That Gnawing Sound Could Be a Mouse in Your House
The mouse is one of the most bothersome pests that trouble homeowners since they can do a lot of damage before you even know that they are in your house. Sometimes the first clue of a mouse infestation, and that you have a mouse in house and are in need of mouse control, is when you hear the chewing and gnawing sound that they make on the inside of your walls. They usually live in areas that are dark and hidden, such as walls, attics, basements, foundations, closets, storage boxes, and any dark and secluded areas that they can find.
These hidden pests rarely leave their hiding places during the day but come out at night to eat your left-out food and contaminate your counters, stoves, cabinets, and other locations with their feces as they crawl all over the place. They also create a great deal of damage from their gnawing and chewing as they make their ways through your walls, wiring, plumbing, and flooring in their efforts to find food and shelter.
Good mouse control begins with prevention. To keep mice out of your house, you will want to make certain that you seal all openings that are larger than a quarter of an inch in diameter. Seal these openings with very strong materials, such as concrete, galvanized steel, or heavy gauge hardware cloth. Also, make certain that you keep your house sanitary and keep your trash in a sealed container. You should also keep the outside of your house as clean as possible as well so you don’t attract a mouse to your property or worse a mouse in house.
If they do get into your house, getting rid of mice can be tough. You can use either poisonous mouse baits or electronic mouse traps. Since baits kill the mouse after a while, electronic mouse traps that electrocute them once caught are probably the better option, keeping rodents from ending up in your walls dead and smelling. Instead, they will be in the trap waiting for disposal.
If you’re dealing with an infestation of mice that is too large for you to handle or if you simply don’t want to deal with this problem by yourself, then call a professional pest control company, such as Ransford Pest Control. We’ll send out our well-trained experts with experience in getting rid of mice.