If you suspect you have mice on your property, time is of the essence as these small creatures multiply quickly and cause costly damage. One of the most common and detrimental pests, mice chew through walls, electrical cables, and food containers to get to their favorite foods. Mouse control services from Critter Control will eliminate the entire infestation, restore your property to its original condition, and show you how to avoid a future infestation.

Signs of a Mouse Infestation

A mouse infestation can be tricky to identify because mice prefer to come out at night. Confirming you have mice is the first step towards solving this problem. While you may not see these mice at work, they do leave some definitive signs, including:

  • Droppings: Mice leave behind small, dark pellets wherever they travel, such as along walls, in your pantry, on kitchen counters, and under sinks.
  • Scurrying Noises: Scratching and squeaking noises coming from your walls or ceilings at night is a sign that mice are busy with their destructive work.
  • Gnaw Marks: Mice have incisors that grow continuously throughout their lives. They gnaw through wood, wires, cardboard, plastic, and even metal at times to not only get to food but also to maintain their teeth.
  • Odd Pet Behavior: Cats and dogs will stare at a wall, paw under a refrigerator, or even bark when they sense mice are present.
  • Smudge Marks: When mice travel along baseboards or walls, they often leave dark smudge marks of dirt and oil along their path.
  • Foul Odor: When the urine of mice begins to accumulate, you might be aware of an ammonia smell.

If you’re experiencing any of these signs, a Critter Control inspection will confirm the infestation and the extent of any damage. Then, you will be presented with a custom pest control solution.

How to Get Rid of Mice

Mice are difficult to get rid of on one’s own, and it takes a professional to ensure that the entire infestation is gone. Any DIY process might ease the problem, but because of the speed at which mice reproduce, their numbers will grow again quickly.

Depending on the severity of the problem and the location of the nests, Critter Control puts together a custom mouse control plan of trapping and checking until all of the mice are gone. The process can take between one to two weeks to complete. Critter Control then sanitizes the infested areas and proposes exclusionary tactics such as sealing all gaps around windows, doors, and the foundation to lessen the chances of any future infestation.

Home Inspection for Mice

Critter Control has over 40 years of experience in assessing and ridding homes and commercial buildings of mice. The specialist who arrives at your door will conduct a full interior and exterior inspection to find nests, entry points, and damage. Then, you’ll be provided with an evaluation of the locations and severity of the infestation.

Mouse Traps & Mice Removal

Once the inspection is complete, the Critter Control specialist will create a custom plan for trap placement, bait usage, and mouse removal. All methods used align with Critter Control’s commitment to humane mouse pest control.

Mouse Control: Exclusion & Habitat Modification

Rodent exclusion, one of the best ways to prevent mice from entering your home, is crucial for lessening your chances of future infestations. Exclusion and habitat modification is the process of making your property less attractive to nuisance wildlife and eliminating their ability to gain access.

Critter Control will identify exclusion and habitat modification tactics specific to your property, and specialists are fully trained to conduct work, such as sealing gaps and covering vents and chimneys. Homeowners can play a vital role as well.

To best protect your property from mice in the future:

  • Repair all gaps around windows and doors as well as around pipes, vents, and cables.
  • Fix cracks in your foundation.
  • Trim vegetation close to your home that can act as a bridge for rodents to access your house.
  • Fix all leaky faucets in your home and eliminate outdoor standing water.
  • Clear your property of excess brush and debris to eliminate outdoor hiding places and nesting areas.
  • Keep your home clean and free of crumbs.
  • Store food in tightly sealed plastic containers.
  • Keep trash cans tightly sealed.
  • Reduce clutter and cardboard in storage areas such as your garage, attic, and basement.
  • Schedule an annual Critter Control inspection.

Recurring Rodent Removal Services

Long-lasting rodent control by Critter Control will provide you with assurance that your home is free of mice that not only cause costly damage but also expose you and your family to health issues that range from parasites such as fleas and ticks to diseases like hantavirus and leptospirosis, among others.

Mice have lived side-by-side with humans for thousands of years. They are not intimidated by our presence. Let Critter Control be your partner in keeping your home pest-free by returning to your home periodically to check on exclusion methods installed, make adjustments, and add any pest control for mice that may be necessary.

Critter Control’s dedication to humane and effective mouse control services and customer guarantee can provide you with the peace of mind you deserve.

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The house mouse is the most successful rodent in adapting to live with people. It is found almost anywhere people are, feeding on human food, sheltering in human structures, and reproducing at a remarkable rate. It is the most troublesome and economically important vertebrate pest, contaminating untold millions of dollars worth of food, damaging possessions, and causing electrical fires with its constant gnawing.

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