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The Trick To Keeping Mice Out Of Your Waldorf Home

November 15, 2021 - Mice

Mice can be a common problem in Waldorf homes thanks to their honed skills that enable them to live alongside humans and find their way through minuscule openings. The trick to keeping these critters out of your house is to engage in proactive prevention and enlist help from the professionals at Mike's Pest & Termite Control.

Common Rodent Invaders

There are several rodent invaders common to the Waldorf area that you may see in your home and business from time to time. The most often seen are rats and mice, though squirrels sometimes make an appearance. It is incredibly dangerous to have any kind of rodent in your home or business because not only are these pests terrible for your reputation and peace of mind; they can bring with them a significant risk of disease.

Rodents are known to carry illnesses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, tularemia, and salmonella. They may also cause significant property damage by gnawing through wires, bricks, and wood and can introduce parasites such as fleas, ticks, or mites into your home or business.

Because rodents have a long history of human dependency thanks to centuries of evolution alongside humans, they have grown accustomed to living near human civilization and scavenging their food, water, and shelter. These life essentials are why rodents will enter your house through any gap or crack they can find. Additionally, rodents can fit through incredibly small holes that are no larger than a quarter, or in the case of mice, a regular-sized pen, which can make them difficult to keep out of your house.

Rodents are highly adept at disappearing into the hardest-to-reach areas of your home or business. They can multiply quickly, making it difficult to get rid of an entire infestation on your own, despite any traps or over-the-counter methods you use. Directly coming into contact with rodents is also dangerous due to the many diseases they carry. 

The safest, most effective way to get rid of rodents is to contact the professionals at Mike's Pest & Termite Control. We will provide targeted solutions and easy removal, so your home can return to being completely rodent-free.

Preventing Rodent Infestations

A great way to keep rats and mice out of your home or business is to follow prevention tips, deterring these pests from stepping foot onto your property in the first place.

  • Make sure to properly seal all trash and food waste from your home or business in airtight bags. Dispose of trash promptly in a trash can or dumpster with a tight lid, as the odor from trash and food are major attractors of rodents. You should also clean up food and liquid spills as soon as they happen.
  • Invest in a chimney cap for your home or business to keep out any rats, mice, or squirrels that may try to enter from the roof. Also, inspect your property's windows, doors, and foundation and seal up any gaps or cracks with a rodent-proof material like hard cement.
  • An ongoing relationship with the professionals at Mike's Pest & Termite Control can help deter any rodent that attempts to get into your home or business, thanks to the tailored treatment plans and in-depth inspections that our experts offer.