How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Knoxville Home For Good!

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Mice are unwelcome visitors to Knoxville homes. These pests can not only damage your property, but they can also bring health risks into your home that can threaten you and your family. If you are uncertain whether you already have a mouse problem, learn what signs of mice to look for, how they find their way inside, and the most effective way to get rid of mice. Pest OPS provides effective pest control in Knoxville to rid your home of these dangerous rodents for good.

How To Tell If It's Mice In Your Home

Signs of mice sharing your home with you include:

  • Live mice
  • Mouse droppings
  • Mouse tracks
  • Urine odor
  • Gnaw marks
  • Damaged food packages
  • Hearing scurrying sounds

You can have an extensive mouse infestation before seeing signs of its presence. Do not ignore your intuition or the tell-tale signs, because the diseases mice carry can be a problem.

It's Very Dangerous To Have Mice In Your Home

Mice carry and spread diseases. They leave bacteria and other pathogens on every surface they touch. Mice can also leave droppings in food; when you consume it, you are exposed to the nasty diseases they leave behind. The urine and the dust from rodent droppings can cause allergy flare-ups and asthma complications. This is especially true in children.

One of the primary diseases that mice bring to your home is salmonellosis. The presence of salmonella bacteria in their feces can make you and your family very ill. You can have severe abdominal pain and fever, accompanied by diarrhea. You may need medical treatment to recover from salmonellosis. Another disease that the typical house mice can introduce your family to is rat-bite fever. Rat-bite fever is relatively rare, and you do not have to be bitten by a rodent to contract it. All you have to do is come into contact with an infected dead mouse.

Knoxville rodents like mice can damage property by gnawing on wood, wires, and similar items in your home. They can chew on wiring and cause fire hazards when they break the protective covering of the wire.

How And Why Mice Find Their Way Into Your Home

Before you can learn how to keep mice away from your Knoxville home, you have to understand why they want to come into your home. Usually, a mouse enters your house through a crack. The crack in wood or mortar of brick exteriors does not have to be more than ¼ of an inch for mice to come in. Any hole or space around wiring or pipes in your home can offer a mouse the perfect opportunity to gain entry. A hole needs to be slightly larger than a dime for these small pests to use it as a gateway to come and go from your home.

Mice are nuisance pests that can cause disease and significant damage, but they do those things unintentionally. The main reason they move in with you is that your home offers them food, shelter, protection from the elements, and clean water sources.

There are many different traps and methods that people use trying to keep mice away. Do not waste money buying all of the gimmick solutions.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home

The most effective way to get rid of mice is to use professional rodent control services in Knoxville with experienced technicians. If you think you have mice in your house or want to prevent them from coming into your house, call Pest OPS for a free inspection. Our friendly technician will point out possible entry ports and help you establish a home treatment maintenance plan to keep mice away. Contact us today to get started, and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Knoxville.

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