PA Pest Control Offers FAQs About Mice
November 10, 2013
Mice… How much do you know about these rodents that like to call your home their own? If you are anything like the PA pest control pros at Moyer, you probably know way too much about rodents; but we don’t think there is anything wrong with that! Knowing about mice and their behaviors can help keep you protected from mouse infestations inside your home. Think you know a lot about mice? Here are a few of our most frequently asked questions in regards to the nuisance and damaging rodents that like to invade our Pennsylvania homes.
Q: What are signs of mice in your house?
A: Mice leave lots of clues around your home that can tip you off to their presence. These signs include mouse droppings, which look like dark brown grains of rice. They also have a need to gnaw to keep their teeth short, so you may see gnaw marks on dry wall, your belongings and even furniture. You may hear mice scrabbling around in walls, squeaking and in heavy infestations you may notice a strong musty odor.
Q: Are mice dangerous to my health?
A: Yes, mice are an indirect threat to your health. Although they aren’t known to attack humans (and rarely do they bite!), but they can spread diseases as well as cause costly property damage to your home. Rodent feces can spread bacteria, contaminate your food sources and even trigger allergic reactions. Breathing in dry rodent feces can be hazardous, too! The diseases spread by rodent feces include Hantavirus, bubonic plague, salmonellosis and rat-bite fever.
Q: What’s the best way to get rid of mice?
A: To get rid of mice, the best thing you can do is to contact the professionals at Moyer Indoor | Outdoor. Our professionals can offer exceptional rodent control services to help locate the nest inside your home and then eliminate it and the rodents living within your home. DIY rodent control can often be ineffective, as it usually only gets rid of the rodents that leave the nest, which won’t target the source of the problem.
Q: Why do I have a mouse problem to begin with?
A: Rodents enter homes often in the fall to find shelter from the dropping temperatures. If you have a rodent problem inside your home it is most likely because rodents, like mice, have found an entry point in the exterior of your home. Once inside, rodents will look for food and a place to nest, and if they can find both they will happily make a home inside your house.
We hope we’ve answered some of your mice-related questions! Now, here’s a question for you! Do you know who to call if you have signs of mice in your home? The answer is: The professionals at Moyer Indoor | Outdoor! Our residential pest control services can help you identify all possible pest problems and eliminate them quickly and safely. Give us a call today for more information on our rodent control services and to schedule your first appointment with the PA pest control professionals at Moyer Indoor | Outdoor.