Are Mice Ruining Your Weekend Plans?

Have you discovered a mouse problem in your home?

It could be just an ordinary Sunday and the neighbors are expected over so that everyone can watch the big game. As with any neighborhood-wide sporting event, snacks are a necessity! It’s an hour until kick-off, and it is time to make the onion dip. Can you imagine at just that moment as you grab an item from the pantry, you discover tiny black pellets on one of the shelves?

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Signs you have a mouse problem in your Colorado home

Mouse droppings

This is not an unusual way to start finding evidence that rodents have made themselves at home. You might find their droppings in cabinets, under the sink, or in drawers. This probably means that they have skittered across the counters and maybe they’ve even have been snitching food from the pantry.  Mouse droppings are also commonly found in attics, crawl spaces, and garages to name a few of the more likely places.

Chew marks

Other evidence might be chew marks in any packaging such as bread bags, bags of flour, or cereal boxes in your kitchen or pantry. It’s also quite common to find chew marks on storage boxes, wooden items, and plastic bins in the attic and other storage areas.

Seeing and hearing live mice

While mice are very suspicious critters that tend to avoid altercations with people, it’s a sure sign of a mouse problem when you come across these rodents inside your home. Also, you might not actually see them but rather hear them. Though it’s not out of the question to see or hear mice during the day, it’s by far more common to hear them at night traveling overhead in the ceilings and in the walls of your home.

Pets start acting strange

If you’ve noticed your pets are suddenly acting strange and staring at the wall or under the refrigerator, it could be because they’ve detected mouse activity.

Why you shouldn’t ignore mouse droppings or other evidence of mice

If rodents have moved in, what they leave behind can be very dangerous. Their droppings and the contamination they spread with their saliva on counter and in drawers can lead to sicknesses such as hantavirus, salmonella poisoning, the risk of rat bite fever, and even the plague.

Rodents are also carriers of ticks and fleas who can easily spread disease to people and pets. This puts the family further at risk for tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease. 

Once you see evidence that has been left by mice it is likely that you are only seeing a fraction of the problem. In fact, we always say where there’s one mouse, there’s more. Mice and other rodents reproduce very quickly once they’ve established a nest for themselves. 

How to get rid of mice in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs & Northern Colorado

 

Sure, there are mouse and rodent treatments available for purchase at the hardware store but don’t be surprised then they are not successful. You might get rid of a few; but at the rate that rodents breed, they will quickly replace the ones that are gone. Before you know it, a whole new generation of disease carrying rodents will put your family at risk all over again.

The best way to get rid of mice in DenverBoulderColorado Springs, and throughout Northern Colorado is to contact our experienced pest control company. When you reach out to EnviroPest, our professional and friendly pest control specialists will confirm and remove the threat of mice from your home- guaranteed.

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