Mice are considered to be one of the most unpleasant and hard to get rid of, home invaders you may come across. They feed off the unattended food and food supplies stored in the house. They create colonies and multiply in great numbers, eventually ridding the property with droppings, unpleasant smells and bite marks. Mice are also carriers of some diseases and disease causing bacteria, therefore their presence in the house is highly undesirable as one such small animal can cause major headaches to the house occupants. If you have doubts that mice have moved in without letting you know, there are a number of tell-tale signs that may be indications of mice infestation, such as specific and unpleasant odour, tiny bites and scratch marks on floors and furniture, mice droppings in secluded areas of the house, pieces of paper shredded in unusual ways and so on. In such situation where mice infestation is obvious, a professional and experienced pest controller is your best option, they will be able to investigate the situation at hand and apply adequate extermination techniques and methods timely and efficiently.
There is no point in trying to rid yourself of the small rodents as they can live and multiply even with very limited amounts of food and shelter available, in almost unreachable places of the property. This doesn’t mean to say that there is no need to keep the house clean, but quite the opposite – eradication of mice should be in combination with high levels of domestic hygiene and regular and thorough cleaning. A proven method to limit the access of mice to the property is to look for the possible places where they come in from, a house is full of nooks, crannies, cracks, displaced beams or missing tiles. All these are excellent entry ways for the mice, they will use them effectively and have a way in and out. Blocking and building over such problematic areas will restrict access for the small rodents. Food should be stored with extra attention until mice have been eliminated for good and further preventive measures should be applied.