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What To Do About A Mouse Infestation In Your Deming Home

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Did you see a mouse in your house? This is every homeowner's nightmare. However, there's no need to worry; learning how to handle the situation will give you some sense of comfort. The Deming pest control professionals can help you every step of the way, from prevention to eliminating a full-blown infestation. 

Identifying A Mouse Problem In Your House

If you suspect a mouse infestation in your home, the easiest way to confirm it is by seeing an actual mouse. However, this is often not possible due to their nocturnal nature and expert stealth. Luckily, there are signs you can look out for to determine if you have an infestation. These signs include: 

  • Mouse droppings

  • Mouse urine

  • Mouse tracks

  • Scratching noises

  • Nests

  • Nighttime activity

  • Chewed food packaging

In addition to knowing the signs of a mouse infestation, knowing where they typically hide in your home can help you further confirm if you have an active infestation. Mice can be found in lofts, attics, eaves, kitchen cupboards, basements, cellars, electrical appliances, and wall cavities. 

The Dangerous Diseases Mice Are Known To Spread

To properly understand the dangers of rodents in the house, understanding the routes that diseases can spread is essential. Mice are known to be carriers of several types of pathogens that can lead to severe illnesses. Transmission of diseases usually occurs through the following routes: exposure to an infected rodent waste, including feces, urine, saliva, and nesting material, bites from an infected rodent, or handling of an infected rodent. Among others, mice can spread the following diseases: 

  • Hantavirus

  • Salmonellosis 

  • LCM

  • Tularemia 

If you want to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dangers mice cause in your home, it's best to contact pest control professionals immediately. 

Why It Is So Hard To Get Rid Of Mice On Your Own

While there are several methods of do-it-yourself mouse control, many issues come with such methods. The major problem is that they typically only catch a few mice in the infestation rather than every mouse. In addition, even if you get rid of all the mice through DIY methods, if you don't seal up every entryway that lets mice inside in the first place, more mice will simply move in and create a new infestation. Another issue is placing the mouse traps in the wrong places won't alleviate the mouse problem. All traps should be placed near the wall with the bait visible. Homeowners can also make the mistake of not using the correct bait. Mice are brilliant creatures and are often very cautious of things placed by humans. These will avoid anything human touch, so how you handle the trap and bait can impact if this method works. 

The Most Effective Mouse Control For Your Home

The best way to counter a mouse infestation is to contact a professional and have them enter the picture. Get in touch with Snowden Exterminating right away. We will begin with a thorough inspection of your property, including the interior and exterior. Once that has been completed, and we better understand your home's problems, we will develop a treatment plan to target specific issues. We will immediately begin using our decades of experience to decide which methods and products to get the best results. After this, we start the actual treatment. We will eliminate your mouse problem. 

If you notice a problem, the best way to get rid of mice is to have the professionals at Snowden Exterminating handle the situation. Contact us today!