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Are you tired of having mice in your Portland or Vancouver home? In this video interview, Ken VahnDijk of EcoCare Pest Control and Will Troup of LocalSink get to the bottom of things, and will explain everything you need to know about mice, and how you can deal with them!

Are House Mice Easy to Get Rid of?

According to Ken, dealing with mice is easier than tackling rat infestations. Mice, being smaller and needing daily water, often move in and out of houses, unlike rats that might tunnel under foundations. This makes mice relatively simpler to manage.

Should You Be Worried About Mice in Your House?

Yes, you should. Mice, like rats, can carry communicable diseases. While most aren’t deadly to humans, there are exceptions like the hantavirus. Their presence, due to the germs and bacteria they carry, poses a health hazard.

How Long Do Mice Stay in a House?

Mice will stay in a house until they are removed. An infestation can escalate from a couple of unnoticed mice to a noticeable problem, indicated by noises, scratching, and the smell of urine. At this stage, professional help is often required.

What Do Mice Hate the Most?

An interesting point Ken made is that mice detest feeling trapped. They tend to stick close to walls and corners for protection and are constantly on the lookout for predators. This behavior is driven by their instinct to avoid being preyed upon.

Duration of Solving a Mice Infestation

Typically, resolving a mouse infestation takes between one to two weeks. The process involves initial trapping to reduce the mouse population, followed by sealing entry points to prevent new entries, and then trapping the remaining mice, which is made easier as they are attracted to bait due to their need for daily water.

What Scent Keeps Mice Away?

Contrary to popular belief, there is no effective scent to deter mice. Ken emphasizes that physical exclusion of access points is crucial, as methods like ultrasounds are ineffective.

In summary, dealing with mice requires a strategic approach, focusing on trapping, sealing entry points, and understanding their behaviors and needs. Remember, professional help is key in efficiently handling an infestation.

Preventing an Infestation Before it Even Starts

There are several ways to prevent an infestation in your house. Mice forage for food & shelter throughout the year. At EcoCare Pest Control, we offer exterminator services to effectively treat the exterior and interior of your homes. That way, your home will remain mice-free.

Ant Problem? We have the Solution! 

Mice in your Portland or Vancouver home can be a seasonal issue or a year-round problem. Don’t let mice take over your home. At EcoCare Pest Control, we offer the right solutions to keep your home comfortable and pest-free. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection or quote on your extermination service.

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