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Mice Infestations: How to Identify and Eliminate Mice

As homeowners ourselves, we at Caraway Pest Control understand the frustration and anxiety that comes with discovering that mice have invaded your space. These little rodents may seem harmless but can cause extensive property damage, contaminate food sources, and even carry diseases. Don't let mice make themselves at home – learn how to spot the signs and take action.

Telltale Signs of Mice

The earlier you detect a mouse infestation, the easier it will be to get under control. Be on the lookout for these common indicators:

Droppings - Mouse feces are small, rod-shaped, and dark in color. Check cabinets, pantries, baseboards, and undisturbed areas for these telltale pellets.

Gnawed Surfaces - Mice's front teeth never stop growing, so they must constantly gnaw to keep them trimmed down. Look for rough, chewed areas on food packaging, furniture, walls, and more.

Nesting Materials - Mice make cozy nests using shredded paper, fabrics, and other soft materials, often stashed away in wall voids, attics, or cluttered areas.

Grease Marks - Following the same pathways, mice leave dark grease streaks from their oily fur along baseboards, walls, and runways.

Strange Noises - You may hear scurrying, scratching, or even squeaking sounds as mice move about, especially at night when they're most active.

Don't Let Them Get Comfortable

Once you've confirmed an infestation, it's critical to act quickly to get mice out and prevent further reproduction and damage. Try these tips first:

  • Seal Entry Points - Mice can squeeze through shockingly small gaps and cracks. Use caulk, steel wool, or other durable sealants to close off potential entry areas.

  • Remove Food Sources - Store all food in airtight containers, clean up spills and crumbs diligently, and take out trash frequently.

  • Set Traps - Tried-and-true snap traps and modern humane live traps are useful for catching and removing mice.

  • Use Repellents - Deterrents like peppermint oil, ammonia-soaked rags, or ultrasonic devices can help discourage mice.

When to Call in the Professionals

For severe infestations or stubbornly persistent mice problems, your best solution is to enlist an expert pest control company like Caraway. Our technicians have the specialized training, tools, and solutions to quickly and effectively eliminate mice from your home.

Our comprehensive mouse control process includes:

Thorough Inspection - We carefully examine your home to pinpoint entry points, nesting areas, and the extent of activity.

Customized Treatment - Based on our findings, we develop a strategic, targeted treatment plan to eliminate all mice using environmentally-responsible methods.

Exclusion & Prevention - Existing entry points are sealed off, and preventative measures are put in place to pest-proof your home against future re-invasions.

Ongoing Monitoring - We schedule regular follow-ups to ensure the infestation is fully resolved and your home remains mouse-free.

Don't let a mouse problem spiral out of control and put your family at risk. At the first signs of these disease-carrying pests, call in the professionals at Caraway Pest Control. We'll swiftly evict these unwanted lodgers and give you back your peace of mind.

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