Last Updated: June 2016
If you are like most people, it’s likely you do not want any mice in your home this winter. They are small, sneaky animals who leave unpleasant messes in your house including droppings and bite marks that you really would prefer to not deal with. To get rid of mice is just a whole other nuisance when dealing with it. Some people use traps or chemicals incorrectly to get rid of mice. If not done right, this can be ineffective, while in the process, these traps are interfering with your daily life, damaging your home, and the chemicals risks the safety of you family including your pets which is why it’s not recommended to do it on your own. After multiple attempts, you wonder if there are any simpler ways to get rid of mice to which the answer is yes. The answer comes in two parts, the first is for people who don’t yet require any mice control. To avoid getting mice in the first place take some time to analyze your house – or for an even more thorough inspection call a professional to check it for you and take preventative measures to keep the mice out. The second part is for people who now need pest control to get rid of mice. Contact a professional wildlife removal service to take care of it, quickly, efficiently and safely to avoid getting into a mess.
For when you’re unsure whether or not you have a mice problem, there are a couple signs you can look out for. Knowing these will help you determine whether you need to take preventative measures or control measures.
One of the more common signs people notice first when they are experience mice problems are the noises. Mice will gnaw or scratch on furniture, walls or other possessions of yours while inhabiting the home. You might even catch marks on these items including food indicating that the mouse has been there as the products show some damage. Another indication that you need to get rid of mice are the odors, messes and droppings that they are leaving behind. If you have mice in your home, you’re likely to find any of these. Little piles of material under where they have scratched and gnawed, or mice droppings which appear as little dark pellets on the ground mean that you are under the roof with some unwanted guests. If you happen to see the droppings, be very careful near it. A disease called Hantavirus is contracted by mice dropping and are contracted by humans when inhaled. Here are a couple other facts you may want to know about mice:
- Mice will make shelter out of available material around them. This includes cardboard pieces, paper or pieces of tissue
- Mice incisors are continuously growing. Domesticated mice have their incisors trimmed regularly
- Mice grow up to be about 2 inches long
- Mice can have an average of 8 young in their litter and have several litters a year
- Mice are nocturnal which is why they are hardly spotted during the day
- Mice have a history of chewing electrical wiring
Because the weather is colder now, mice will look for a warm comfortable space for shelter which makes your home ideal. To keep from welcoming them into your house do an inspection around the house. Check for small holes, or cracks where mice are likely to fit through and fill them. Keep the house tidy and free of food crumbs or accessible pet foods. Ensuring that your trash bins are kept shut and tidy will also help with raccoon control, another issue you do not want to be face with. To ensure that the entire house has been thoroughly checked, have a wildlife removal service do an inspection. They are trained to know where to look and what to look for when identifying where mice can get through. They will also be able to set up effective preventative measures so that you don’t have to get rid of mice in the future.
When conducting mice control, doing it yourself versus having a professional do it for you can mean the difference. As mentioned earlier, when performing DIY tactics, people must be aware that it has to be done right, otherwise a lot of things can go wrong. Setting up traps and putting out poisons to get rid of mice is ineffective and dangerous if not done correctly. Children and pets are at risk of ingesting something that could seriously harm or in even worse cases can lead to a death. This is why it is always a preferred option to call for professional mice removal service. Technicians from SOS Wildlife Control are trained well and will know how to appropriately set up traps not only so that the traps are effective but also so that the traps are set in up in a manner which keeps the household and the family safe. Before setting up the traps, the technician will ask questions to be as thorough as possible in assessing the situation. Both the inside and the outside of the house will be inspected to look for possible entrance/exit ways. Once the technician is aware of everything that they need to know, they will conduct the process to get rid of mice (also similar to the process of rat control).
When looking to get rid of mice, consider SOS Wildlife Control. We provide superior wildlife removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. If you’re looking to prevent a mice problem, and proof your home instead to avoid getting into a troublesome situation, we can do that too. Taking action before it’s too late will help eliminate animal damage repair costs. We can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection to help evacuate all your unwanted wildlife guests.