Do the Mice in my Home eat Cockroaches

Do the Mice in my Home Get Rid of Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are disgusting insects that carry disease and will make a mess of your kitchen. If there are mice already living in your home, you may be wondering if they can take care of the problem for you. Mice will eat cockroaches, but they aren’t effective enough to remove them entirely. And while mice may be cute, they are just as bad for your health. Mice urinate and defecate wherever they go, and they risk making you sick with disease. So, if you have a pest problem, it’s time to get professional help. Call Mouse Removal Toronto.

Mice are nocturnal little rodents that measure somewhere between 7 and 20cm long, tails included. These creatures weigh approximately 19 grams and have short, soft fur coats. The house mouse is the most common species in Ontario, which is grey or brown in colour with a lighter belly. The deer mouse is the second most common and can be identified by its bright white belly and feet. Both of these mice live to be about 2 years old and reproduce very quickly. As omnivores, mice eat all kinds of things. Fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains, fungi, dairy products, and insects are all part of a mouse’s diet.

Mice will happily feed on cockroaches, but they cannot be relied on to treat a cockroach problem. Cockroaches can be difficult for mice to catch and there are probably too many of them for any mice to eliminate them entirely. Mice aren’t hunters, either – they would rather feed on something more accessible like a bowl of pet food or an opened bag of bird seed. Eliminating a cockroach infestation takes a comprehensive approach that likely requires professional help, as well. If there are mice in your home, remember that these animals are pests, too – mice carry diseases, and they will damage your home with time.

If you’re dealing with both mice and cockroaches, it’s time to call an exterminator. Professionals are trained in pest removal and they have the tools necessary to get the job done right. What you can do to help involves maintenance and pest-proofing. Clean the kitchen thoroughly and store all pantry foods in sealed containers. Reduce as much clutter as you can and vacuum regularly. Fix leaky faucets and avoid leaving any food out overnight, even pet food. Then, check your kitchen, basement, and other areas of the house closely for potential entry-points and seal them appropriately. You can use silicone caulking to seal cracks and cap wall vents with steel mesh.

Cleaning and pest-proofing the home will help quicken the elimination process and prevent any more pests from getting inside. If you need help, note that Mouse Control offers guaranteed pest-proofing along with its removal services. Our technicians will check every nook and cranny of the house to find every weak spot and block them off effectively. Our pesticides also reach deep into the crevices where cockroaches are hiding and will eliminate them at every stage of the lifecycle. Call Mouse Control now: 647-496-0492.