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What It Takes To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Waldorf Home

November 15, 2022 - Mice

Are you hearing the pitter-patter of mice in your ceilings and walls all night long? If so, you are probably asking yourself how to get rid of these annoying pests. Not only are they irritating, but they can also create damage in your home by gnawing and chewing inside your home and carrying potential health risks. Whether you think you have a single mouse or an entire infestation, they can still be very dangerous in your Waldorf home. We recommend contacting the Waldorf pest control professionals at Mike's Pest and Termite Control.

How To Identify A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

When the population of mice in your home grows, it becomes easier to spot the tell-tale signs of an infestation. Mice are nocturnal creates, so signs of their activity can be subtle; however, here are some signs that you have mice in your Waldorf home

  • Scratching sounds in ceilings and walls
  • Mouse droppings
  • Urine pillars
  • Grease rubs
  • Mouse smells
  • Track prints
  • Damage to furnishing and food
  • Unusual pet activity
  • Live or dead mice
  • Allergies

Mice are a year-round threat and can enter your home in various ways, including holes along the roofline, vents, spaces around utility lines, exterior walls, and down chimneys.

Why Having Mice In Your House Is Such A Health Risk

Mice are some of the dirtiest pests that can infest your home. They can carry a variety of bacteria and other diseases that are spread by leaving urine and feces around houses. The following are diseases mice can transmit to humans: 

  • Hantavirus
  • Salmonellosis
  • E. coli
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV)

These diseases can spread to humans directly through handling dead or living mice and contact with rodent saliva, feces, urine, and rodent bites. While it is no secret that having a mouse infestation in your home is not good news, diseases carried by mice can also be spread to humans indirectly through ticks, fleas, or mites that have fed on the infected mice.

Why Mouse Traps Aren't Enough To Get Rid Of An Infestation

While mouse traps can help catch a solo mouse, they typically won't work on an entire infestation. Even though mouse traps are a popular method to eliminate mice, there are many opportunities to make mistakes. Some issues include handling mice bait with bare hands, using ineffective bait, placing traps in open spaces, putting too much bait, using the wrong trap, not changing the bait regularly, and underestimating mouse activity. While a trap can be helpful, it's relatively impossible for them to catch all the mice in your house. Mouse traps are typically effective temporary solutions for your mouse problem and don't guarantee complete treatments. It's better to contact a pest control professional who can remove the current mice in your home and block future mice from entering the house.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Mice In Your Home

Locally owned and operated, Mike's Pest and Termite Control has served Waldorf county for more than 20 years. When you have a problem with mice, nothing beats the services of a local, family-owned pest control company. We can tailor our services to your needs and provide services within 24 hours of your call. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, attention to detail, and dedication to your needs. When you choose Mike's Pest and Termite Control, you'll receive the services you need to take care of your mouse problems, and we won't quit until you are 100% satisfied. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection.