Halifax Pest Control: Do Mice Eat Insects?

Halifax Pest Control: Do Mice Eat Insects?

To some people, mice are cute little furry creatures, and to others, they may cause an immediate frightening response. No matter how you feel about mice, you don’t want them in your home. This time of year, mice are looking for a place to call home to wait out the cold winter weather, and your home may offer the perfect spot. If you have noticed any signs of mice in your home, contact our Halifax specialists in rodent removal today!

Keeping Insects Away

You may have heard rumours that mice eat insects and that if you have some in your home, they can help by keeping bugs at bay. While some mice eat insects, this is not the best way to cure your insect problem in your house. Here at Truly Nolen, we offer unbeatable prevention and removal of insects and rodents for your home, so there is no need to entice mice inside!

Opportunistic Eaters

Some mice do eat insects, but not all do. House mice may eat insects on occasion, by it is far more common for deer mice to eat them because they live outdoors. However, all types of mice are opportunistic eaters and will take advantage of a snack if it comes along. 

Although insects are not an integral part of a mouse’s diet, they provide nutritional value and are readily available when other foods are scarce. For example, deer mice prefer seeds and fruit, and they will also feed on beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers, and other various insects. 

Chances are, insects in your home are not enticing the rodents in. The same attractions that draw insects into your home may also appeal to mice. For example, the foods that entice some insects may also attract mice. A good water source is also crucial to insects and mice, so some of the same measures at persuading insects to leave your home may also be effective for mice. Our specialists at Truly Nolen offer insect and rodent services to help protect your home year-round. 

A Welcome Buffet

If mice make it into your home this winter, it isn’t the insects enticing them to stay. You may not realize it, but your kitchen pantry may offer mice a welcome buffet. Some of the most enticing foods for mice in a home include:

  • Chocolate
  • Seeds
  • Fruit
  • Cereal
  • Baking Supplies
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pet Food

To help deter mice from entering your home and feasting on your food, make sure packages are always sealed or placed in closed containers. Regularly sweeping and vacuuming can also help eliminate any crumbs that could potentially lead the mice to your kitchen. 

Always leave a lid on your trashcan so mice can’t get into leftovers, and be vigilant in cleaning up after your pet. After they are done eating, pick up food bowls and clean thoroughly. Also, be sure to store pet food in a sealed container. Never leave an open pet food bag in a garage, as this is an open invitation to mice and other rodents to come and feast!

Keep Your Home Protected

If you have concerns about mice in your home, contact our rodent removal in Halifax specialists today. We offer rodent inspection services, including an on-site assessment and free quote. Our Truly Nolen trained professionals combine advanced, proactive treatments to keep your home Truly Protected year-round.