How To Get Rid Of Mice In Fairfax Homes
January 15, 2022 - Mice
Everyone knows Mickey Mouse. He’s the mascot for one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, Disney. Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is even referred to as the House of the Mouse. But you know what? The reality is, you don’t want any mouse in your Fairfax house. They can cause a great deal of damage or even bring disease, so rodent control is important.
Rodents in Fairfax, VA
In Fairfax, Virginia, we only have a few rodents for; mice and Norway rats. Where mice are small, with adults measuring about seven and a half inches in length, including the tail, Norway rats are seven to nine inches long, brown with scattered black fur.
The good news is that you will never have to worry about having both mice and rats invading your home simultaneously. Rats are mice killers, and if a mouse enters a home where they smell a rat’s scent, they will turn and run away.
If mice somehow get into your home, it can lead to huge problems. They love to nest inside homes where they can find a quiet, warm location. But the biggest reason for eliminating mice is the health risks and damages they cause. They spread bacteria and disease, feed on and contaminate food, damage belongings, furniture, and home goods, and contaminate surfaces with urine and excrement.
Mice make themselves at home inside wall voids, chimneys, attics, basements, or behind cabinets and appliances. You might have a mouse issue if you find gnawed holes in stored foods, piles of papers, or insulation. If you see food scraps or wrappings, droppings, tiny hairs, if you hear skittering sounds inside your walls or rank odors, you probably have a mouse infestation.
Getting Rid Of A Mouse Infestation
If you have a mouse infestation, the last thing you want to do is attempt to get rid of them yourself. People who try a do-it-yourself (DIY) procedure will usually count on traps and poisons. Traps are great, but you often won’t catch all the mice, and the problem will multiply because female mice reproduce pretty quickly and can have five to eight offspring every 35 days.
Poisons are even worse. If you use toxins, you’re placing children and pets in danger. You also run the risk of having a mouse ingest the poison only to die inside your wall. If this happens, you will have an even bigger problem trying to get the mouse out of the wall before it begins to smell.
SPRK Pest Solutions Will Help
SPRK Pet Solutions will inspect, treat, and follow up to help eliminate your mouse infestation. But they also have a list of things you can do to keep mice away from your home.
Here are some helpful tips to prevent mice from making your yard or home into a mouse house:
- Remove dense vegetation from your yard, maintain gardens, and keep the grass cut short.
- Remove fallen trees, woodpiles, and tree stumps from your yard.
- Repair leaky pipes, hoses, and clogged gutters or downspouts to eliminate water sources.
- Seal spaces in the foundation, repair damaged siding, fix holes along the roofline, and make sure screens are intact and secure to help keep rodents out of your house.
- Remove a rodent’s temptation to feed on food in trash cans or compost bins by keeping tight-fitting lids on them.
SPRK Pest Solutions will keep your home pest-free and give you peace of mind. They provide accessible, efficient, and punctual pest control service to eliminate all your pest issues, satisfaction guaranteed.