Mouse Removal Strategies
Don’t waste your time and energy on DIY mouse traps that won’t work. Instead, reach out to us for our mouse removal and mouse control services that offer a quick, effective solution. Other mouse removal services that homeowners can purchase on their own will only act as a short term solution. Hiring a professional like Trutech for your mouse control needs takes care of the problem much more thoroughly by sanitizing the home after trapping the creature. After all, mice are known to carry many dangerous diseases that you do not want spreading throughout your home. Call Trutech today for a mouse removal and a professional sanitization will give your family peace of mind.
Trust Trutech to take care of all of your mouse removal needs in the most thorough, humane, and environmentally cautious manner. There is no reason to wait any longer to handle your rodent prevention, control, and removal needs. Reach out to Trutech and implement our environmentally sound mouse control solutions and keep your home clean and safe for all of its invited inhabitants.
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Signs a Mouse is on Your Property
There is no animal quite like a mouse, when it enters a place where it is not invited, to give even the most animal-friendly people a major scare. Known as the most common house-infesting type of rodent, mice can survive just about anywhere. Whether they are in a bustling city, rural environment, or a cozy suburban home, a mouse can make its way wherever it needs to and snack on anything to survive.
Dangers of Mouse Infestation
A single mouse can leave behind 50 to 60 droppings in one night. Their excrement and general presence contributes to the spread of several diseases like salmonellosis, meningitis, ringworm, leptospirosis, and dermatitis. The pests also contaminate whole containers of food and gnaw on wiring, which puts households at risk of electrical fire.
Humane Mouse Removal & Control Strategies
Entry into property
Residential lawns and manmade buildings offer mice everything they need in terms of food and shelter. They get inside via cracks in foundations, siding, floors, and walls. Gaps around windows and doors are often large enough to provide mice entrance, as well. The pests also force their way inside homes from roofs. They reach those heights by way of trees or utility lines and enter buildings through vents or chimneys.
Trapping & Removal
Unfortunately, mice populations are difficult to control because of the pest’s agility and adaptability. Though many traps are commercially available to homeowners, individuals are better off contacting pest control professionals. Experts understand mouse behavior and effectively remove the pests from homes, as well as sanitize areas affected by infestations. If you know or suspect your home may be in need of mice control or mice removal, don’t wait! Call Trutech, we have a staff of Mouse Control Specialists who are fully licensed and insured. We are experts at mouse control, mouse removal and prevention of rodents in both residential and commercial areas.
Prevention & Exclusion
Regular sanitation goes a long way in reducing the possibility of attracting mice. Homeowners should wipe up spills as soon as they happen and vacuum often. Purchasing tightly fitted lids for garbage cans and rodent-proof containers for foodstuffs limits food availability. As house mice can squeeze through openings as tiny as a quarter of an inch in diameter, individuals must plug holes with cooper mesh or steel wool and use caulk around windows and doors. Additionally, homeowners should maintain yards by picking up debris and keeping grass trimmed short.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mouse bites can cause hantavirus, a serious respiratory ailment that can be fatal. This illness may also come from inhaling dust from old mouse droppings. Another disease that results from a mouse bite, rat-bite fever often leads to flu-like symptoms and a rash.
Leptospirosis is another flu-like illness carried in bacteria found in mouse urine. This bacteria can stay alive in water and soil for months. Without treatment, afflicted people are at risk for permanent kidney and liver damage, breathing problems, and even death. Other mice diseases include:
- Plague, a disease passed to humans bitten by fleas from infected mice
- Babesiosis, an illness spread by mouse ticks, which can be fatal for children and the elderly
- Salmonellosis, a bacterial infection that comes from foods contaminated by mouse waste
Sharing a residence with mice and other rodents can result in both costly damage and illness. At the first sign of their presence, homeowners should call Trutech for professional removal.
Without entering attics to conduct periodic inspections, homeowners may not detect mouse infestations until it is too late. The rodents breed rapidly and can cause widespread structural damage, as well as contaminate houses with feces and urine. By paying attention to the sounds and smells around the house, in addition to keeping an eye open for adult mice scampering around, residents can identify mice in the attic without having to climb up for a visual inspection. Hearing scratching, scuttling, or squeaking sounds coming from the attic strongly indicates the presence of as infestation. These sounds will be more prevalent at night when the animals are most active. Additionally, the pungent smell of feces and urine will pervade the top level of a house if mice are living in the attic.
Homeowners can deter the presence of mice in backyards by keeping a vigilant eye open for signs of mouse activity and then eradicating infestations as soon as they appear. As rodents dig up newly planted seeds and young plants from gardens and flowerbeds, property owners should regularly check these areas for signs of destruction. Mouse nests, which look like balls of grass and shredded plant fibers, may be found among the roots of shrubs, under piles of branches, or within secluded spaces like hollow logs and unused sheds. Since the presence of mice in backyards drastically heightens the possibility of indoor infestations, homeowners should take immediate action against outdoor populations.
Mice are mainly nocturnal but can be active during the day as well. Aside from seeing mice scurry about the house, homeowners can identify the presence of mouse infestations by looking for the other telltale signs the rodents leave behind. These may include droppings, greasy smudge marks, urine, and holes gnawed in walls and food containers. A single mouse can produce over 50 pellet-shaped droppings in a day, depositing them around their food sources and near their nests. Their oily, dirty fur also leaves greasy smudges when they rub up against walls. Deposits of urine often accumulate around mounds of dirt and grease. Mouse holes can be identified by tiny tooth marks and collections of wood chips where small cracks in baseboards, walls, or window frames have been enlarged. Mice also excretea musky smell that can clue homeowners in to their presence.
Getting rid of house mice can be daunting for inexperienced homeowners. There are many commercially available traps and baits, but the creatures reproduce so rapidly and pose such a great hazard to human health that their expedient removal should be entrusted to a pest control company. Mice are capable of spreading diseases like leptospirosis, meningitis, tularemia, and salmonellosis by contaminating food and letting their excrement accrue around the house. Trutech employs teams of highly skilled animal removal technicians who are equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to eliminate house mice and safeguard homes against the threats they create.
Sounds and smells are helpful in determining if there are mice in the walls. Scurrying and scratching sounds will be common during the night. Homeowners may also hear squeaking coming from wall cavities. As a single mouse produces 50 to 75 droppings a day, excrement will quickly accumulate given an infestation. It won’t be long before the smell pervades the building. Additionally, mice give off a characteristic musky odor that helps with the detection of mice in walls. Finally, as their fur is greasy and dirty, mice often leave marks on wall exteriors as they scamper alongside floorboards.
The most proven methods for deterring mice without chemicals include proper sanitation and rodent-proof construction. Proper sanitation practices extend beyond simply sweeping floors, including:
- Reducing available shelter both inside and outside the home
- Keeping woodpiles away from foundations and off the ground
- Removing or modifying birdfeeders
- Securing food and pet food in airtight containers
Mice are able to survive with limited food, shelter, and water. This is why sanitation efforts must be combined with exclusion tactics to successfully deter them from homes. Use mouse deterrents like the following:
- Make sure doors, windows, and screens fit tightly.
- Use a combination of steel wool and caulking to eliminate any openings.
- Install door sweeps.
One misconception we often come across is when homeowners set their own traps, catch a mouse or two, and think the problem is resolved. Unfortunately, this is usually far from the truth. Mice are often neophobic and can be cautious of traps, especially after a few have been caught.
Being at the bottom of the food chain also requires mice to breed at a very high rate. One female is able to produce an average litter of 5-8 young every 20-25 days. She is actually able to become pregnant again just hours after giving birth to a litter.
Given that mice become mature at around 6 weeks and can then start having litters of their own, you can see how this problem could get out of hand very quickly.
To keep mice out of air ducts, Trutech technicians use knowledge from their educational background and extensive training to determine the best areas to concentrate treatment of your home.
This begins with a complete “top to bottom, inside and out” inspection of the home. We want to know where the mice have been, what areas are currently experiencing the most activity, and what may be attracting them to these areas.