Mice may look cute and fuzzy, but in reality, their presence means stress, chewed furniture, and a fire hazard because they can gnaw on electrical wiring in your walls. And the worst part? They s**t and pee all over your stuff. Yeah, it’s gross. Not to mention that rodents in general are harbingers of many diseases. They’re also very clever, resourceful, and difficult to get rid of.
Just to have an idea about the diseases that rodents can directly transmit, here is a list of some of them:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)
- Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome
- Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis
Most people don’t even realize they have mice until things get really bad. The most obvious signs of a mouse problem are droppings, which look like this.
You may also find chewed up food packages or pieces of your wall along the floor from the mice having drilled through them. You may hear scratching in your walls or attic at night. Any or all of these mean you’ve got a potential mice infestation on your hands.
Getting rid of them is not easy. Mice entered your home because it’s cozy, has food, and most of all, is easy to get into. Contrary to what you see in cartoons like Tom & Jerry, mice don’t need a gaping half-circle of a hole in your baseboard. They can squeeze through tiny cracks, holes, and gaps that are smaller than the circumference of your pinky finger. Basically, if you can fit a pencil into a hole, a mouse can probably fit, too.
When You Should Call a Professional ?
You can hold off on calling a professional with DIY and a “wait and see” attitude only for so long. Sure, you can try to find every single hole, then plug them up and trap the remaining mice, but the real question is: Is it worth your energy, sanity, and most importantly, your health?
This is the mistake that most of the people are doing. They waste a lot of energy, unnecessary backaches, and money on various home DIY methods and expensive mouse repellents that simply don’t work.
When you call a professional, make sure they specialize in dealing with rodents specifically and ask about their success rate. Most professionals should do a thorough inspection of the outside of your home to see where the mice might be getting in from.
Even after a professional has visited, a mouse infestation isn’t a problem that goes away overnight. However, if you don’t find fresh droppings after a week of watching and waiting, it’s a good sign your problem is on its way out.
If you need a professional team to get rid of mice, do not hesitate to contact Pest Control 24 London.