Answering Commonly Asked Questions About The Mice in Monroe

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Due to Monroe's thick vegetation and plenty of water, mice and other rodents thrive in the county. Often the rodents may sneak into your home's basement or attic, and you may find yourself dealing with an infestation.

They can survive on scraps and make themselves at home. Once a mice nest forms in your home, rodents will become problematic as they constantly chew on cables and furniture and damage your wiring. The diseases mice carry also may put your family's health at risk.

Using DIY solutions, you can rid your home of mice by trapping and removing them. When they fail, call experts in rodent control in Monroe.

If I See One Mouse In My Home, Does That Mean There Are more?

Seeing one mouse is the easiest way to identify rodent infestation in your home. Mice are nocturnal and very secretive.

Seeing a mouse in your home is a sign of a larger population. Most mice stay out of sight in areas with less human traffic.

Another way to identify mice infestation is through the noise of mice scurrying, squeaking, and gnawing at the walls. You will also notice mice droppings and tiny footprints in the dusty areas of your home.

Can Mice Make You Sick Without Touching Them?

You can get sick without touching mice. Sharing a space with them is enough as they spread diseases in several ways.

Mice spread diseases like lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), hantavirus, and salmonella through fecal matter and urine. Mice spread diseases through the parasites they carry on their furry backs. For instance, they can bring Colorado tick fever to your home by having ticks in their fur.

You can contract rat-bite fever through a direct bite from a mouse. If left untreated, the disease can lead to severe complications.

Call a Monroe pest control professional to rid your home of disease-carrying mice.

What Happens If My Cat Catches A Mouse?

Mice attract cats since they are easy targets and satiate their desire for hunting. Cats eat mice and can contract a disease in the process. Mice can transfer toxoplasmosis-causing parasites to cats and humans.

If your cats eat mice exposed to poison, they will also get poisoned. If your cats eat mice, monitor them for the next 48 hours for signs of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Eating mice is not okay for your cat as they can get infected with tularemia, hantavirus, intestinal parasites, and toxoplasmosis.

Your cat will not fix your mouse problem. The best way to catch mice in a house is by hiring rodent control experts.

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Here are several mouse prevention tips you can try. While they may eliminate a few mice, they will not solve your infestation.

  • Seal entry points: Block mice entry points by sealing holes in the doorways, foundation, and siding. Cover vent openings with steel wool to prevent entry without limiting airflow.
  • Trapping: Trapping is an effective way to get rid of mice. Live traps catch mice allowing you to release them while others kill them on contact, reducing infestation.
  • Baiting: You can use bait stations with sealed packets of meals mice can easily chew through. When mice eat these, they die.

If all the DIY techniques fail, the most effective way to get rid of mice is to call experts. Call Guard Pest Control to learn how their Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) can help you eliminate the mice problem.