What It Takes To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Ogden Home
November 10, 2022 - Mice
When you hear mice, your first thought may be the cartoon mouse who runs the theme park a few states over. But if you've ever dealt with a mouse infestation in your Ogden home, you know they are a dangerous and destructive pest that you don't want around.
At Peak Pest Control, we know that mice are a common problem for Ogden homeowners, and we have the experience necessary to protect your home from pests. Read on to learn more about these cute but dangerous pests, the issues they can cause, and how professional pest control in Ogden can help keep your home mouse free.
How To Tell If It's Mice In Your Home
The house mouse is one of the more common pests in Ogden. Especially as the weather cools, mice sneak into our homes searching for food and shelter. They hide in your home's dark and unused corners, so they can be challenging to spot.
Here are some signs of a mouse infestation to be on the lookout for:
- Gnaw marks on walls and baseboards
- Droppings, which are usually rod-shaped with pointed ends and less than a ¼ inch long
- Oily rub marks on walls
- Mice leave tracks with four toes on their front feet and five toes on their hind legs
- Strange noises coming from inside the walls, especially at night
If you see any of these signs or a mouse in your house, call us immediately to determine the source of your infestation and how to get rid of it.
You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick
As cute as they appear, mice can be a potentially dangerous pest. Their presence in your home can expose you to various diseases, including bubonic plague, salmonella, and rat bite fever. You don't ever have to see or touch a mouse to get sick, just being exposed to mouse urine or eating food contaminated by mouse feces is enough. Another danger of mice in your home is the risk of floods and fires from mice chewing through live electrical wires and pipes.
The Best Way To Get The Mice Out Of Your House
Mice can be tricky pests to eliminate. They hide in the corners of your home where you can't find them, which means that the best way to eliminate mice is a professional rodent control plan from Peak Pest Control.
Our trained technicians know exactly where to look to get to the source of your rodent problem and precisely what steps to take to eliminate it quickly, and all our treatments are safe for pets and children. We will also work with you to help you make changes around your home that keep mice from coming back.
How To Prevent Future Mouse Infestations In Your Home
Not only are mice dangerous and destructive, but they are also prolific breeders. Having a few mice in your home can quickly become a full-blown infestation in weeks. Because of how fast they breed and the damage they can do, keeping mice out of your home is critical.
Here are a few tips to prevent a mouse infestation:
- Use door sweeps on all exterior doors
- Install screens on all vents, chimneys, and other openings
- Seal cracks and crevices in your home, including where utilities enter
- Store firewood at least 20 feet from your home
- Eliminate areas of moisture like leaking pipes and clogged drains
- Store food in airtight containers
The best option for keeping your home free from mice is a home pest control plan from Peak Pest Control. We will protect your home and family from mice and all other common pests in Ogden.