Having one or two mice in your home may be annoying, but it can grow to a full infestation overnight. Mice reproduce at such a rate that one mouse can bear around 2000 offspring in a just year. When dealing with a mice infestation, you may be immediately tempted to leave out poison; however, it can be dangerous to any occupants in the building- especially young children and pets. The best way to handle this issue is to call a professional for a quick and efficient removal.
Symptoms of an Infestation
A mice infestation can be identified by:
Droppings – Look for any mouse droppings and urine piles around your attic or near nests.
Signs of Gnawing – Mice have sets of teeth that never stop growing. This causes them to constantly chew on materials such as exposed wood, wires, ducts, cardboard and anything else they can get their paws on.
Foul odor – Mouse urine and feces can release a pungent smell throughout your entire house.
Nests – Mice will gather anything soft- especially insulation, paper, and boxes- to create nests for their litters.
Scratching sounds – Mice are nocturnal, so you will hear them scurrying around while you’re trying to sleep.
Seeing mice – Because they are typically only active at night, seeing mice around during the day is a big predictor of overpopulation.
What To Do
At the first sign of a mice infestation, we urge you to call a professional. At Critter Control® of Ft. Lauderdale, we use logical and humane methods to rid you of your unwanted house guests. Call us today at 954-504-6467 for your fast, free estimate.