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Are mice making themselves at home in your space? Has this been a recurring problem in your property despite the use of pesticides, traps, and repellents? Get a solution for these unwelcome guests with a comprehensive pest management approach provided by Action Pest Control.

Our way of solving mice infestations in Memphis allows us to deliver lasting results without relying on traps and pesticides. Reducing the physical and health risks that these methods pose to pets, people, and the environment. Contact us today to get a free inspection from our team.


Mice vs. Rats

What’s the Difference?

Both mice and rats are rodents. They share common features like small size, long and scaly tails, pointed snouts, and prominent ears. It is not surprising to confuse one with the other.

Here are the features that can help you determine whether you have a mouse or rat problem:

Size: The common house mouse has a smaller size (2.5 to 3.74 inches in length) while brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) can reach up to 9.5 inches in length (16 inches in length with the tail included).
Behavior: Mice have a curious nature and readily approach new objects. Rats are more cautious and tend to avoid anything unfamiliar until they become more comfortable.
Habitat: Mice have an easier time adapting and living in human environments by nesting in walls, attics, and basements. Rats prefer to live in burrows, sewers, and enclosed areas, including crawlspaces, cavity walls, attics, under porches, or boxed-in plumbing.
Droppings: Mice have rod-shaped droppings while rats have capsule-shaped droppings.
Proper identification matters for effective pest control since which trap or bati works better depends on whether you have mice or rats on your property. Action Pest Control can help determine your pest infestation problem through a FREE inspection. Schedule yours today!

The Impact of

Mice on Homes, Businesses, and Health

Here’s why you need to be concerned about having mice on your property.

Mice Can Spread a Variety of Diseases

Mice carry diseases and spread them on food, personal and dining items, and surfaces through their urine, droppings, blood, and saliva. They can also spread these indirectly when they carry lice, ticks, and fleas into your home or business.

Mice Can Cause Electrical Fires

Mice like to nibble on wires. Their nibbling causes damage that can cause the wires to overheat or spark, which leads to electrical fires. Some experts even believe that mice might be responsible for up to 25 percent of fire incidents with an undetermined cause.

Mice Can Contaminate Food

Mice are great at sneaking into homes and businesses and their food stores. This is thanks to their strong sense of smell that allows them to locate food through walls, doors, and containers. Once they get in, their urine, droppings, blood, and saliva can contaminate the food stored.

Mice Can Damage Your Property

Mice can cause damage whenever they build their nests, make their way around it, or find food. These include walls and insulating and waterproofing materials, making your building more vulnerable to damage by the elements. Your personal items, books, documents, and clothes may also not be safe since they will chew on fabric, paper, or plastic if they have to.

Why Traps and Pesticides Are Not The Solution

Traps and pesticides can work against your mice problem. These are not the best solution for your mouse infestations. Here’s why:
Traps Do Not Address the Root Cause of Infestations
Traps will catch some mice. If it is your only approach to a mice infestation, it will not solve your problem since it does not address why they are there in the first place.
Mice are capable of learning and adapting. Over time, they will become wary of traps and start finding alternative routes to avoid them.
Pesticides introduce harmful chemicals into your environment. Exposure to these chemicals can cause a range of health issues in humans and pets, from respiratory to neurological disorders.
Pesticides can harm beneficial insects, birds, and other organisms in an ecosystem, which disrupts the delicate balance of nature in the area. They can leach into the soil and water sources, which will cause further damage to the environment in the long term.
With these harmful effects of chemical extermination on your Memphis property, it’s important to rethink if the temporary relief it provides is worth the long-term effects it can bring to your health, pets, and the environment.

Integrated Pest Management by Action Pest Control

The Comprehensive Approach You Need

Action Pest Control deals with the limitations and hazards of chemical-focused pest extermination through integrated pest management. IPM or integrated pest management is an effective and sustainable approach to pest control through the use of a combination of control methods, allowing for minimal use of pesticides and ensuring long-term results.


The area is thoroughly inspected to determine pest species and population and identify the conditions contributing to the pest problem.

Physical and Mechanical Measures

Integrated pest management has an emphasis on taking proactive measures to prevent pest infestation before they occur. This involves implementing a variety of practices including sealing entry points, regular building maintenance, and exclusion techniques to keep mice out of your building or property.

Cultural Controls

This involves implementing a set of practices to make the environment on your property less hospitable to mice. Some of the controls include proper sanitation to keep it free of food debris that attracts mice and food storage practices that make it difficult for pests to detect and find food.

Biological Controls

Biological controls against mice involve the introduction of plant species that repel mice or inhibit their feeding behavior. Another biological measure is the introduction of microbial pathogens and parasites that can infect and kill mice without harming humans, animals, or microorganisms.

Use of Selective Pesticides

Pesticides are chosen based on their efficacy against mice and minimal risks to humans, non-targeted animal species, and the environment. It is only applied through spot treatments and baits to limit its impact on the targeted pests.

Ongoing Monitoring and Evaluation

In integrated pest management, ongoing monitoring and evaluation is done to assess the effectiveness and impact of control measures on the pest population and the environment. Adjustments are implemented as needed to achieve the pest management objectives while moderating the use of pesticides.

Choose Action Pest Control for

Mouse Extermination in Memphis, TN

Action Pest Control is a locally owned and operated business since 1982 and has helped countless residents, businesses, landlords, and property managers with our pest and termite control services. With our EPA-approved methods, you can rest assured human and animal health are safe in the short and long term.

Take control of the infestation and keep mice out of your property for good. Contact us today for a visit from our team to the situation of your Memphis property and provide you with a customized approach for mice extermination. Schedule your free inspection with Action Pest Control today!