Mouse Information

House mice are commonly found all across San Diego county. They typically measure about 2.5 to 3.75 inches in length, with a tail of similar length, and weigh between 0.4 to 0.9 ounces. House mice have fur that ranges in color from light brown to gray, often with a lighter belly. They have large ears and eyes relative to their body size, and their tails are usually hairless and scaly. These rodents are prolific breeders, with females capable of producing up to 5 to 10 litters per year, each containing 5 to 6 pups. House mice are known for their keen sense of smell, hearing, and agility, allowing them to navigate and thrive in various environments.

Mice are primarily nocturnal, preferring to forage for food and explore their surroundings during the night. They are omnivorous and opportunistic feeders, consuming a wide variety of foods, including grains, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and even insects. House mice are also known to gnaw on non-food items like paper, cardboard, and electrical wiring, which can lead to property damage and fire hazards. These rodents are excellent climbers and can squeeze through small openings, making them adept at infiltrating homes and other structures in search of food, water, and shelter. Once inside, they can quickly establish nests in secluded areas such as wall voids, attics, and basements, posing a nuisance and potential health risks to homeowners.

Mouse Prevention

There are steps you can take to preventing mouse infestations. Mice can squeeze through opoenings the size of a dime, seal any cracks, gaps, or openings in your home's foundation, walls, and around doors and windows. Keep your home clean and clutter-free, as mice are attracted to food sources and hiding spots. Store food in airtight containers, regularly empty garbage bins and maintain a tidy yard to eliminate potential nesting sites. Trim back vegetation and remove debris from the perimeter of your home to reduce hiding places.

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Rodent Dangers & Damage

Rodents such as mice and rats can cause significant damage to homes and pose a serious health hazard. Rodents cause structural damage by gnawing on wood, electrical wires, insulation, and even pipes, which can lead to costly repairs and potential safety hazards. Chewed wires pose a severe risk of electrical fires, putting both your property and family in danger. Rodents routinely contaminate food supplies with their droppings, urine, and fur, leading to foodborne illnesses. Rodents are carriers of various diseases, including Hantavirus, Salmonella, and Leptospirosis, which can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, as well as through contaminated food or surfaces. In addition to diseases, rodents can introduce ectoparasites like fleas, ticks, and mites into your living space.

Mouse Control, Removal & Exclusion

Rodents make their way inside from San Diego's surrounding open areas or other buildings. Our rodent treatment plans begin with bait stations around the outside of the home and traps inside the home. We strongly recommend preventative maintenance steps to keep your mice from returning. Mice use already existing openings around the home to gain entry to wall voids, attics, crawlspaces, etc. If these holes are left unsealed, more mice will move in. We eliminate the presence of future rodents by sealing any openings that they might use with high quality, industrial strength materials. Jamul Pest Control’s technicians are state licensed and specially trained in rodent baiting, trapping, extermination, and exclusion services. We use special tools and techniques to quickly eliminate the offending rodents. All trapping is done in accordance with local, state, and federal laws. We strive for customer satisfaction and professional excellence.

Rodent Damage Restoration

Once inside, rodents shred insulation as well as bring in other materials to make a nest. As the nest is constructed, the rodents will urinate and defecate within the space. The longer the rodents stay in the attic, the more damage is done. We'll conduct a thorough assessment of your property to identify potential entry points and develop a customized plan tailored to your property's specific needs and local rodent population. After the rats or mice have been removed from your property, we’ll clean out the toxic urine and feces. We’ll remove and replace the damaged insulation, deodorizing the affected area as we go.

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Guaranteed Results

Jamul Pest Control offers a variety of methods to control the local wildlife population. Both the inside and outside of your home are always under warranty. We guarantee your satisfaction between regular scheduled maintenance services. We are committed to safe, nondestructive methods to remove animal populations and prevent them from returning.

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