaces and ruin foodstuffs. Since mice will invade both clean and unkempt dwellings, it is wise to have a trusted pest professional like Celtic Pest Control close at hand.

Are Mice Harder To Get Rid Of Than Rats?

Mice and rats rarely occupy the same space simultaneously. That is good news. Since both mice and rats contaminate, carry disease, and are destructive, it is crucial to remove them as soon as you become aware of their presence.

When eliminating mice and rats, mice tend to be a little easier. They are naturally curious, which gets them into trouble. Anything new in their surroundings is an instant magnet for exploration; therefore, items used to catch/trap them are often reasonably practical. Rats are savvy, making them wary of new things introduced into their environment. Since they are less likely to be drawn into traps, they can be more challenging than mice to remove.

Rodent identification is vital when developing a plan to eliminate mice. Extensive training in pest identification enables Celtic Pest Control professionals to quickly identify pests to formulate appropriate strategies for rapid mice removal.

Consult the Professionals When Dealing With Rodents In Reno

Rodents are tricky, and some are harder than others to remove, but using a local quality pest control company like Celtic Pest Control can help ensure your home is pest-free. We are committed to providing our customers with excellent service at an honest rate. Our technicians train extensively in all things "pest" and will take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a plan to address your specific needs. Homeowners can rest assured that we use safe solutions for the environment and the people and pets living inside their homes. Let our company take the stress and worry out of pest removal. Call Celtic Pest Control today to schedule your free inspection and evaluation.

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