We know how stressful it is when mice decide to invade your home. If you have seen the signs of a mouse infestation, it is important to act quickly. These adaptable rodents can rapidly multiply, causing a serious health hazard in your space.
However, dealing with a mouse problem can be tricky. Not all treatments work, and it isn’t always easy to get rid of mice permanently. To help make sure your mice removal is as effective as possible, we have put together this guide to getting rid of mice.
How to tell if you have mice
Mice are intelligent and adaptable, which means it isn’t always simple to know when you have an infestation. There are some key signs to look out for, though. These include:
- greasy marks on your walls
- gnaw marks
- unusual smells
- unexplained sounds, especially at night
- piles of dirt
Even if you are not sure you have a mouse problem, it is a good idea to invite an expert into your home to double-check. They will be able to put your mind at ease and advise on the next steps if necessary.
Why are mice infestations a problem?
Mice are small creatures, and it may not seem like a serious problem if they choose to take up residence in your home. However, these rodents can cause serious damage to your property and can also present a health risk to those living there.
Mice also adapt very quickly. That means they don’t always respond to removal attempts and are clever enough to find new routes to their nest when one is blocked.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, mice breed quickly. What starts as a single mouse sighting could quickly become a much larger issue if left untreated. That’s why we always recommend acting fast if you suspect you have a mouse infestation.
What is the best way to get rid of mice?
As we have mentioned above, mice are adaptable and resourceful creatures. Getting rid of a mouse infestation is no simple task because of this. These rodents will always try to return to a warm place with plentiful food, and they could be smart enough to avoid your traps too.
- DIY mouse infestation treatments
In some cases, DIY mouse treatments can work. These are usually available for purchase on your local high-street and may include:
However, it is worth bearing in mind that do-it-yourself mouse removal methods often don’t work. Getting rid of mice in this way doesn’t address the underlying problem, and the mice in your home may become adept at avoiding traps. It’s also worth noting that a combination of rodenticides may be required.
- A professional mouse removal expert
The best way to get rid of mice is by using a professional pest control expert. They have the tools, knowledge and skill to make sure your mouse problem is dealt with effectively. Mouse removal experts also work safely and humanely, making sure that they remove the pests as naturally as possible.
Mouse control experts are capable of dealing with infestations of any size. Large infestations are virtually impossible to tackle on your own, so calling in a professional to get rid of your mice is usually the best way forward.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that professional mice control helps ensure your problem doesn’t return. From identifying entry points to disinfecting your property after treatment, pest control professionals work to make sure your property is safe and protected.
Reputable mouse removal companies (like us!) operate 24/7. That means you can get in touch at any time to get help with your mouse problem.
How to prevent mouse infestations
It can feel like you have ‘done something wrong’ when mice invade your home. It’s important to remember that mice choose places to nest that are warm and have plenty of food on offer. It doesn’t mean that your home is dirty or unsanitary.
Proofing your home against mice is the best way of getting rid of them for good. However, mouse proofing your property is notoriously difficult, especially when it isn’t clear where the entry points are. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as the circumference of a pencil, making it very hard to know how they are getting into your property. That’s where a professional pest control expert can help. They know how mice operate and can help you patch up the spaces, cracks and holes the rodents may be using.
It’s worth checking key areas to help prevent future infestations. Mice like quiet, warm and dark places to nest, which is why you’ll often find them in these areas:
- Behind large furniture (like sofas or wardrobes)
- Lofts and attics
- Roof spaces and eaves
- Cellars or basements
- Cavity walls
- Utility areas and kitchens
- Sheds and outbuildings
- Compost heaps
Your pest control expert will be able to inspect these areas and identify entry points when they visit your property. They’ll also provide advice on how to make your home less attractive to rodents.
If you have an infestation, you may already know how difficult it is to get rid of mice. We would always recommend calling in the experts to deal with your mouse problem as soon as you can. That way, you can rest assured that the professionals have dealt with the infestation safely and effectively.
Whether your infestation is large or small, it is important to act as quickly as possible before the problem becomes much bigger. If you are in the West Midlands and need to get rid of mice in your home, our fully qualified team are on hand to help. Call us on 0121 588 5258 or 07305 518033 to discuss your mouse problem, and we’ll visit your property to deal with it efficiently. Don’t forget that our work is 100% guaranteed for two months, which means we will visit your property as many times as it takes to make sure the mice are gone for good.