Mice are the smallest animals we deal with on a regular basis. But don't let their small size fool you. Mice can be a big problem.
Their small size allows mice to travel through openings that larger animals can't get through, and their natural curiosity leads them to explore more than animals like rats that tend to be more suspicious and cautious.
That means that until they're sealed out of a house, pest mice can get a lot closer to where we live than other animals do.
Mice can get into cupboards where we store our food, into dresser drawers where they use out clothes as nesting material,and into kitchen and dining room cabinets where they pee and poop all over our tableware and cooking utensils. They also can get into the heating and cooling ducts, where the airflow blows the odors and germs associated with their bodies, urine, and droppings all throughout your home.
Some of the diseases carried or transmitted by mice can be very serious. For example, mice are known to be involved in spreading:
Like we said, mice are small animals that can be a big problem.
The most potentially serious damage done by mice occurs when they gnaw on electrical wiring. If they gnaw on electrical power lines, they can cause fires. Mice can also damage low-voltage wiring such as television antenna cables, doorbell wires, and telephone and Ethernet (computer networking) cables.
Mice can do major damages to stored items, especially clothing, shoes, books, and furniture. Like all rodents, mice are gnawers. In addition, their droppings and urine can contaminate and stain stored items (especially non-washable items like books and artwork).
At Rid-A-Critter, we treat mouse infestations without using rodenticides or other poisons. Here's why:
That's why at Rid-A-Critter, we don't use poisons for mouse control. We trap the mice who are already in the house, and we rodent-proof your home to prevent new mice from getting in. Trapping and exclusion is the safest, most-effective, most-permanent, and most environmentally-responsible mouse-control method.
Here are a few pictures of mouse-control jobs we've done in the Macon, Georgia area.
Rid-A-Critter provides environmentally-friendly mouse control throughout the Macon, Georgia area. Please contact us for more information and a professional inspection.