You’re tired from a long day at work, snuggling into your warm bed, hoping for a relaxing night’s sleep when you hear the sound you dread most, the scamper and scurry of little feet. Sound familiar? Almost all of us will have had to deal with mice in our homes at one point or another.
This is the time of year mice will try to make their way into your home or business, as they are looking for warmth. The problem is once they are in, they want to stay. Experts say eight out of 10 homes house rodents. It is very common to have mice in a building, as they are able to squeeze through a hole the size of a dime and because they are hard to detect, mice can cause significant damage even before they are seen or come into contact with people. Given their rapid reproductive rate (a female can begin bearing a litter of six pups at just eight weeks of age); a mouse population can quickly get out of control.
Why you should be worried about mice:
- Mice are dirty animals that leave many dropping and can carry Hantavirus, ratbite fever, mites, ringworm and tapeworm. It’s important to have the contamination removed professionally because the health concern they carry can hurt pets and humans alike.
- They can cause rashes and infect the digestive system. Ticks are common carriers of lyme disease, which can be transmitted to humans and pets through a bite. Symptoms include fever, headache and nausea, which can last for years without early treatment.
Signs to look for that indicate mice in your home
- Droppings (dark in color and the size and shape of grains of rice)
- Footprints (to assess whether tracks are fresh, sprinkle the area with flour, if overnight the flour has been disturbed, it could very well be rats)
- Rub marks (rats have poor eyesight, so bump up against walls and skirting boards for navigational purposes, you’ll be able to spot the grime they leave behind)
- Strong smell of urine
- Mice build nests in small, cosy cavities, check behind fridges and under floorboards for piles of soft shredded materials
What to do if you think you have mice:
If you think you have mice in your home, it is important to call a professional as quickly as possible. It is important to be informed about the company you chose methods and tactics for removal.
Most pest control companies only control the problem- they don’t eliminate it. They will use poison and traps, a system that will require sometimes monthly trips to the home or business.
Poisoning and trapping can be harmful to both humans and pets. These methods also fail to provide a long-term solution and rarely keep up with mouse reproduction, even worse they leave mice to die within your walls and attic.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, eliminates the problem by clearing the home of mice, and then using prevention techniques will seal all potential points of entry around your home.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s process involves specialized tactics that will prevent future re-entry. Using a combination of screening and Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s wildlife exclusion sealant, the Wildlife Technician will seal all potential points of entry around your home. All entry points are then deodorized to mask any hormonal scents that may attract other guests.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s Wildlife technicians will advise cleaning and clearing tactics, like insulation repair and attic restorations, depending on the severity of the contamination.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control offers a lifetime guarantee on all work done.
If you are worried about mice in your home, give Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control a call today, at 888-592-0387.