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Mice

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What are mice?

Mice are part of a class of creatures called "rodents". This means that they, and other animals in the same class, have incisor teeth that continuously grow. In order to prevent those teeth from overgrowing, rodents must continuously gnaw on objects. House mice are the most common invaders of homes and businesses and grow to be about 5 ½ to 7 inches in length, this includes their tail. Their fur is gray, brown, or black with lighter bellies that are usually tan or cream. Mice have large ears and a tail that is covered in a light velvety layer of fur.

Why do I have mice?

Mice like to be near humans so that they have a ready supply of food. This has earned them the term "commensal," which means 'to share one's table'. Once mice have entered a home or building and have located a supply of food, they may stay and build nesting sites in basements, attics, crawl spaces, and wall voids.

Are they dangerous?

Mice are dangerous for many different reasons. The first and probably most important reason is the dangerous diseases that they carry and transmit to people. They will spread their urine, feces, and any pathogens throughout your property as they travel throughout it searching for food. Their urine and feces can trigger allergy attacks in some people. Mice will also introduce other pests like fleas, mites, and ticks (and the diseases that they carry) into your home.

Mice can also damage your home or business. They can chew through some types of siding and other building materials and are well known for chewing on electrical lines increasing the possibility of a fire. They damage other areas as well, like your kitchen and pantry, and create holes and gnaw on numerous objects - especially on food or food containers.

How do I get rid of mice?

Removing mice can be difficult, but we are experts that can do all the work for you. This includes identifying their nesting areas and feeding places and then eliminating them from your property. Proper cleanup is also performed, too, ensuring that you and your family are safe from possible future problems.

How soon can you get here?

At McCall Service we take all pest problems seriously and are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases we can respond the same or very next day.

How can I prevent this in the future?

Mice problems can be difficult to prevent. Contacting McCall Service at the first sign of a problem is the best way to keep mice and other rodents out of your home. If you have mice in your home or on your property, call us for your free estimate. Let us eliminate the guesswork and quickly bring your mouse problem under control.

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