Seeing a mouse skip across your kitchen floor can be very unsettling. They are fast and it’s difficult to really get a good look at the rodent before it ducks under your fridge or sofa. Just knowing there is a furry little creature living in your home, chewing on things, and possibly even in your pantry can make it difficult to think about anything else. What is worse is not knowing if it is a single mouse or a full mouse infestation. If you see a mouse in your home and are worried that you may have a bigger problem on your hands, keep an eye out for rodent evidence in a few key areas and give a trusted pest control service a call to get a professional’s opinion.
Where to look
After seeing a mouse, look around for more evidence to try to figure out how big of a mouse problem you have. If you have a cluttered garage, take a flashlight and pull a few things away from the wall and see if you can find any piles of droppings. Do the same in the attic or basement. You don’t have to go on an hour -long hunt, but if you find a significant amount of dropping or chewed up, nest-like material in these places, you may have an infestation. Another thing you can try is putting out a few traps in areas that are out of the way of your family but where the mouse would come across it. If you catch the rodent and you never see another one or any evidence that a mouse is in your home, then all is well. But if the mouse proves difficult to trap or you are able to trap it but you continue to see rodents in your home, your next step is to call in a professional pest control service.
Mice are always looking for food and most kinds of packaging will not stop a determined mouse from getting into your food items. They will destroy boxes, packages, and plastic bags to get to anything that smells like food. If you unknowingly eat food that has been exposed to a rodent, you could be at risk of inhaling harmful bacteria that could lead to diseases such as listeria, salmonella, and strep infections.
What is more is that rodents also can multiply quickly. Mice can have up to fourteen babies at one time. If you wait too long to address the rodent issue, you could be dealing with an enormous rodent infestation in a very short period of time.
Pest pro in San Diego County
If treating your home for a mouse problem hasn’t worked, call a pro to get the job done swiftly and safely so you can get back to life as usual. A pest control technician will not only address the mouse problem, but they will also identify and repair any found entry points the mice are using to enter your home. After the mouse infestation is completely eradicated, you will have several follow up inspections to make sure the mice have really been cleared out of your home for good. If you live in San Diego County and want the absolute best rodent control, give Nixtermite a call today.