Huntsville Mouse Species
Huntsville, AL, supports populations of jumping, deer, and house mice. True to its name, the house mouse is the most likely to be found in area homes. The pests typically have five-inch-long bodies with gray, brown, or black fur and cream-colored undersides. The long whiskers around their pointy noses aid in navigating through tight spaces. Each mouse also has a pair of tiny, black eyes, large ears, and a hairless tail. Their bodies are smaller and darker than those of rats, although these pests share many traits. Upon reaching full maturity, adult mice weigh about one ounce.
Problems with Mice
Mice are known to hang out in stored boxes and are often brought into homes inadvertently. Due to their ability to eat many foods and survive for long stretches of time without water, it can be tough to deter these pests. Mice produce 25 to 60 young per year and can cause Salmonella poisoning when they contaminate food or water with their waste. Although not always visible to the naked eye, the pests’ fecal and urine stains can be seen with the help of a black light. Ring worm, tapeworm, and ticks can all be passed to humans and pets through mice as well.
Mice leave evidence of their presence by damaging food containers, tearing upholstery, and leaving droppings. To prevent the pests from coming indoors, avoid keeping windows or doors open for long periods of time. Any gap a fourth of an inch or larger near air ducts, piping, or roofing can also be used by mice to infiltrate homes.
Mice enjoy hanging out in cluttered kitchens and seldom-used storage rooms. As a result, cleaning up food scraps and organizing messy rooms can deter them.
Mouse Exterminator in Huntsville
Snap-style mouse traps, multiple-catch treadle door traps, and glue boards can be effective methods of dealing with house mice. However, populations of house mice are best dealt with by trained professionals.
Excluding mice from homes is a tough but necessary task. Even after homeowners or technicians remove an infestation, the same conditions that attracted these rodents are likely to draw more.
Wildlife control experts can do a thorough home inspection to find and fix problem areas and avoid future mouse issues. Not only do Critter Control specialists have up-to-date tools and extensive knowledge regarding mouse behavior, they are educated in humane methods of house mouse removal that keep homeowners safe.
Common Wildlife Issues in this Location
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics:
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
We provide trapping & removal services for the following types of animals:
- House Finches
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
- Bird Control & Municipal Animal Control
Wildlife Control Reviews
Our current technician is very good. He always calls us the day before so we know when he is coming. He also has done a very good job keeping pocket gophers in check.
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Mike did our service today. He was awesome! He addressed and resolved a couple of critter issues we were having. It's really helpful to be reminded when he was coming and texted me when he was on his way. Thank you for the great service!
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We appreciate that your company was able to rid our property of the squirrel activity that we observed. We were concerned that the squirrels would dig under the foundation of our house (which had happened to a neighbor in our area).
Thank you for doing what you said you would do to eliminate this squirrel activity.
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We personally have a bad infestation for a while, Critter Control has been stellar in the customer service/ communication department, We are still working on the infestation but CC has been absolutely above and beyond our expectations with some of our projects hurdles.
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It has been very effective at reducing the number of mice, lizard, and snake sightings. During one visit Edgar removed a rattlesnake he came across. We may see a snake maybe two to three times during the spring and summer months, but it has been far less than before.
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Melinda is a true professional. She has helped us maintain a "critter-free" home. Whenever a mole decides to visit our property, she is right on top of it. Her recommendations about mosquito control made a big difference for my boys to be able to enjoy our backyard.
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Have been using for almost 10 years after a record rat invasion. The help I had back then was like a super-helpful friend taking a few weeks to rid me of that invasion. Over the years I have had a few other representatives. They are always nice and helpful.
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Very informative and very knowledgeable staff in the field. Also they keep you up to date of how things are progressing.
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On recommendations from a nearby pest control company, I called Critter Control for suspicious bat droppings
Madison came out the same day to do an inspection. She was knowledgeable, thorough, and highly professional. She examined the ‘matter’ that had been scattered on my threshold and thought it was foliage. But she then asked to go up to my attic space where the bats could be roosting. She had to walk up 3 flights of stairs with a heavy ladder. She again spent some time searching all the nooks and crannies and found nothing.
She seemed so interested in her craft, it was truly inspiring to see! She reassured me and is writing up a prevention strategy for my appraisal. She charged me NOTHING!! I am so impressed. We need more Madisons in this world!
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Daniel did a great job pigeon proofing. We have a huge pigeon problem in our neighborhood and the pigeons were roosting in the gutters of my house and my two next door neighbors, who also had nests in their gutters and under their air conditioner. Pigeon poop filled our gutters, and was piled on the outside floor when I bought the house. Since Daniel's pigeon proofing, and my neighbors also pigeon proofing their gutters, fireplace chimney, air conditioners, and removal of nest, I rarely see pigeons any more. Only the lovely native sparrows, robins, vermillion fly catchers, and mourning doves visit our property now.
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