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You're not alone if you're struggling with a mouse problem. A mouse infestation can be a problem for both homeowners and businesses. These tiny pests can cause significant damage to your property and pose health risks, making it essential to deal with the issue promptly.

At Ehrlich, we understand the importance of having a safe, pest-free property. We offer effective and comprehensive mice control solutions customized to your needs. Our experienced and certified technicians use the latest technology and solutions to protect your home from unwanted pests. 

If you need help with mice treatment or removal, contact us today to set up a free inspection.

Signs you have a mouse infestation

Mice are small and can quickly go unnoticed, but they can cause significant damage to your property and pose health risks. To effectively address a mouse infestation, it is essential to recognize the signs of an infestation early on. Here are some signs that you may have a mouse infestation:

1. Droppings: Often found near food sources of hidden corners, mouse droppings have pointed ends and are ¼” or less in length, soft, and dark in color when fresh. Cockroach droppings can often be mistaken for mouse droppings, so it’s best to have them identified by a professional. Spotting these droppings is a clear sign that you should get professional pest control for mice. 

2. Gnawed items: Mice have strong teeth and can chew through almost anything, including wood, plastic, and electrical wires. You may have a mouse infestation if you find gnaw marks on food packaging, furniture, or other items.

3. Nesting materials: Mice build nests using paper, fabric, and insulation. If you find shredded material in your home, it could be a sign of a mouse infestation.

4. Strange noises: Mice are active at night and may make scratching or squeaking noises as they move around your home.

If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take action right away to prevent the mouse infestation from getting worse. Contact Ehrlich today for professional mouse control services.

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Professional mouse control services

Mice can be difficult to control, but with Ehrlich's mice control service, you can rest easy knowing that you have experts in your corner. With over 95 years of experience, Ehrlich has the knowledge and tools to help you get rid of mice while also taking steps to prevent future infestations.

Before developing an effective treatment plan, your technician will perform a thorough property inspection to identify the species and size of the infestation. Then your technician will provide a customized solution to get rid of the mice. We offer a variety of mice treatments, including:

  • Exclusion - All cracks, gaps, holes, and crevices may be filled to prevent mice from entering your property.
  • Exterior rodent stations - Your technician may use exterior rodent stations to bait and trap any mice on your property.
  • Vegetation management - Our vegetation management services (VMS) will remove any weeds or unwanted vegetation from your property.

How to keep mice out of your home 

Preventing mice from entering your home or business is the best way to avoid a mouse infestation. Here are a few steps you can take to keep your home mice-free. 

  • Seal any cracks or holes in your walls or foundation that can serve as entry points for mice. 
  • Keep your home clean and clutter-free to eliminate potential hiding spots or food sources for mice.
  • Seal food in airtight containers, including pet food, to eliminate potential food sources for mice.
  • Properly seal garage doors, eliminating potential entry points for rodents.
  • Trim trees and overgrown vegetation to prevent mice from using them as pathways to your property. 
  • Professional pest control for mice can offer the most protection and prevention when it comes to mouse control.
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How to find a mouse nest in your home

Mice typically live in or near their food source, so if you spot a mouse, it likely means their nest is nearby. To locate a mouse nest in your home, check for areas that are undisturbed or near heat sources. These areas can be behind your refrigerator, under the stove, or around the oven box, in the pantry or a closet. 

They can also live in attics, basements, crawlspaces, and have even been found behind water heaters. You can look for shredded materials like paper, insulation, or fabric, and listen for faint scratching sounds.

Are mice dangerous?

Mice may appear harmless due to their size, but they can create considerable dangers to your health and property. Mice can contaminate food and surfaces with feces, urine, and shed hairs, potentially causing illnesses.

Additionally, mice can cause damage to property by chewing on wires, insulation, and building materials. If you suspect a mouse problem, it’s best to address it promptly and contact a professional for mice removal and prevention. Ehrlich technicians are trained and certified to provide effective mice control.

Frequently asked questions

How do mice enter homes?

Mice can fit through openings that are as small as a dime, so they typically enter your property through small holes, cracks, crevices, or improperly sealed garage doors.

How to kill mice?

The best way to deal with a mouse problem is to call professional mouse exterminators who are trained and adequately equipped with the tools and knowledge for proper mouse control. If you are seeing signs of mice on your property, contact your local Ehrlich branch today.

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