Don't let that cute little face fool you. Like any other insect or pest, mice require a learned process of elimination and control. Don't be misguided by how "simple" the products on shelves in hardware stores make it look. Removal is a very complicated process that can also be dangerous for homeowners and commercial properties.
Once they find their way into your home or yard, it is important to get them out as soon as possible before they cause extreme damage. Because their front teeth never stop growing, they become non-stop chewing machines to keep them a manageable length. Without constant chewing, their teeth will grow up through the upper roof portion of their mouths causing starvation and death. To satisfy their need to chew and survive, they will chomp their way through anything they can find. Mice can cause a huge amount of environmental degradation and cause severe damage to many parts of your home, attic, yards, storage sheds and vehicles in garages. Unfortunately, much of this damage isn't visible to you.
Common areas where you may find inside contamination from mice is in utensil drawers, under kitchen sinks, chewed open pet and human food packages in pantries, storage areas or garages and attics where Christmas decorations and seasonal items are stored. Their urine and fecal droppings contaminates these items and you, or a family member may unknowingly handle these infectious items, or a pet may ingest these.
Often a homeowner or untrained individual will use an ingestible poison called rodenticides to kill and control. Due to new laws the products found on store shelves are not powerful enough to stop a rodent population. Please don't use these poisons! Leave it to a professional.
Choosing the right method for the job is vitally important due to the significant variation and toxicity potential exposure to both humans and non-targeted animals.
Mice have very high birth rates and can turn into a breeding ground in a short time. In heavy cases, mice and their offspring's fecal droppings and urine create a toxic environment. This toxic environment is a health hazard to both humans and pets in a home. When this waste is soaked into wood or drywall it can encourage mold and attract other rats and animals. Over the years, rats and mice have been responsible for spreading serious diseases and illnesses.
Other than, the obvious visual sign of seeing a rodent run across a wall or floor, or piles of fecal droppings, wall scratching is always a cause for alarm. At this time, you need to determine if it's a raccoon, squirrel, opossum or rats and mice that may be lurking in the walls or attic. Every rodent has a profile that indicates his or her presence. Each rodent requires a different approach for control, repair and prevention. Allow us to help you by educating you on habitat modification techniques to protect your home from further invasions.
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