How To Tell If It's Mice In Your Home

house mouse in pantry

Mice are a type of rodent that is small and fur-covered. They have oval bodies, triangular heads, a pointed nose, round ears, and a long tail. Mice are gray with cream-colored stomachs. Although there are dozens of mouse species around the world, the most abundant type in Savannah is the house mouse. As their name suggests, house mice are the most likely to move into a manufactured structure. House mice live within a rigid social hierarchy and build their nests in dark, secluded areas. They are nimble climbers and can jump up to one foot high. That is equivalent to the average human jumping ten feet into the air! House mice can and will eat anything that can provide nutritional value, though they prefer seeds, fruits, and grains. For pest control in Savannah, reach out to Prestige Pest Control.

You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick

House mice can cause a lot more than annoyance. They are filthy creatures that carry many diseases. These diseases can be spread throughout your Savannah home and transmitted to you without ever coming into direct contact with a mouse. House mice contaminate food and cause food poisoning, but even more alarming, their droppings and urine can make you sick. Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children and worsen asthma symptoms. Additionally, those that already suffer from allergies or asthma can experience severe flare-ups when inhaling dust that contains dried mouse feces. Furthermore, mice also carry fleas, mites, ticks, and lice into your home. Mouse-borne illnesses can be especially hard on the elderly, very young, and the immunocompromised.

How To Prevent Future Mouse Infestations In Your Home

Seeing house mice in your Savannah home is an obvious issue, but there are many more subtle red flags, such as:

  • Hearing mice in the walls.
  • Gnaw marks on furniture, molding, and packaging.
  • Rod-shaped, brown mice droppings, which might be either soft and moist or dried and hard. 
  • Oily rub marks on walls along which mice travel. 
  • The odor of house mouse urine.

If these red flags are not yet present in your Savannah home, employ preventative measures to keep mice away. To keep mice out of your Savannah home, seal all holes and cracks with silicone-based caulk or steel wool. House mice can fit into a gap the size of a dime! Keep areas clear of clutter to eliminate mouse hiding places—store food in sealed glass or metal containers that mice cannot chew. Lastly, frequently sweep and clean surfaces and avoid leaving out food or crumbs. 

The Best Way To Get The Mice Out Of Your House For Good

The best way to get rid of mice in an active infestation is to work with  Prestige Pest Control. At Prestige Pest Control, we have over three decades of experience and knowledge to expertly take care of all pest issues. You are guaranteed quality pest control with our EPA-approved treatments and free inspections. Call Prestige Pest Control today for peace of mind and a job well done!