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What It Takes To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Lewisville Home

When you go up into your attic to grab a stored box and see a little mouse running along a wall, you may wonder how that mouse got into your attic. It is so tiny, and your attic is way up there. You may also wonder if there are more, and what you need to do to rid your home of them. Getting rid of mice is hard to do when you have no idea how many mice you have, where they're hiding, and what works to capture them. Join us today as we discuss what it takes to get rid of a mouse infestation, how mice get up to your attic, what they do when they are up there, and some of the challenges of mouse control. If you currently need help with a mouse problem and would like to speak with someone about addressing these tiny rodents in your home, contact us. Our friendly and knowledgeable technicians know what works to stop mice and ensure no mice remain in your home after treatment. We also offer year-round pest control in Lewisville to keep mice and other pests out continually. We can help!     

How To Identify A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

Obviously, seeing a mouse is a clear indication that you have mice in your home, but did you know that seeing one mouse is an indication of a severe infestation? Mice prefer to stay hidden and typically show themselves when they have to work hard to outcompete other mice for food. Overpopulation is a direct factor in whether or not you'll see mice. So, let's leave that one off the table. Here are some other ways you may detect mice.

  • Mice noises will alert you to a problem. Were you wondering how a mouse gets to your attic? One way is that it chews a hole in a sole plate and works its way up through a wall void. If you hear scraping and bumping in your walls, that noise could be a mouse working its way up to your attic. It may also be a mouse going down to your kitchen to explore for food. It is rare to hear these noises because mice typically nest close to food sources. If a mouse is eating your pantry foods, it will live in your pantry wall rather than in your attic. So, this isn't a great way to detect mice.
  • You may smell mice. As mice explore your home, they lay down droplets of urine to help them use their noses to navigate. If you have a lot of mice in your attic, you'll definitely notice the smell. When you search for mouse activity, don't forget to use your nose. 
  • You may find tiny, black fecal pellets. The best way to detect mice is to do an inspection and find their droppings. Mouse droppings are black and slightly smaller than grains of rice when fresh. Old droppings are grey. You can find droppings in your attic and on your attic insulation. They also appear in surprising places inside your home, such as in the backs of your kitchen drawers, shelves, and sink cabinets. 
  • Mouse holes are a good indication that mice are moving about in your home. When you find a hole, patch it. Doing so will help you tell if you have an active infestation. Look for these behind appliances, under cabinet overhangs, and around door frames.
  • Dogs and cats act strange in kitchens when they detect mice. Your dog and cat can hear and smell things you cannot. If they're acting strange in the kitchen or near the pantry, you may have mice.

When you see a mouse or you detect warning signs of mice in attic spaces or other hidden places around your home, you won't know the number of mice you have. You'll just know that mice are active in your home. So, you may wonder, how does mouse detection relate to getting rid of mice? Mouse detection isn't only for determining that you have a mouse infestation. You can use mouse detection after you've taken steps to drive mice out. If you stop hearing noises, smelling urine, seeing fecal pellets, finding holes, and seeing your pets acting strangely, you know you're on the right track.    

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Why DIY Mouse Control Is A Waste Of Time And Money

It isn't easy to catch mice. Mice work together to avoid danger. They use their noses to smell you on the traps you place, or they smell the scent of the last mouse you caught. They move quickly to avoid the hammer of a trap, and they eat delicately enough to clean the bait off the catch. Don't let it surprise you when you find a trap unsprung and bait-free, or a trap that is sprung and has no mouse in it.

Not only are mice hard to trap, but mouse control requires more than traps. A common outcome of DIY mouse control is that it is incomplete and becomes a never-ending battle. It can go on for months, or even years. When mice aren't properly addressed, they're allowed to continue to present a threat to health and property. It pays to contact a professional when you first see a mouse, or when you begin to detect warning signs of mice inside your home.    

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  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

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    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.
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    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.
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