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Why Can't I Keep Mice Out Of My Hendersonville Home?

December 15, 2021 - Mice

An infestation of mice can be difficult to deal with as these rodents are highly skilled at evading humans and living in hard-to-reach areas. Understanding mouse behavior and putting rodent prevention methods in place is the best way to rid yourself of these pests.

The Dangers Of A Mouse Invasion

The house mouse is one of the most common home-invading pests. This rodent is small and has a brown to grey coat of fur, narrow feet, and sharp claws. It is a highly adaptive rodent and is skilled at living alongside humans no matter the conditions; the genetics of the house mouse allows it to find food, shelter, and water wherever humans are. And, due to its size, mice have no problem entering your home and hiding out in the structure's walls, ceilings, attics, or basements, virtually undetected until the infestation begins to grow.

Mice are incredibly difficult to keep out of your Hendersonville home, mostly due to their size and their ability to slip through holes that are no bigger than the diameter of a regular pen. Their size makes mouse-proofing your home almost impossible. Once they are inside your house, mice will begin to reproduce rapidly, will eat just about anything, and can cause serious destruction to your home as they chew and claw through its structure.

Additionally, mice are carriers of the following dangerous diseases:

  • Hantavirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis (LCMV)
  • Tularemia
  • Salmonella

The urine and feces they leave behind may contaminate your food or food storage areas, leading to a serious illness, and contact with their droppings can pass on the diseases mentioned above. Mice may also bring parasites such as fleas, ticks, and mites into your home, which can become infestations if allowed to grow and bring with them more diseases.

Signs that your home may be experiencing a widespread mouse infestation include:

  • Droppings around your house and especially in areas such as underneath kitchen or bathroom sinks, in the back of pantries or cabinets, and attic areas.
  • Grease marks are left along walls and baseboards as they move around your home. The darker a stain is, the more mice have passed through that area.
  • Small holes in your baseboards, food storage areas, or along walls indicate mice are using that space to hide.
  • Scratching or rustling sounds in your walls at night and experiencing strange behavior from your pets around this time. Mice are nocturnal, which is why large amounts of activity will happen at night.

Total Mouse And Rodent Control

Getting rid of a mouse infestation by yourself is next to impossible. This rodent is very adaptable and usually lives in hard-to-reach areas of your home. You can use traps or other DIY methods to reduce the overall numbers of the infestation, but you will not be able to get to the source, which will result in the mouse numbers increasing again once you remove the traps, thanks to their rapid reproductive rate.

For total mouse and rodent control in Hendersonville, contact the professionals at Noble Pest Solutions. Our experts can help find the root cause of your mouse problem and eliminate the infestation at its source. Plus, Noble Pest Solutions offers ongoing prevention services that you can utilize to ensure that these troublesome rodents don't invade your home again.

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