When mice get into homes, they can create a wide range of mice problems, from contaminating your home to damaging your food. Mice will end up in the kitchen, looking for food, and will contaminate foods in the cupboards, kitchen surfaces and pantries by leaving significant amounts of droppings and urine. Some people get Salmonella poisoning, simply from mice crawling around on the counters or furniture, surfaces that we touch every day.
Not only do mice contaminate areas, mice can also cause significant damage to things like electrical wiring and other materials within the attics and walls of your home. They can damage insulation in the attic and can leave a mess of droppings to be cleaned up. It is important to take the proper precautions when dealing with mouse excrement and it is best to contact a Critter Control office in your area for services on repairing mouse damage and decontaminating areas of your home.
Typical locations for mice with homes are attics and basements. The common process for getting rid of mice in these areas of the home starts with inspection. Critter Control will identify the source of entry for the mice and harborage areas where damage from the mouse infestation is taking place. We inspect both the interior and exterior of homes in a thorough manner, in order to identify all points of entry.
Once we have identified all points of mouse entry, Critter Control will implement a mouse trapping and baiting program to quickly reduce the population of mice in the infestation. When the mice have been trapped, they will be removed from the home through a safe dead mice removal process. Then, Critter Control will seal all entry points to prevent any re-entry of mice.
After all entry points have been sealed and the mice have been removed from the home, Critter Control will use rodenticides (if allowed by the state) around the exterior of the home, in order to reduce the mouse infestation pressure on the house. Cleaning up mouse damage and excrement in basements and attics is also an important step of the process and should be carried out by a mouse professional.
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