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More Mice, More Problems

Tips for Keeping Those Critters Out!
Here in Michigan, we’ve been waiting a long time for spring to finally arrive, but now it’s finally here! Too bad humans are not the only ones who are glad that warmer weather is finally on the horizon.
Rodents, like mice, are busy preparing for breeding season. A typical female mouse can produce 5 to 10 offspring, which means a bunch of little mice to chew through cables, transmit pathogens, and generally wreak havoc on your home.
No, thank you!
While it’s a common misconception that mice are dirty (as a species, they’re actually quite clean and groom themselves often), what is true is that mice can transmit pathogens, diseases, and parasites that can do a lot of harm to humans. Whether it’s transmitting salmonella onto food or carrying ringworm, these little creatures can be far more troublesome than simply making a mess of your cupboards.
Signs to Look Out For
Thinking you might have a mouse problem? There are a handful of signs you can look for to see if you have an issue with rodents.
Check for droppings and/or the smell of urine. Mice droppings are small and dark, similar in size to peppercorns, and are one of the biggest clues that lend to the presence of mice. In addition, the smell of urine can also alert you to the presence of mice.
Gnawed holes, especially in the corners of cupboard doors and baseboards, are also something to take note of. As an animal of prey, mice tend to be timid, so check for these gnaw marks or holes in less-trafficked areas of your home.
Hearing scampering noises at night? While it’s unlikely that your house is haunted, it may be far more likely that you have rodents. The same can be said for the sudden odd behaviors of pets. If your animal begins to focus on a particular part of a room, you might want to consider checking for those gnaw marks we mentioned earlier. You may find that your furry friend is trying to alert you to the presence of mice.
I’ve Got 99 Problems and… Having Mice Might Be One
So, you’ve checked this list twice and confirmed your suspicions: you have a mice problem. Now what? Well, you have several options. The first is to be proactive. Make sure you’re keeping surfaces clean and free of food (especially in areas like the kitchen)– this includes pet food! When neither you nor your pet is eating, make sure to put away all food in well-sealed containers.
Once that is done, it’s time to close off any access points to your home that mice may be using. Because mice are small, they can fit through a hole as narrow as a dime, so sealing any holes or cracks in your home’s foundation, siding, windows, and baseboards will prevent additional pests from getting into your home (or for the same mice to be going in and out).
Then, you can set traps. Mouse traps come in a variety of options, so if you’re unsure which one is right for you, feel free to reach out to us at Presidio Pest Management. We can advise you on what types of trap you might want to consider (traps that kill versus traps that capture), where to put them in your home, and more. Getting rid of mice can be a stressful process if you’re not sure what steps to take. That’s why we’re here – to remove that stress from your shoulders and make the entire process as easy and efficient as possible.

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Amy Keogh
Amy Keogh
22:12 23 May 19
The owner and all of the employees who visited our home were very professional, courteous, and fast! High praises for the hard work they do. Thanks!read more
Mel Hawl
Mel Hawl
22:54 26 Apr 19
Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
Allie Dennis
Allie Dennis
15:39 23 Apr 19
Great service! Kind, professional, and trustworthy. We got our house sprayed for spiders and ants in the Fall and plan to use them again as Spring rolls around!read more
Larry Binion
Larry Binion
18:43 15 Apr 19
Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest!read more
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N A
13:41 25 Mar 19
Presidio is scheduled to provide service at our home. Thus far Bob has made himself readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns, even after business hours. We genuinely appreciate that. I feel confident that we've chosen a company that will get it right. Looking forward to their visit to our home.read more
Julie Widiker
Julie Widiker
19:39 01 Feb 19
This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
Sara DeNardo
Sara DeNardo
20:17 14 Jan 19
I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable. thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
Laura Gush
Laura Gush
10:44 09 Jan 19
Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick.... Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
Anthony Grochowski
Anthony Grochowski
00:37 04 Nov 18
We have been using Presidio for a few years now. From one house to another, 20 miles apart. We switched from using a big brand-name company and couldn't be happier with the results. They are professional, personable and thorough! They speak to us in layman's terms and help us to understand what it is they're doing to help. They give options and let us know exactly what we are getting, no surprises. We have three children and animals and are completely comfortable with the products they use. They've proven to be effective, time after time.read more
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