How To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Crawfordville Home
December 15, 2022 - Mice
Pest control in Crawfordville is our specialty! We’re used to dealing with a wide range of pests, from insects to rodents and everything in-between.
One of the most common pests we see around town bothering residents and worming their way indoors are mice. Mice are so common in human settlements and so successful at making their way indoors that they’re often colloquially referred to as “house mice.”
We’ve put together a guide for keeping mice out of your house, as well as how to keep mice away from your property in the future.
How To Identify A Mouse Infestation In Your Home
Mice are excellent hiders and survivalists. Not quite known for their fighting ability, mice survive by running away from just about anything they perceive as a threat. For that reason, even homes with an active mice infestation may not present many opportunities to the homeowner to spot the mice themselves.
Thankfully, identifying a mouse infestation is still straightforward. There are plenty of signs of a mouse infestation that the average homeowner would do well to keep in mind. Here are a few:
- Disturbed food sources or trash area
- Mouse droppings in kitchen or laundry areas
- Small bits of splintered wood or plastic
- Small holes or cracks in the walls, usually near the floor
- Chewed or frayed wires
While these signs aren’t enough on their own to identify the details of a mouse infestation, they are – taken together – very useful in spotting one. If you’re encountering most of these, then you may well be dealing with an infestation of mice.
The Damage And Dangers Mice Can Create Around Your Home
Unfortunately, a lot of mouse identification comes down to assessing what kind of damages they’ve incurred against a homeowner’s property. Larger mice, or even smaller mice in larger numbers, may have a particular issue with chewing matter in the home. This is because rodents have teeth that have to be sharpened and maintained through usage. That need translates to a lot of property damage if an infestation is left unchecked.
Inside the walls, mice may cause structural damage to things like wiring and piping. Homeowners have for years reported incidents of mice, rats, squirrels, and other rodents costing them thousands of dollars in home repairs – or even injuries.
The Best Way To Get The Mice Out Of Your House
The best way to get rid of mice, simply stated, is to call in the pros. Mice may be individually easy to overcome – they are, after all, almost always small enough to fit in a person’s hands.
That said, a full infestation of mice is quite persistent, and probably can’t be challenged in any meaningful way by the average homeowner.
Mice also reproduce incredibly quickly, so the odds are really stacked against the property owner.
How To Prevent Future Mouse Infestations In Your Home
Preventing infestations of mice in the future largely comes down to mitigation. Rodents like mice are identical to humans in that we both seek food and shelter. Mice make their way into our homes for those two reasons above all else.
If you mitigate the factors that attract mice into homes, they’re far less likely to try establishing a foothold on your property. In turn, this will lead to less chance of an infestation taking hold.
Even if you’re not an expert on mouse identification, you’re now armed with all you need to know to stay sharp and observant. If you see any of the signs of an infestation, reach out to Florida Sun Termite and Pest today to retake your home.
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