Suburban Pest Blog

6 Immediate Things to Do When You Have Mice

Posted by Ken Unger on Oct 20, 2015 1:56:17 PM

 

Mickey Mouse, Mighty Mouse, and the mouse you gave a cookie to may seem like harmless and entertaining creatures, but in reality, mice can be a serious source of anxiety and distress for many. And it’s not hard to see why. Mice pose a serious health hazard to humans, spreading diseases, including Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCM), Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), Tularemia, and Rickettsial Pox, among others. And unlike their cute fictional depictions, mice and rats won’t politely knock on your door for any invitations. They’ll invite themselves right in through any crevices they can find – holes in your walls, gaps in the foundation of your home, opened windows, even pet flaps. So if you have mice in your home, follow these practical tips on how to move forward.

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Topics: rodents, mice, rodent infestation, urine, feces, health hazard, disease, mice in your home, home inspection, droppings, feast for a rodent, control your infestation, rodent removal, musky odor, footprints

How to Spot a Rodent Infestation

Posted by Ken Unger on Oct 6, 2015 11:28:00 AM

 

Just because something is smaller than you, that doesn’t mean it can’t keep you up at night. And if you have a rodent infestation, that’s very likely what it will do. But rodents aren’t always easy to spot, so while you may have an unsettling feeling that you and your family aren’t alone, you may not have definitive proof that rodents have invited themselves in.

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Topics: rodents, mice, rodent infestation, urine, feces, health hazard, disease, musky odor, footprints