No mice should think your home is theirs as well, but unfortunately, they often do. They come into your home, hide in the walls, and before you know it you have a full-on mouse infestation. Mice are dangerous, spread diseases, and are not welcome, so learn how professional pest control in Austin can help get rid of mice fast.
Signs Of Mice In Your Austin Home
There are a few different signs of mice that you can find in your home, indicating that there is a major presence in your home right under your nose. When there are no mice in your Austin home, everything will be normal and in its place, but when there is a mouse infestation, you will begin to see some different indicators.
A few of the signs of mice in your home are:
- Gnaw marks
- Footprints or mouse tracks
- Oily rub marks along walls
- Nests/burrows made with different materials such as leaves or insulation
- Damage to food or furniture
- Seeing actual rodents
It is not common to find the actual mice just walking around, but it can happen and is a fairly good indicator that your home not only has one mouse but probably many more mice behind the scenes.
The Problems Mice Can Cause In Your Austin Home
There are a few different types of mice that you can find in your home, and it is important that you learn the differences so you can best understand the different problems they are bringing. There are a variety of rodents that can come into your home, cause a disturbance, and put you and your family at risk, but there are only two mouse species that you will commonly find: deer mice and house mice.
Of these different types of mice, both can bring much of the same danger into your home. Deer mice can bring in hantavirus whereas house mice have not been shown to, but every other disease, parasite, and pathogen they share.
One of the main dangers that mice bring into your home comes in the form of property damage from chewed wires, pipes, walls, and furniture. Beyond this, they can also bring in smaller pests and parasites like lice, ticks, and mites, but the main problem is the dangerous pathogens that they will bring in, including:
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM)
Diseases mice carry can be transmitted through bites and contaminated food from saliva and droppings. All of these are incredibly dangerous, which is why it is so important that when you see different signs of pests in your home, you call the professionals like Roberts Termite & Pest Control.
The Safest Way To Eliminate Mice In Your Austin Home
Roberts Termite & Pest Control knows that even if you like different critters and bugs, nobody likes them in their home. We are professionally trained to take care of these pests even if they are cornered and aggressive.
Roberts Termite & Pest Control will implement effective rodent control, by inspecting the inside and outside of your home, monitoring the extent of the pest situation, and then we will leave tamper-resistant bait boxes in the hot spots as well as repellents to further keep the rodents away. We will also help with exclusion work, installing exclusion materials to seal up the different entry points.
Natural Ways To Keep Mice Away From Your Austin Home
Before mice come into your home in the first place though, there are preventive steps you can take to keep them away. Some of the most important things you can do are close off gaps and holes in the outside of your home and remove access to food and water in your home. By keeping your home tidy, cleaning up spills and crumbs, and putting food in airtight containers, you are further desensitizing mice from coming into your home, putting the health of your home and family at risk.