Mice have the skinny on home invasion. They can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime. Rats can squeeze through spaces the size of a quarter.
That fact makes it pretty tough to keep them out of your home. Mouse control is typically an overlooked service until you begin to hear, see or smell evidence of mice, which are unfortunately signs that the mouse population in your home is already likely out of hand.
Plus, when you factor in that a single female mouse can give birth to a dozen babies every three weeks, you’ll soon be asking yourself “How do I get rid of mice?”
Mice, the Unassuming Villain
In many of our favorite children’s books and family films, there always seems to be a mouse that we’ve come to enjoy for its charm, comic relief, or helpfulness to our favorite character. But in the real world, mice unintentionally pose a very serious threat to your home and family.
Mice infest around 21 million homes each and every year. The most common physical damage they do is chew on furniture, walls, floors and even electrical wiring. Once a mouse starts chewing through electrical wires, those exposed wires become a major fire hazard.
In regards to health concerns, mouse poop and mouse droppings, although small and unalarming, may be very dangerous to humans. Hantavirus is a potentially life-threatening disease spread to humans by mice after prolonged exposure to contaminated dust from their nests or droppings. Most people come in contact with such dust when cleaning attics, basements, garages, sheds, or other enclosed areas that have been empty for a long time.
Getting Rid of Mice
When it comes to getting rid of mice or killing mice, there are several different approaches.
First, PLEASE, never use poison of any kind in your home! If you’re trying to get rid of mice from your home, it needs to be done in a way that allows for removal of the dead mice. This means using traditional snap traps or live traps. Skipping this important step can lead to larger health problems.
When people ask us, “What’s the best way to get rid of mice or how to kill mice” We always respond by saying, “It depends…” The reason we respond that way is because it depends on where the mice are, how they’re getting into your home/building, how many there are, and what does the environment around your home look like?
At Erdye’s Pest Control, we understand that everyone’s mouse control needs are unique. Our plan of action is always custom to you and your home. If you might have an infestation at your home or business, contact Erdye’s Pest Control today to schedule your free inspection.
Our complete and thorough inspection includes confirming the infestation, how we think it happened, the entry point(s), and the extent of the damage. We’ll also tell you what steps need to be taken to resolve the issue, and how much we think it might cost.
Our methods are 100% effective and 100% safe and when it comes to the safety and protection of our customers and their property, we don’t cut corners. While we strive to be competitively priced, customer service is our highest priority.
It’s important to understand that getting rid of mice is a process, and can sometimes be a lengthy one depending on the individual case. While we do our best to resolve the problem quickly, please have patience. We don’t skimp on the services you need.
Once a mouse infestation is gone, the work isn’t over. You need to get rid of the mouse poop and mouse droppings from your home. Failing to sanitize and remove debris and fecal matter after an animal infestation can result in serious health risks.
The best way to get rid of the harmful elements in your attic is to have it professionally cleaned and restored. Safe insulation removal is done with our commercial removal equipment. We remove all of the harmful matter without any of it traveling through the living space of your home. This keeps your home free of harmful dust and feces.
Refer to our complete Sanitation Brochure for more information on Hantavirus and our complete service offerings, including important follow-up services such as sanitation, deodorization, and even re-insulation. Unlike most pest control companies, we are committed to serving you beyond removal and clean-up, to return your home to a truly safe and secure status.
Relax. We’ve got this.
There’s a reason we’re comfortable offering the absolute best guarantee in the industry.
All of our service technicians have been trained and certified for Wisconsin and Michigan. We offer completely free inspections so you know what’s going on inside your home and can then make an educated decision.
We pride ourselves on:
- Fast Response Time
- Dedicated, Prompt Technicians
- Efficient, Friendly Service