What To Do About Mice In Your Yakima County Home

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house mouse on the floor

There is a good possibility that the television on your wall is thinner and lighter, yet it is bigger and more powerful than the TV you owned in the 1980s. We live in an age where large items are now conveniently smaller; however, just because something is small does not always mean we like it. For example, mice are small, but we don't want them in our house. Despite their diminutive size, mice scare us, and we often run away if one crosses our path. 

If mice are in your house, you need the Yakima County pest control technicians from Prosite to come to your rescue. We know where mice live, what attracts them to your home, and how to remove them. Continue to read to learn about these tiny rodents. 

How To Tell If It's Mice In Your Home

Mice are nocturnal, so you may not see a live mouse during the daytime; however, that does not mean they don't leave behind evidence of their presence. The following are signs that you have mice in your Yakima County home

  • Mice sound at night: These sounds come from mice creating nests near a food source, out of the insulation, shredded paper, and other materials in homes. 
  • Mice droppings: Mice leave 1/8 to 1/4 inch droppings with pointed ends behind on top of kitchen counters, cabinets, drawers, and other locations. 
  • Mice runways: Once a mouse finds a food source, it guides others to the location by leaving a trail of pheromones; this trail becomes a path for other mice to follow. 
  • Mice rub marks: Mice have oily, dirty fur, and when they rub against walls or corners, it leaves a greasy spot. 
  • Mice gnaw marks: Mice are rodents with continually growing incisor teeth that they must keep trimming. Mice trim their teeth by chewing on almost any object in the house. 
  • Mice tracks: If the runway is dusty, you will notice four and five-toed prints.
  • Mice's urine: Mice stain objects with their urine, and the urine leaves a musty odor.
  • Mice nests: Mice build nests in garages, attics, closets, and basements. 

These are the primary signs indicating you have house mice in your Yakima County home. 

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

Mice transport diseases, and although touching a dead mouse can transfer the disease-causing pathogens, there are other ways the presence of mice can make you ill. Diseases from mice to humans transfer by their constant defecation as they travel across countertops, pantries, and other areas. Mice carry fleas and ticks into the house, and these insects are notorious for spreading Lyme disease, bubonic plague, and other diseases. Mice pollute surfaces and food products when bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms on their fur fall off and pollute the areas. 

The Best Way To Get The Mice Out Of Your House For Good

Although a mouse trap will occasionally catch a mouse, the only way to get rid of mice is to use mouse control in Yakima County from Prosite. We will inspect the property to identify the rodent type, hot spots, nesting areas, and their entry points. Based on our findings, we will create a custom plan utilizing humane rodent traps to remove the problematic pest.   

How To Prevent Future Mouse Infestations In Your Home

Once technicians from Prosite eliminate the mice in your Yakima County house, you should take the following steps to prevent a future infestation:

  • Keep all outdoor and indoor garbage cans closed.
  • Seal entry points into your home.
  • Prune trees and shrubs away from the structure. 
  • Wipe down the eating and cooking areas after each meal.
  • Vacuum the house regularly.
  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Keep the garage door closed as much as possible. 

These pest control tips will discourage mice from returning to your property. Contact us today, and let us remove the mice for you!