December 12, 2012
Each winter there is an increased threat of mouse infestations with the onset of the colder weather in Little Rock, AR. Mice are commensal creatures meaning they thrive in human environments. So it’s no wonder that when the temperature drops, mice begin to seek warm places that offer food, shelter and water to keep themselves and their offspring safe and sound.
We have been discussing a lot about mouse nests recently with everything from how to identify a mouse nest to the common places where you may find a mouse nest in your Arkansas home. But we didn’t want to forget to mention that there are also many uncommon locations where a mouse nest can be found.
A mouse nest is built mainly to protect the offspring and they are built out of materials nearby including fabrics, furniture stuffing, grass, twigs, and cardboard. Here are six uncommon places where you may find an established mouse nest in or near your Arkansas home or business:
Car engine or trunk
Refrigerator drip pans
So, what are you to do if you have located a mouse nest in one of these locations? Since mice carry and can transmit several diseases including the potentially fatal Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, it is important that you contact the Little Rock pest control pros to get rid of mice rather than attempting to do it on your own. Of course it is a good idea to implement a few preventative measures as well such as sealing off all exterior cracks, holes and gaps and making sure that you do not leave food debris behind (a sink full of dirty dishes is enough to attract these and other pests). But when it comes to an infestation of mice, leave the hard work to the pest control pros!
At McCauley Services we offer Arkansas pest control in Little Rock, Hot Springs, Fayetteville and throughout our state a pest protection plan that will get rid of existing mice and prevent future infestations from occurring. To learn more about how to protect your home from mice this winter and all year round, simply contact us today!