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Mice in the Attic

Mice in the Attic

Is scratching, scurrying, and squeaking coming from your ceiling keeping you up at night? If so, you may be dealing with mice in your attic. Since you can’t see them, it may be easy for you to ignore them until they go away. But in most cases mice will not leave on their own, and allowing them to stay can cause serious damage to your attic interior and threaten the health of you and your family.

The Damages

Leaving mice in your attic is bad not only because their noise will keep you up at night, but their extended stay will leave your attic in shambles. Some of the numerous damages cause by mice living in your attic include:

  • Damages to stored belongings
  • Chewed wires which create a fire hazard
  • Ripped attic insulation, which can drive up your electric bill
  • Build-up of mice urine and feces which can seep through your ceiling, ruining your insulation and staining your ceiling.

Sicknesses

If mice feel bold enough to venture out of their warm nests in your attic, you run the risk of them spreading diseases throughout your home. You don’t have to physically touch a mouse to contract a sickness from them; being in a mice-contaminated area is enough. Some of the diseases you can catch when you allow mice to stay in your attic include:

  • Salmonella
  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Plague
  • Rat-bite Fever

How We’ll Help

The best way to keep your home and family safe from mice in your attic, is to have a professional, like the ones form Critter Control® Ft Lauderdale remove them for you. Attempting to remove mice on your own can result in injury or the spread of diseases. Using poison or mouse traps can be difficult, as they have to be placed in very specific locations. For questions about the mice in your attic, or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 954-467-6067.