Getting Rid Of Mice In Your Owasso Home And Keeping Them Out
January 20, 2023
Getting rid of mice is one hurdle that's difficult enough as it is, but how can you also make sure that they stay out? For effective mouse pest control in Owasso, look no further than Montgomery Exterminating. We love what we do, and we work hard to ensure that we achieve a pest-free property for every customer. Read on to find out how we can help you eradicate mice from your home and keep mice away, preventing any future infestations.
How To Tell If It's Mice In Your Home
Mice are nocturnal creatures that range from two to four inches in length, and are the most commonly encountered rodent in the United States. One female mouse alone can produce up to 60 baby mice a year or more. Not only are mice a major nuisance, but they also can contribute to significant property damage and pose severe health risks. As with most pests, it's best to identify and get rid of mice as quickly as possible to avoid an infestation.
A few telltale signs that point to a mouse infestation are:
- Finding a mouse nest
- Paw marks on the floor
- Damaged food, paper, cardboard, etc.
- Mouse droppings
- Strange sounds
- Gnaw marks
- Marks on the walls
Besides these mouse infestation signs, spotting a live mouse is almost a guarantee that there are more pests in hiding.
You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick
Despite what you may have heard in the past, the truth is that you don't have to come into direct contact with mice for them to make you sick. This is due to their unsanitary nature. Indirect or direct contact with a mouse's urine droplets can cause allergies. Additionally, droppings can result in an allergic reaction, asthma flare-ups, or a salmonella infection. You can also get sick from food that any mice have contaminated.
Although there are a few different types of mice, mouse identification is often unnecessary because the diseases that they carry are all the same. A few diseases that you can catch from indirect contact with mice include:
- Hantavirus: Hantavirus is a severe illness that humans can contract from exposure to mice droppings or urine. Although few cases are reported annually, hantavirus can potentially be fatal.
- Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis infects humans when they come into contact with soil or water contaminated with infected mouse urine. While some people who get sick never develop symptoms, others will become severely ill.
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV): LCMV is a serious disease that can cause birth defects and intellectual disabilities in unborn babies.
- Tularemia: This is a disease caused by Francisella tularensis that can be found in mice. Mice ticks and biting flies can transmit the bacteria to humans and their pets.
- Salmonellosis: A disease that can be contracted when a person consumes food or drinks contaminated by salmonella bacteria in a mouse's stool.
- Rabies: While mice are capable of carrying and spreading the disease, the chances of encountering a mouse with rabies are rare, although not impossible.
Contact a medical professional as soon as possible if you believe that you've been exposed to mice in your home and are experiencing symptoms of illness.
The Best Way To Get The Mice Out Of Your House For Good
If you’re wondering how to get rid of mice, look no further than Montgomery Exterminating. We'll send out a team to your home to inspect the property. Our team will then identify the type(s) of rodents present, determine how severe the infestation is, recognize any entry points, and much more. Upon gathering all the needed information, we will come up with a plan to eliminate your infestation and stop any new mice from stepping foot on your property again.
Your neighbors at Montgomery Exterminating are the most reliable way to get mice out of your house for good, and we have the experience to back us up. We will be happy to provide you with extensive information regarding our rodent and mouse pest control services. Contact us to learn more and receive a free consultation today!
How To Prevent Future Mouse Infestations In Your Home
Although hiring a professional pest control company is the most effective way to prevent future mouse infestations, there are a few tips that you can keep in mind and implement on your own. When attempting to succeed in mice prevention:
- Apply natural peppermint oil directly on walls, floors, or near crevices and holes to deter mice.
- Place steel wool to block any small entry points. Mice are unable to chew through steel wool.
- Keep all food properly stored to avoid mice contamination and attraction.
- Spray a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water to deter mice from getting too near.
For mouse control on your Owasso property, give us a call today!