Why Can't I Get Rid Of These Mice In My Moline Home?

Mice hiding in a concrete opening.

Daily life is stressful as you navigate traffic, make decisions, and meet deadlines at work. People add to stress as we work with different personality types and work ethics. After a long day of stress, the last thing you want to hear when you return home is, "Help! There is a mouse in the closet!". Upon hearing the call for help, adrenaline fills your system, and your mind whirls with questions about what to do if you encounter the mouse. Suddenly, your house has become another source of stress because of mice.

If you have mice in the house, you need the Moline pest control experts from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. Our second-generation owned company has been removing mice from homes before the invention of color TV, computers, and the internet. We have the tools, experience, and knowledge to eliminate mice from your house!

Does One Mouse Mean I Have An Infestation?

While we want to believe that one mouse is an anomaly, it is a potential sign of a mouse infestation. One female house mouse can produce 35 mice annually, so if you have just two mature female mice, they could give birth to 70 mice in your Moline home in one year!

When a female mouse is born, it will start reproducing when it is less than two months old. Since a mature female mouse produces six pinkies (babies) every three weeks, if two of those are female, and six weeks later they start delivering six pinkies, you can quickly have a mess of mice in your home! You probably have mice in the house if you see a mouse.

Can Mice In My Home Really Make Me Sick?

Yes, mice in the home can make you sick. Mice are serial defecators leaving up to 70 fecal pellets a day! The rod-shaped fecal matter often contains pathogens contracted by the mouse as it feeds on rotten food. As they travel, mice's urine pollutes surfaces with disease-causing organisms.

Mice contaminate surfaces from bacteria and viruses falling from their fur. As they travel in sewers, over pet fecal matter, and in other unsanitary areas, pathogens on the surface attach to their coat. Later, when the mouse moves through a Moline home to a food source or its nest, the infectious organisms fall and contaminate countertops, kitchen cabinets, and cooking surfaces. Leptospirosis, salmonellosis, and hantavirus are illnesses caused by viruses and bacteria from mice droppings.

Another way mice can bring sickness into a Moline home is from the fleas, ticks, and mites they carry. You may recall learning that the deadly outbreak of the Black Death or the plague in the Middle Ages was from infected fleas carried by mice. Fortunately, this disease is treatable now with antibiotics.

Why Aren't Traps Enough To Keep Mice Out Of My House?

Many homeowners set traps for mice, and because mice are curious creatures, the traps occasionally work. Hearing a mouse trap slam shut gives the concerned homeowner a sense of accomplishment because at least one mouse is dead! Although one mouse has met its maker, many more are probably in hiding and don't forget, they quickly reproduce! Mouse traps will not stop mice in the house because they cannot get mice out of the walls, nor do they stop mice reproduction.

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice In My Home For Good?

The best way to get rid of mice is to partner with Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We not only eradicate pests from homes, but we stop rodents and wildlife from invading your space. When a pest control company has been around as long as we have, you learn a few things! Over the years, we have developed The Home Guardian Service 5-Step Process. This procedure effectively eliminates rodents from Moline homes. Contact us today and request a free Home Guardian inspection.

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