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Dangers Of Mice In The Home

March 21, 2016

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Mice may not look like they could cause much of a problem; they are small, furry, and have big funny looking ears. What harm could they really cause? The mouse control pros at Moyer are here to tell you-a lot of problems-big problems! While foraging for food and shelter they will enter your home through small cracks and crevices and make themselves right at home. The problem with this is that they chew through and on everything, leave urine and feces everywhere they travel, contaminate food, and introduce dangerous diseases to you and your family; basically they are some of the worst houseguests you could ever have!

The mouse experts at Moyer want to provide you with some information so you can discover if mice are living in your home and can seek help sooner rather than later! Signs that mice have entered your home include the following:

  • Finding droppings on the floor, along walls, in drawers, and in cabinets.

  • Seeing gnaw marks on food packaging, clothing, flooring, or furniture.

  • Finding grease or dirt marks on walls that they travel along.

  • Noticing a musky odor in the air.

  • Hearing running or scratching noises behind walls or above the ceiling, especially at night.

If you notice these signs or think that you have mice in your home, what do you do now? Well, what we do not suggest is going to your local hardware store in order to purchase DIY mouse control products. The reason is because these traps and poisons are generally not effective, usually aren’t placed in the correct locations, can be dangerous to children and pets, and do nothing to get to the root of the problem-how and why the mice are entering your home in the first place!

Instead of purchasing DIY items you should contact a professional pest control expert in order to get rid of all the mice in your home. Moyer’s mouse control experts can eliminate mice from your home through our Home Guard pest control programs. These programs provide year-round services that are cost effective, will find and get rid of all mice living in your home. Getting rid of mice from your home has never been easier!

As a homeowner, along with putting in place a year-round pest control program to protect your home from mice, there are some things that you can do help prevent mice from choosing your home to invade. First, make sure to repair any areas around the exterior of your home that may allow mice inside; repair cracks in the foundation, place caulking and/or weather stripping around windows and doors, repair loose shingles or siding, place tight fitting caps on chimneys, and make sure all vent covers are secure. It is important to reduce clutter in your home in order to reduce areas that mice can nest and hide in. Repair leaky pipes or faucets and store food in sealed containers or place in the refrigerator rather than on the counter. Finally, regularly remove garbage from your home and store it at a distance in sealed containers until garbage pick-up day.

Contact Moyer and speak with one of our experts to learn more about how our year-round residential pest control programs can help get rid of and control mice in your house. Don’t let these small, furry, terrible houseguests take over your home, get help today!

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