What It Takes To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Rock Island Home

House mouse eating food waste.

Although the phrase "mouse in the house" rhymes, no one wants a mouse in the house! We don't mind sharing our homes with friends and family, but we don't desire to share our house with a furry, four-legged creature that can spread diseases to the family.

If you hear scratching in the walls or under your floor at night, you may have a mouse in your house. Don't live in fear of getting a disease from a mouse; secure the Rock Island pest control team from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. We have been removing rodents in Rock Island homes for decades, and we will remove the mice from your home.

Clear Signs You Have A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

Although mice tend to forage at night while you are asleep, there are signs of a mice infestation in your Rock Island home. If you notice chew marks on wires, furniture, cardboard boxes, and plastic or see pathways littered with rub marks, food, and droppings, you can rest assured that unwanted guests are in your home.

You may also hear scratching sounds in the walls and under the floors. These critters will leave behind rod-shaped fecal droppings, oily rub marks on the walls, and the tell-tale four and five-toed tracks that will alert you of their presence. And the ultimate signs of mice invasion are the strong urine smell and seeing live mice.

If these signs are present in your house, you have a group of mice living in your Rock Island home.

You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick

It is a common misconception that the only way to get a disease from a mouse is by touching it. The following are ways diseases from mice to humans are transmitted:

  • Saliva: This is not exclusive to mice but is a common way pathogens spread.

  • Contamination: Mice shed bacteria and viruses on their fur and feet as they travel over surfaces.

  • Feces: When the feces dry, it flakes and becomes airborne, spreading disease-causing organisms through the home

  • Urine: The water waste of a mouse contaminates food and surfaces with bacteria and viruses.

Mice in Rock Island are the deer mice, house mice, and meadow mice or field mice. These mice spread leptospirosis, tularemia, salmonellosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM), and can cause adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). You can contract these diseases in many ways from mice; therefore, you need to get mice out of the house.

Why Do-It-Yourself Mouse Control Usually Fails

There is a tendency to believe that setting mice traps from Home Depot will stop the mice infestation in your house. While the snares will kill or trap the mice, you will not destroy the mouse population in your house with a couple of traps.

The problem with do-it-yourself methods is that they may not eliminate the source of the problem. If you have a nest in your walls with females producing 5 to 10 babies (pinkies) per liter, stopping mice with a few traps is unlikely.

That is not to say you cannot implement steps to control the current population. For example, maintaining good sanitation will discourage new mice from entering your home. Cleanliness requires the regular vacuuming of the house, wiping down surfaces after each meal, keeping trash can lids closed, and removing debris from the yard and garage.

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home For Good

If you see signs of mice, you need our pest control professionals from Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators. When you schedule a free inspection, our experts will determine the type of mouse invading your home. Because many mouse species have unique behavioral patterns, knowing the species will guide our experts in determining likely nest locations. Once we identify the species, we can create a custom eradication strategy for your home.

Contact us today so we can get rid of mice in your Rock Island home.

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