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The 5 Most Common Signs of Mice Infestation

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November 15, 2016

Mice infestation is certainly not what you want to experience this holiday season. Imagine having family and friends over the house to exchange gifts and good cheer, only for the party to be ruined when mice begin to crawl about and give your guests a scare. That may happen to you if you’re not aware of what can bring those furry little critters in your home in the first place. Mice are weirdly intimidating creatures. They’re small, furry, and appear relatively harmless. However, don’t be tripped up by the innocent façade. Mice can carry diseases that will transfer to humans, making you fall ill just in time for flu season. If you’re someone who takes a great deal of comfort in their furniture, it may upset you when mice have clawed and gnawed on your comfiest sofa. They will also make tiny holes in the walls and floors in your home, leaving you paying for the damages. Worse, when you see one mouse, there are bound to be a few more lingering about. If any of them die, their decaying odor will permeate throughout the house and wash away any seasonal cheer in a hurry. With all of this in mind, you need to educate yourself on what to identify when you sense there may be a few furry critters afoot in your household so you can take action as soon as possible.

Why Should You Call Boz Pest Control?

If you want to experience a holiday season with not a single creature stirring in your home, please call Boz Pest Control as soon as possible. We are the number-one mice extermination service in the North Shore. Our team of extermination experts can eliminate mice in your home quickly thanks to several effective solutions including full-home inspections, entry point identification, and bait stations. We can also consult with you after inspection to inform you on the work that needs to be done in your home to ensure mice are kept away for good. With our help, you will be able to rest so much easier in your home knowing your home isn’t riddled with rodents. You will also save plenty of money on home repairs, especially since your walls and floors won’t experience any damage. Plus, that holiday party at your house can now go on issue-free, ensuring your guests won’t be in for a scare when they are simply trying to enjoy themselves.  If you want a holiday season free from the threat of mice extermination, please do not hesitate to call us immediately.

So, What Causes Mice Infestation?

The key to stopping mice from entering your home is identifying how it starts. While all sorts of things can attract mice, we generally find these 5 are the most common causes:

  1. Chipped or Chewed Furniture: Don’t place blame on the family pet when you first see your furniture all chewed up! Mice will love to feast on the wooden legs of furniture and even make a mess of the fabric. It may be a sign that mice are scurrying about in your home. Mice love to gnaw and claw on furniture, which may see you have to spend up to thousands of dollars on new furniture. Probably not the holiday gift you wanted!
  2. Noises from Inside Walls: Are you hearing sounds coming from inside the walls? It’s probably not a ghost, so don’t worry. However, it may indicate the presence of mice, and it needs to be fixed. Mice love to reside in inside the walls, attics, and basements of your home. When you hear something scurrying along inside your walls, it’s most likely that mice are currently making themselves at home and running about.
  3. Unpleasant Odors: When a mice dies in your home, it will start to decay without you even being aware of their presence in your home. This will pop up in a nasty, unpleasant odor that permeate throughout your entire time and make for an uncomfortable indoor atmosphere. This season should be about good smells, like pine or cinnamon. Make sure it stays that way by having a professional to get to the root of the problem.
  4. Improperly Sealed Drainage Pipes: Drainage pipes are perfect nesting places for mice infestation, especially if they are not sealed properly. Imagine getting ready to take a shower, only to have a mouse block the sewer drain. Before it results in a huge drain clog, call an extermination expert immediately for inspection.
  5. Food Waste: Don’t just leave plates of food out in the open or have crumbs all over the floor. After you snack, always sweep up. Mice love a good meal just like the rest of us, and leaving anything out in the open will invite them to enter your home to chow down. Discard food in the garbage or store it away once you’re done.

Prevent Unwanted Guests From Residing In Your Home – Ask Us How To Avoid Mice Infestation Today

Contact Boz Pest Control today if you want to learn more on how you can clean up your home to avoid mice infestation!

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