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Why Do I Have Mice in Langhorne, PA?

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Do you see evidence of mouse activity in your home? You’re not alone. Several homes in Langhorne, PA and many as homes in Bucks County experience mouse infestations. Mice are nocturnal pests, that are frequently not seen during daylight and seem to “come to life” when it becomes dark. Their presence can be both unpleasant and frustrating when they make their way into your house. They are masters at getting into homes and can enter through gaps as small as one quarter of an inch due to their collapsible bodies.

 

How can I tell if I have mice?

Mouse Removal in Bucks County

Although mice are quick and move around while most of us are asleep, they naturally leave behind clues to indicate their presence. Check for the following signs:

  • Evidence of mouse droppings left in areas that they have visited. Droppings resemble dark grains of rice.
  • Damage to food packages, leaving visible holes where they have gnawed through.
  • Actual sightings of mice. This is unlikely but not impossible.
  • You are hearing scratching at night time. If you are hearing scratching during the day, it is more likely to be squirrels.

If any of the points above match what you see in your home, you likely have a mouse infestation. You can schedule service online for fast technician dispatch with Cooper’s One-Time Mouse Removal Service. Same day or next day service is often available. Order service for our One-Time Mouse Removal Service online today!

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Why are there mice in Langhorne, PA?

The two most common types of mice in the Langhorne area are the house mouse and the white-footed mouse. According to the Pennsylvania Mammal Atlas, “They [white-footed mouse] cache food in autumn, carrying seeds in their cheek pouches to chambers beneath logs and stumps. They breed from March through October; the three or four annual litters have 3 - 7 young apiece.” The routine change of season and natural vegetation that exists in Bucks County create an ideal environment for their inhabitance.

White Footed Mouse in Pennsylvania

The house mouse is abundant in Bucks County, including Langhorne, PA. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, “the house mouse is an Old World species inadvertently brought to North America by European settlers. It inhabits Pennsylvania statewide, living in and near houses.” Like the white-footed mouse, the house mouse feeds on grains and seeds in the wild. However, when they enter your home, they prefer bird seed and dog food.

 

Can mice harm me?

The house mouse can pass the Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis virus to humans. Also referred to as “LMCV,” this illness is caused by exposure to urine, feces, or nests created by infected rodents. Inhalation, ingestion, or physical rodent bites can transfer LMCV to humans. Humans have not been known to transmit LMCV to other humans. According to the Center for Disease Control, symptoms can include fever, malaise, lack of appetite, muscle aches, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Other symptoms appearing less frequently include sore throat, cough, joint pain, chest pain, testicular pain, and parotid (salivary gland) pain. The mortality rate is less than 1%.

The best thing you can do to avoid any negative effects from mice infestations is to take preventative measures to keep them out of your home. If you see mouse activity, acting quickly will reduce the risk for the potential spread of various health risks.

 

How can I get rid of mice on my own?

Getting rid of mice on your own can be futile without the proper knowledge of mouse behavior and biology. There are several preventative measures that you can take to reduce the likeliness of mouse infestations.

  • Reduce clutter in garages and basements.
  • Move stacked firewood as far from your house as possible.
  • Check garages doors for gaps along the base and corners. Seal any gaps that you find.
  • Avoid dense landscaping up against the foundation of your home.
  • Eliminate food sources such as bird seed and dog food left out overnight, crumbs under places like stoves and dishwashers, and dishes left in the sink overnight.

 

Where can I find the best mouse removal near me in Langhorne?

Cooper Pest Solutions is the leading pest control company in Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, including Langhorne, PA. Our approach to rodent control is based on science and uses minimal pesticides to achieve maximum results. All Cooper technicians are state-certified and receive several weeks of training with our in-house Doctor of Entomology, Richard Cooper. The Cooper bar is set high, with significantly more training than other local and national pest control companies. We are a second generation, family-owned business providing pest control to our communities since 1955. Our awards and accolades include the Best of Bucks County 2017 for the Courier Times and the Intelligencer, as well as a Best Place To Work 2017 and the HomeAdvisor Elite Service award. To learn more about our awards, click here.

 

Cooper Knows Mice

Mouse extermination in Langhorne is best accomplished by eliminating the activity that is present in the home with rodent baiting programs. Our rodent control method involves the placement of baiting stations based on the unique needs of your home. Mice enter the tamper-resistant bait stations to feed and then exit the device. It may take up to 1 or 2 weeks to see results. Since mice are curious animals, and they should investigate our bait stations within a few days. Mice that feed on the bait do not die immediately. It takes several days for the materials to work. Mouse removal in Bucks County can be achieved with Cooper’s professional services.

One-Time Mouse Removal Service

Cooper’s One-Time Mouse Removal Service is a reactive treatment to control the current mouse activity within your home. This service is not a good fit for clients who are interested in preventing mouse activity or sealing holes where mice are entering. This program includes coverage for 90 days with unlimited services calls within this time period.

Getting rid of mice is now easier and quicker than ever. Schedule and pre-pay for the One-Time Mouse Removal Service online to receive a concise quote and book service when it is convenient for you. Order the top mouse service in Langhorne today!

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Home Traditional Plan

Cooper’s Home Traditional Plan is a quarterly maintenance service meant to protect your home against over 20 common household pests including mice. One of our highly skilled, state-certified pest control professionals will visit your home 4 times per year to examine for undetected pest activity. If the pest management professional finds mice, regardless if you were aware of their presence or not, they will place bait stations accordingly. Unlimited service calls are available in between the quarterly visits if any problems arise.

 

Home Intensive Plan

Our Home Intensive Plan is designed to provide preventive pest and rodent control for your home, year round. This service is best for homeowners who need the sealing of holes around their home to keep rodents out. This is the only program that Cooper provides to perform this service.

This is our most popular service for homeowners. The service plan includes four preventive services per year. Each service is unique and will be accompanied by a detailed 30-point inspection report with detailed findings as well as providing you with important recommendations for your home. Each year you will receive three exterior maintenance services (March – November) and one interior service (December – February). The winter service will focus on the interior of the structure and is geared towards rodents and other pests that may live within the structure. Unlimited service calls are available in between the quarterly visits for all covered pests if any problems arise.

 

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