With winter finally settling in Oklahoma, chances are good that some homes have become the seasonal residence of mice. During this time of year, it is not uncommon to see these critters foraging for food and keeping warm within the confines of a home. Though these creatures are repulsive to many homeowners, they have several interesting habits and characteristics that make them daunting pests.
Mice are capable of eating up to 20 times a day and usually aren’t very picky about what the food source is. In most cases, mice will nest near food sources so they don’t have to travel far to get their next meal. Mice will eat a wide variety of foods including cereals and pet food, however, mice in the wild will often eat fruit and grains.
It is believed that mice are capable of entering a home through a home as small as a number 2 pencil in diameter. Because of their small size, mice can enter any entryway their head can fit through. Once a mouse has successfully entered the home, it will often widen the existing hole for easier access.
Mice are also excellent acrobats and will often be found in the most unexpected places. When jumping, mice can reach heights of nearly eighteen inches, then crawl vertically or upside down to reach their target destination. Mice can also navigate thin wires, often utilizing electrical wires to find entry to a home.
If you are dealing with a pest problem at your home or business, give us a call to start a no-obligation pest evaluation. The talented technicians at Arrow Exterminators can identify any type of pest and the best course of treatment to get rid of it. We’ll create a custom pest control plan to make sure we eliminate every single one from your home and keep them away for good!