Service Within 4 Hours - Call Us Today!  (432) 653-5264

Mouse Control for your Midland area Home

A mouse infestation is a sure sign of the need for immediate change. A house mouse may contaminate food, damage your home in the Midland area, and carry disease. Now is the time to make your Midland home rodent-proof by sealing your home and food. Implement other effective control methods to get rid of house mice and other rodents.

Mice Problems: Recognize the Signs

Mice Evidence

Mice are most active at just before dawn and right after dusk. You aren't likely to catch one sniffing around, though. Look for these telltale signs to diagnose an infestation.

  • Tracks Sometimes, mice leave paw prints in food, dust, or dirt.
  • Scat Mouse feces can cause allergic reactions, so clean them up right away. They look like black grains of rice in your cupboards, closets, or pantries.
  • Scraps Mice use bits of shredded paper, feathers, pillow or cushion stuffing, or other soft materials to build nests.
  • Food Damage As omnivorous mammals, mice devour anything. They visit a food source 20-30 times per night in prime conditions.
  • Home Damage When desperate for egress or food, mice may chew through plastic, wall material, or even harder things. You may see scratches or holes in drawers, cupboards, or pantries.
  • Noises Mice disregard the clatter they make at night. You may hear scratching, squeaking, or scurrying.

Rats and Mice: Comparison

  • Rats have a thicker tail and larger head in proportion to body size. Roof rats prefer attics and higher places and are excellent climbers. Norway rat morphology is rounder than roof rats, with a blunt muzzle, lighter fur, and shorter tail. Roof rats also exhibit extreme climbing agility that outmatches Norway rats.
  • Mice have rounded ears and thin tails.
  • Feces differ between species. Rat feces is larger, usually cylindrical and rounded at the edges, though roof rat fecal matter may be pointed at the ends and curved, larger versions of mouse droppings, which are the size and shape of grains of rice.
  • Rats ignore new things in their territory. A newly set trap or bait will not tempt a rat, but a well-placed trap or bait will arouse a mouse's curiosity.

Mice Attraction Deterrents

Your Midland home is an excellent source of food and shelter for any rodent. Follow these directions to deter rodent entry incentives.

  • Food Sealing Seal all your food, including seeds and pet food, in an airtight container high off the ground. Rodent's acutely developed olfactory senses exceed human ranges of perception, so even the smallest morsel can attract and unwanted visitor.
  • House Cleaning Rumors and myths about home sanitation circulate, so don't believe them. A filthy or cluttered home doesn't necessarily attract mice, but a regular sanitation program will deter them from exploration and discourage them from taking risks. Consider purchasing an automatic vacuum cleaner and running it at night.
  • Yard Upkeep Pick up fallen leaves, branches, and fruit, and trim short all vegetation within three feet of the house perimeter. Trim tree limbs at least five feet away from the roof, and cut back bushes and shrubbery at least one foot from the house siding. These steps will decrease harborages and remove attractants.
  • Reduce Water Supply Mice nest near leaky water pipes or wet drains. Wet or moist attics, crawl spaces, or pantries will attract insects that mice eat and can collect water. Some mice pups are known to drink standing water. All mice build nests in a safe place near food and water and do what they can to reduce their need for long-distance travel each night.

Control Mice: Get Rid of Mice Entry Points

Mice cartilage and unique skeletal structure allow them to squeeze into spaces as small as 1/4 inch thick, which is smaller than the diameter of a dime. Despite the difficulty of finding and sealing all entry points, these tips will target all of the usual pest problems posed by modern residential construction. Use steel wool, silicone caulk, copper mesh, and 1/4 inch (or smaller) steel screens to seal the following areas:

  • Gaps in exterior walls and siding, particularly those within one foot of the ground
  • Gaps in the home foundation and sill plates, around ground-level or basement windows, and all exterior doors
  • Cover window wells with rebar fencing and cover the holes with the metal screening, mentioned above.
  • Garage doors and shed doors, especially if they contain seeds or pet food. Keep these doors in good repair

Eradicate Mice the Fox Pest Control Way

Some homeowners set traps such as snap traps or mouse traps with peanut butter, live traps, rodent baits, bait stations, mouse bait, and glue boards. Never try to trap a rodent without professional involvement, as this could result in a bite or spread disease, mites, ticks, or fleas. When removing a dead mouse, always wear gloves, place the mouse in a sealed plastic bag, sanitize the area, dispose of it properly in a dumpster, and be sure to thoroughly clean all other objects that have come in contact with it.

Our Pest Professional Technicians are trained and ready to help you eradicate rodent control problems around your home. Call today for a free estimate for a home protection plan. Restore your peace of mind with Fox Pest Control. Pests ... it's what we do.

Posted on December 13, 2019.

BUSINESS HOURS

All Phone Calls Answered By Live Operator 8am – 9pm, Monday – SaturdaySame Day Service At NO EXTRA CHARGEEvening and Weekend Appointments Available At NO EXTRA CHARGE
  • Free Inspections & Estimates
  • Same Day Service, No Extra Charge
  • Results 100% Guaranteed
  • Locally Owned & Operated
  • Emergency Service Available
  • Fully Trained, Licensed Staff

Fully trained and certified staff

When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Fox Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Fox Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Fox Pest Control.

DON'T INVITE A STRANGER INTO YOUR HOME

With Fox Pest Control you'll know who is coming.

Meet Our Team

  • Technician Brandon
    Brandon
  • Technician Isaac
    Isaac
  • Technician Josue
    Josue
  • Technician Jason
    Jason
  • Technician Latessa
    Latessa
  • Technician Melissa
    Melissa
  • Technician Manuel
    Manuel
  • Technician Maquel
    Maquel
  • Technician Robert
    Robert
  • Technician Raydel
    Raydel
  • Technician Trish
    Trish
  • Technician William
    William
 

Click to meet our whole team

Pestimonials

We had a wonderful experience with our technician. Weston was easy to talk to and explained everything well. Josh, who sold us the service, was very kind also. Not pushy at all. And very informative. Thank you. We look forward to working with you in the future.

Daniel W.
August 20th, 2016

My experience with Fox Pest Control has been the best experience I had with a pest control company. Technician, Harry, did a good job of going over the process thoroughly, ensure that I understood everything going on. I would recommend them to anyone looking for good, quality, fast, friendly, and affordable pest control services.

Kayla T.
July 8th, 2016

Fox Pest Control is beyond amazing, they are always there when you need them and their employees are super helpful! If we need them they come right away. They are very informative as well, they will explain everything that they are doing and why. If you need an affordable pest control service Fox is the way to go!

Alexis M.
June 27th, 2016

Read More Of Our Reviews!

  • NPMA
100% Satisfaction Guarantee

At Fox Pest Control our guarantee to you is 100% satisfaction. That's why we created our robust home protection plan. The barriers that we put into place to protect your home or business against pests naturally break down over time. Over the course of the year, we reapply treatments to maintain those barriers. If for whatever reason any new pest problems do arise, call us and we will take care of the problem immediately and at no additional charge. Immediately means just that, immediately – not when it’s convenient for us.

Your home is your largest investment. Let Fox Pest Control protect it against pests in Midland & Odessa!

About Us

Midland & Odessa Pest Control & ExterminatorsFox Pest Control proudly provides expert pest control and bed bug control in Midland & Odessa. We have helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems and look forward to putting over 8 years of experience to work for you.

Fox Pest Control is a Midland & Odessa locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.

Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Fox Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Midland & Odessa pest issue.

Fox Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Midland & Odessa. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.