You'll Need More Than Traps To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Savannah Home
October 30, 2022
Few things will make a grown man jump and run like a little mouse! A man or woman can be working in the garage when a mouse makes a surprise appearance, and suddenly that person is running out of the garage shouting: "there's a mouse in here!" No one wants a mouse in the house!
If you suspect you have a mouse living in your home, or if you have seen a mouse, you need the Savannah pest control team from Prestige Pest Control. For over 30 years, our dedicated members have getting mice out of homes so owners can have peace of mind; we know how to get the mice out of your home too!
Clear Signs Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Home
While we are sleeping, mice are foraging for food; when we are awake, they stay hidden. You may not see a live mouse in the house, but that does not mean they are not present. If you suspect there are mice, look for these signs:
- Grease spots: The oily fur of mice leave a mark when they brush against a wall or an opening.
- Fecal matter: Mice eat about 10 to 15% of their body daily and leave 18,000 rod-shaped pointed pellets annually.
- Tracks: Mice leave four-toed front feet and five-toed hind feet prints.
- Odor: If you have a significant mice problem, you may smell the urine they leave along pathways to communicate with each other.
- Damage: Mice chew packages of seeds and grains as they attempt to access the food.
- Trails: Mice create paths to food sources and leave partially eaten food, droppings, and grease marks along the way.
- Burrows: Mice make nests near food sources in insulation, rags, or finely shredded materials.
If you see these signs, you have a mice infestation in the house and should not delay having them removed.
You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick
It is tempting to think that mice are not a problem as long as they don't bite you, but there are several diseases mice carry that can infect humans without touching the mice. For example, house mice carry leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), tularemia, and salmonellosis.
Ways you may contract diseases from mice include:
- Fecal matter: Mice deposit droppings and urine as they travel and contaminate surfaces. Unless disinfected, the contaminated surfaces pollute food in contact with the area.
- Saliva: When mice chew on food products, their spit on the packaging can spread bacteria and viruses to the person who handles the product.
- Hitchhikers: Infected fleas and ticks latch onto mice to feed, and when the mice enter homes, the insects leave and look for new hosts and spread diseases.
- Shedding: As mice walk across surfaces, pathogens on their fur fall off and contaminate surfaces.
Considering the problems they can bring to your home, it is good to have a healthy fear of mice!
Why Mouse Traps Aren't Enough To Get Rid Of An Infestation
Mouse traps can kill mice and reduce the population, but they will not get mice out of the walls. These snares do nothing to eradicate the nests in the home. The infestation will continue unless you stop the mice from reproducing and growing their colony inside walls.
Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Mice In Your Home
The best way to get rid of mice is to use our pest control professionals from Prestige Pest Control. We will inspect your home, find entry points, determine the best strategy for extracting the rodents, and work with you to stop future infestations. Contact us today to request your free quote.