Your home is not a hotel and therefore mice should not be allowed to treat it like one. When the cooler weather comes around, mice all across the country start to look for places to hunker down in for the winter.
Finding mouse droppings around your home is a major clue that you have a furry friend somewhere in your home. These droppings are commonly spotted behind appliances, in cabinets, and on floors. Mice will leave behind droppings as they travel throughout your home foraging for food.
Mice are active at night, so if mice are in your home, you will hear scratching-like sounds as they travel above you in the attic or behind your walls.
If mice are in your home, you may notice an ammonia-like smell, especially in small, closed-in spaces like closets, cabinets, and drawers.
Mice are very dangerous to have living in your home. They carry a variety of diseases that can make you and your family very ill, including Salmonellosis, lymphocytic diseases, and many others. Mice will contaminate your food and food prep areas with their urine and feces. They will also damage the structure of your home by chewing through wires, pipes, insulation and drywall.
What To Do
First, we are going to start with what you should not do. Do not attempt DIY pest control techniques to rid your home of a mouse problem. The most common way homeowners try to control mice is by using mouse traps. However, mouse traps are not a great way to get rid of the mice in your home. While they may get rid of the one or two mice currently living in your home, they don’t take care of the route of the problem which is how the mice are entering into your home.
If mice have taken up residence within your home, you should immediately contact a professional pest control service. Professionals have the experience and technology to safely eliminate your current mouse infestation and then locate the areas that are allowing them inside. By implementing exclusion techniques and having year-round pest control services to control problems with mice and other pests, you can be sure that mice will no longer be a nuisance within your home.
What pests are invading your Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, Odessa, & Tampa, FL home or office? Call Liberty Pest Management at 813-961-2627 for fast, effective rodent control services.