What To Do About Mice Infestations In Savannah

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There are many pests that cause trouble for homeowners here in Savannah. Most species are at the very least annoying. Others pose a risk to human health or a threat to property. Mice are one of the few invasive creatures that are annoying, dangerous, and destructive. If you are dealing with a mouse infestation inside your Savannah home and you are wondering what to do about these pests, here are some things to consider today.

Signs Of Mice In Your Savannah Home

We think it is important that you know the answers to what do mice look like and what are the signs of mice inside area homes? Let’s start with what mice look like. The most common species of mouse in our area is the house mouse. This furry rodent has a plump small body, a blunt nose, black or red eyes, is dusty gray, has a cream-colored belly, and is 2 ½ to 3 ¾” long. Identify mice inside your home without seeing them by looking for fecal droppings, urine stains, holes through boxes of food, holes through walls, gnaw marks on furniture, torn up insulation, ripped fabrics, and shredded paper.

Can Mice In Your Savannah House Make You Sick?

When mice get into a home, they come with a lot of problems. One of the biggest problems mice pose to Pulaski residents is spreading diseases. These furry pests can spread disease in a few different ways. The first is by biting people. If you are ever bitten by a mouse with rabies, you run the risk of getting sick as well. The second way that house mice can get people sick is by rubbing their dirty bodies over countertops, tables, and various belongings. Finally, wild mice spread disease through their fecal droppings. You might find mouse droppings in your pantry foods, in the backs of cabinets, pantries, and cupboards, or around areas where mice are hiding.
If you have recently had a mouse infestation removed from your home, take some time to clean up mouse droppings from where these pests were hiding and causing trouble. While doing this, use protective gear like a face mask and rubber gloves. This will lower your chances of directly contacting sickness vectors.

The Safest Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Savannah Home

There are many methods homeowners use to get rid of mice. Many are either potentially dangerous or often ineffective. If you are looking for the safest and most effective method to remove mice from your Savannah home, your best option is to hire the professionals at Prestige Pest Control. Our team has the safety equipment, advanced trapping and baiting technologies, and training needed to properly deal with all different sorts of dangerous rodents. We would be happy to put our experience to work for you and your home. All you have to do is give us a call.

Natural Mouse Prevention Tips For Savannah Homes

Once you are certain that mice are out of your Savannah home, your next step should be to make sure they don’t come back. This is done by sealing holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation, eliminating sources of water build-up in and around your home, making sure your gutters are in good working condition, repairing damage to window and door screens, keeping your living areas as clean and tidy as possible, and storing leftover food inside air-tight containers.

Contact Prestige Pest Control today to learn about our simple and effective year-round rodent control or to have your pest-related questions answered.