How to Get Rid Of Spring Mice

3/14/2017


mouse in walls of topeka home

Even though the weather is getting nicer with the arrival of spring, you may have some unwanted pests in your home. MICE! You may not have noticed that the mice that have overwintered in your home during the colder months are still there, and they are not just going to pack up and leave. Your home has everything they need including food and water. They have gotten comfortable inside your home, and it would be a lot of work for them to relocate. There is absolutely no reason for them to leave!

However, you will want them to leave as soon as possible. They are dangerous and can transmit many different diseases that can be harmful to humans, like salmonella, hantavirus, and other dangerous diseases. They can also bring fleas, ticks, and mites onto your property or into your home. They can be responsible for structural damages to a home by chewing through pipes, insulation, wires, and drywall which can lead to water damage and even fire! Mice can contaminate food sources by leaving feces and urine in food or around food preparation areas in your home.

So, if they are not heading out on their own, what can you do to get rid of those spring mice? You can seal up cracks and crevices that serve as entry points for the mice. Repair or replace broken vents, and tighten up any loose fitting chimney caps. Trim back bushes and trees from your home that may give mice easy access; and keep doors closed to garages, sheds, and basements. It is also a good idea to store trash in cans equipped with tight fitting lids that mice cannot get into. While all of these tips can help, it will not eliminate the problem completely. Mouse traps could be used, but they can be messy or dangerous and will only catch the few mice that happen to wander into them leaving the dozens or more that are in your walls untouched.

The surest way to get rid of mice is with the help of experienced pest professionals. In Kansas, you can rely on the folks at Schendel Pest Services. Our Premium Care Program can quickly eliminate mice and many other unwanted pests. This program includes an inspection of all necessary areas and targeted treatment of spaces where pest activity has been detected. We also have a PestZero guarantee which states that we will return in between visits for free if covered pests reappear. So, don’t wait hoping those mice will decide to leave; give Schendel Pest Services a call to be sure those mice leave now.




 

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