Almost all homeowners know the feeling of unease that accompanies the search for mice or rodents in your home. Whether in the kitchen, the attic, the basement or the dining room - a sighting of rodents can cause surprise and fear, even in the most composed owner. Unfortunately, these common pests are ingenious creatures that can enter a building or house through the smallest opening or crack, and require very little space to travel indoors. Mice can easily pass through spaces as small as a nickel!
Rodents seek shelter indoors, especially during the cooler fall and winter months, and once inside can cause more than just an unpleasant infestation. Rodents put homes at risk of electric fires by biting the wires. More frequently, however, rodents act as vectors, carrying bacteria, such as salmonella, on their bodies and contaminating food sources, kitchen surfaces and equipment. The common deer mouse is also known to transmit the potentially deadly hantavirus.
Fortunately, there are many ways for homeowners to proactively prevent and get rid of rodent infestations:
Rodent control and management is important for health and safety reasons. If you suspect a rodent infestation, visit our Find a Pro page to find a pest control professional in your area.