Mouse Control Services in Temecula, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the Surrounding Areas
The wide-open spaces that make Temecula, Fallbrook, Oceanside, and the surrounding areas a great place to call home is also the perfect place for another common Southern California household pest: mice. Mice can squeeze through openings as small as a nickel to enter your home or office building, where they can breed year-round, with female mice having up to 10 litters a year of 5-6 mice each. While there are many kinds of mice in your area, the two most common mice are the house mouse and the deer mouse.
A house mouse, identified by its pointed snout, large, rounded ears, and long, almost hairless tail, these small rodents will eat almost anything, but prefer seeds and grain. House mice can contaminate food and damage your home or office with their nest building. House mice chew on wiring and insulation.
Compared to house mice, deer mice differ by their relatively larger eyes and two-tone colorings like a deer, having darker hair color on their back, and white hair on their abdomen. While less common in urban areas, when deer mice enter homes or offices, they damage furniture, mattresses, and clothing, as they search for material to construct their nests.
At Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we perform mouse control services in houses (house mouse control), offices (mouse control services for businesses), apartment buildings (mouse control services for multi-family dwellings), open fields, and agricultural areas.
Do I Need Mouse Control?
If you hear scurrying sounds in your attic or walls, especially at night, or if you start to see rice grain-sized droppings, you have a mouse infestation and need to schedule mouse control services immediately. In addition to the damage caused to your home or office, mice contaminate the food in your home as they urinate and defecate where they eat. Mice infestations are linked to respiratory illnesses, including the Hantavirus.
Mice feed, gather food, and bring it back to the nest, so the female mice can remain in the nest and produce baby mice. Gestating female mice do not wander around the house with the other mice, making snap traps and glue boards often insufficient mouse control tactics. Mouse control services from Knockout Pest Control eliminate your mouse infestation and can help you prevent mice from getting into your home or office.
Mouse Control Services & Mouse Removal
Proper mouse control is a short process; it usually takes less than a month, but the duration can vary, depending on the severity of the mouse infestation. A Knockout Pest Control technician monitors the mouse control traps and baits every week during the mouse control service period.
Keep Mice Out: Exclusion and Prevention Methods for Mouse Control
Exclusion and prevention are paramount to keep mice out of your space over time. Exclusion is one of the most effective mouse control steps you can take. Exclusion eliminates the places mice can enter, which helps stop your mouse problem.
At Knockout, we recommend that you keep areas clear and de-cluttered. We plug up all openings, even the smallest spaces in foundations, fences, and doorways. We are so confident in our mouse exclusion services that we cover them under our warranty.
Strategic placement of traps in your home or office is the next step to keeping mice out of the house. Finally, our technicians sanitize and deodorize your home to restore your home after a mouse infestation.
Insulation Removal and Replacement: Mouse Control Services
In cases of severe mouse infestations, it may be necessary to remove attic insulation due to mouse droppings, urine saturation, and mouse nest materials contained in the insulation. Replacing damaged insulation helps to eliminate odors and create a sanitary environment. As part of our insulation removal services, our technicians remove and dispose of insulation affected by mouse infestation, clean up droppings, sanitize, deodorize, and install new insulation.