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Miche Pest Control is a top rated, family owned and operated pest control company that provides exterminating services that get rid of mice and other pests from inside and around homes and businesses in Washington DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia. Our expert technicians get rid of mice fast, and use preventative methods to keep mice and other rodents from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - click the button below to get started, or give us a call today!

What Kinds Of Mice Are Common In Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia?

What are mice?

Mice are mammals and common visitors to our indoor and outdoor spaces. Over the years, mice have learned that our homes will more than likely provide them with their basic needs, making avoiding these pests difficult!

Like all rodents, mice have front incisors in their top and bottom jaw that grow throughout their entire life. To keep their teeth from overgrowing, mice constantly gnaw on objects, making them a damaging pest to have in our yards and homes. 

Some of the most common species of mice living throughout our greater DC, Maryland & Northern Virginia area include deer mice, house mice, and white-footed mice. 

Are mice dangerous?

Mice are well-known for causing many problems wherever they live, whether in the city, the suburbs, or an agricultural area. 

Mice have a high metabolism and are always searching for food. Mice feed on crops, gardens, landscaping plants, and lawns.

Their constant need to chew means mice will damage wires, pipes, cables, insulation, floors, electrical equipment, car parts, and lawnmower parts found inside our homes and garages. 

Health risks are also present wherever there are mice. They carry and spread bacteria and diseases that make people ill on their bodies and in their saliva and excrement. As they move throughout a house, they contaminate surfaces and food with things like salmonellosis, hantavirus, and leptospirosis. Also, their shed fur and feces can trigger allergies and asthma attacks in those susceptible.

Why do I have a mouse problem?

Because they are prolific breeders, mice can quickly take over any area where they discover food and shelter. Once drawn to our properties, it is easy for mice to find a way into our homes to escape cooler weather or to look for more food sources. These pests only need a space the diameter of a dime to squeeze through, and once inside, they move behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings to gather nesting materials and search for food.

Where will I find mice?

Mice are active year-round; they do not hibernate. They are constantly on the lookout for secluded shelter to protect them from the weather and predators. 

Some of a mouse’s favorite spots to place their dome or ball-shaped nests include:

  • Wall voids
  • Behind large appliances and cabinets
  • In the backs of cupboards
  • Attics and basements
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Woodpiles
  • Areas of dense vegetation and tall grass
  • Tree hollows and tree stumps

How do I get rid of mice?

The licensed experts at Miche Pest Control will help you to rid your property of mice. By partnering with us, you will have peace of mind knowing that our experienced experts will eliminate any mice from your property.

We utilize effective and modern pest control methods and products to control rodents and other common household pests living in and around your home or business. If you live in our Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, D.C. service areas, contact Miche Pest Control today to learn more about our rodent control services!

How can I prevent mice in the future?

Preventing problems with mice is difficult, but we want to help you guard your property against these rodents by offering these helpful prevention tips:

  • Remove fallen trees, woodpiles, and tree stumps from your property where mice can hide and nest.
  • Place tight-fitting covers over vents, seal spaces around utilities entering your home, and place weatherstripping around windows and doors to keep mice from moving into your home.
  • Seal holes that develop in the foundation, walls, or roofline of your house.
  • Inside your home, keep storage areas free of extra clutter and organized to cut down on hiding areas.
  • Use plastic containers with locking lids instead of cardboard boxes to store personal items. Mice can easily chew through cardboard.
  • Keep outdoor eating areas and grill areas clean and free of food debris.
  • Eliminate food sources by placing tight-fitting or locking lids on outdoor trash cans, maintaining gardens, picking up pet food, and removing bird feeders.

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