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Don’t let their tiny size fool you—from gnawing on electrical wires to contaminating food storage with their waste, mice can cause huge problems for Greater Tampa Bay area homes and businesses. When these small rodents invade your space, trust your local critter experts at Critter Control of Tampa to control, remove, and prevent them.

Discover what types of mice to look out for in the Tampa Bay area below, and what you can do to lower your chances of an infestation. Already found one of these whiskered invaders in your home or business? Contact us online or call us and solve your mice problems today with our team of trained technicians.

Types of Mice in Tampa

Thankfully, there are only two types of mice searching for the next home, apartment, or shop to invade in Tampa: the Florida field mouse and the house mouse. No matter what kind of mice find their way into your space, however, it’s best to leave the identification to the trained eyes of Critter Control’s experts. Without proper training or protective gear, you may misidentify the rodents in your home, or come into contact with their disease- and parasite-carrying waste and nests.

Florida Field Mouse

The Florida field mouse has large ears and brown and black fur, with a white underbelly. From nose to tail, they average around 7 inches in length. Not only can Florida field mice cause a panic with their appearance, but they carry a variety of serious diseases, such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, and more.

House Mouse

House mice are light gray in color, with white to cream-colored stomachs. Their bodies are 2.5-3.75 inches long, with tails 2-4 inches in length. They often attack stored foods in homes and businesses, such as grains, cereal, and more. In addition to causing allergies with their droplets, house mice carry salmonella and rat bite fever.

How to Prevent Mice in Florida

One of the best ways to solve a mouse infestation is prevent them from invading your home or business in the first place. Keep these unwanted guests out of your space with the following prevention tips from Critter Control of Greater Tampa:

  • Properly seal doors and windows
  • Fill cracks and holes in walls
  • Install filters and mesh in vents

Keeping your living space or business clean is also critical to stopping these whiskered invaders from raiding your kitchen or restaurant. Mice can survive on just a few crumbs, which could make consistently sweeping and vacuuming your areas the difference in preventing an infestation. Be sure to keep food stored in plastic, airtight containers as well—mice can easily chew through boxes and paper.

Signs of a Mouse Infestation

Wondering if mice are trying to make themselves at home in your space? Keep an eye out for the following signs of an infestation:

  • Chewed-up wires
  • Gnaw marks on wood
  • Torn-up insulation in the attic
  • Scratching noises in the walls

Schedule Your Free Mouse Inspection Today

While sealing your doors and keeping your kitchen free of crumbs and leftover food, it often takes more than do-it-yourself prevention solutions to completely safeguard your space from mice. Whether your attic is becoming a breeding ground for mice or your restaurant is turning into a rodent buffet, count on Critter Control of Tampa to get rid of mice with effective integrated pest management techniques, including permanent exclusion.

After we’ve taken care of your infestation, we’ll repair any damage and remove any signs of mice on your property. Don’t wait for these gnawing nuisances to infest your space—bring in the local experts from Critter Control of Greater Tampa. Schedule a free inspection, valued at $299, and we’ll solve your infestation. Give us a call, or contact us online to schedule your free inspection today.

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