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Finding a mouse in your home can generate feelings of uneasiness and disgust. Having these critters crawl around in your kitchen, pantry, or bedroom can certainly cause concern about the spread of germs and diseases that could make your family ill. Mice are one of the worst pests you can have in your home as they are very unclean and transmit diseases. From climbing in dumpsters and trash cans to leaving their waste where they sleep, mice can undoubtedly be a health concern as they carry diseases and can contaminate food sources. Top-rated pest control technicians in Cordova at AAA Termite & Pest Control want you to get the low-down on mice. Find out how to prevent them from coming indoors this winter, and what to do if you find traces of these rodents in your Memphis home or business.
How do mice enter my home?
Mice have a special ability to compact their bodies so that they can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. Some of the most common places mice enter Memphis homes are holes around pipes or wire conduits, vents, damaged door sweeps, gaps around windows and doors, damaged screens, and any other small crevices.
Mice Carry Fleas
With the presence of mice, there is also a big concern for fleas as well. Then, those fleas roam around your home in search of another host, which could be you or your pet! Unfortunately, that means that the fleas may provide another concern for you and your family.
Mice Warning Signs
A simple way to find out if you have a rodent infestation is to look in your pantry, underneath your kitchen sink, or in the attic to see if you find droppings. When you locate what looks to be like rice-sized pellets, check to see if they are dark and moist. The condition of the droppings can determine when the mouse or mice were present. So, if they are dark and moist, it is time to call your Cordova and Memphis, Tennessee pest control professionals at AAA Termite & Pest Control, to help remove the mice.
Another way to determine if mice are in your home is to look for nests. The nests will be matted down and made of soft material from around your home like cotton from clothing, cardboard shreds, stuffing from the furniture, and even the insulation from your attic. If you store furniture in your attic, mice may create a nest inside, which will ruin the furniture.
When looking in the attic for mice, it may be easier to find them than you think. Mice soak the area they are infesting with urine, and the smell can be strong. Therefore, if you open your attic and smell urine, call AAA Termite & Pest Control to have a professional investigate the situation and remove the mice.
Sometimes if you listen closely at night, you can hear the mice scampering about. Mice are nocturnal, which means they are awake at night. When you hear them, they can be filing down their teeth by chewing and gnawing on baseboards, sheet rock, food packages, and even the wiring inside your home. If a mouse chews through a wire, it could possibly start a fire.
How do I get rid of mice in Memphis?
You can use mouse traps or other contraptions available at your local retail store. But, who wants to mess with cleaning up a dead mouse? Calling AAA Termite & Pest Control is the easiest and cleanest way to remove mice from your home. Contact our office at (901) 737-7378 to set up a consultation if you find evidence of mice in your home or business.