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How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Mooresville Home

a mouse in a kitchen pantry

Parasitism: the symbiosis where one organism benefits while the other organism is harmed.

Perhaps the best example of parasitism is the relationship between the human and the mouse. Humans store food and many other edible items inside warm, safe buildings, hidden away from the elements and other competition. As a result, mice have always been drawn to us, doing everything they can to take up space in our homes, barns, and businesses so that they might enjoy the free food and shelter. Without us, it's unlikely there would be such a massive mouse population anywhere in the world.

Dangers Associated With A Rodent Infestation

It would be one thing if mice were just destructive to our cardboard boxes or messy in our attics. Unfortunately, mice have and always will pose a more dangerous threat to human health and wellbeing than simply being a nuisance pest in our home. The damage mice have caused to the human population has been prolific; the Bubonic Plague alone was estimated to have killed 25 million people in just a four-year span. How did this happen? Infected fleas hitched rides on rodents (like mice) and invaded peoples' homes, barns, and food storage bins, infecting everyone they came across.

There is no vaccine for the Black Death -- the only thing one must do to avoid contracting this deadly infection is to reduce their exposure to mice. In addition to the bubonic plague, mice carry many other serious illnesses and can quickly spread them to you and your family if they invade your home. The presence of mice in your home increases your chance of contracting illnesses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, and salmonellosis.

If that isn't enough to convince you to seek professional pest control services to exterminate the mice infestation of your home, then the knowledge of mice's social structure in confined spaces should. When living in an aforementioned confined space, mice always live in groups. Mice can breed year-round and typically produce five to ten litters a year, with roughly six to eight babies per litter. In just three months, a family of six mice can multiply into 60. So, do not be fooled -- there is never just one mouse hanging out in your basement or attic.

Tips To Keep Mice Out Of Your Mooresville Home

There are several things Mooresville, NC, homeowners can do to prevent mice from sneaking in.

  • Mice can squeeze their way through even the smallest of holes, so it is important to patch up any and all holes in your house, no matter how small it may be.
  • Mice are burrowing animals, and they seek out cluttered spaces to call home. Cleaning up any trash or other clutter is a good way to deter these rodents.
  • Mice are always searching for food. Be sure to clean up food messes by wiping down countertops and sweeping regularly.

Most property owners have to deal with a mouse problem at some point. You will likely turn to traps at the sign of a rodent problem. Though these traps will eliminate a few mice, rodents eventually become wary. Plus, you're only killing mice rather than eliminating their points of entry and attractants. In the end, it's best to consult a professional. 

Partner With The Professionals At Lake Norman Home Services

What if you already have a mouse infestation? Call Lake Norman Home Services in Mooresville, NC! With fifty years of pest control experience, we will provide you with a free quote and get one of our expert technicians over to your home as soon as possible. The technician will look for any potential signs of a rodent infestation. Once an infestation has been confirmed, the technician will use various tools (such as glue boards, traps, and bait stations) to eliminate the presence of mice within your home.

Not only do we provide rodent control extermination services for existing infestations, but we also offer ground-level exclusion work, where one of our technicians will search for and seal up all potential entryways into your home, preventing another mouse infestation.

With winter and cooler temperatures on the horizon, Lake Norman Home Services knows how important it is for you to have a safe, clean home to reside in during the cooler months. We have a combined experience of 50 years in the pest control industry, and we want to share our expertise with you to ensure you can weather out the winter as comfortably as possible.

When the seasons' change and the spring and summer months bring new pests, we will be there for you -- because just like the changing of the seasons, you can count on Lake Norman Home Services to be on standby, ready to jump in and secure your home.