How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Austin Home: Tips And Techniques For Effective Control

A mouse inside a home

Signs Of A Mouse Infestation: How To Spot Them Early

It is hard to deal with a problem that you are not aware of, and why it's important that you know some signs of mice and are able to identify rodents inside your home.

Here are some of the most common clues these invasive rodents leave behind to indicate their presence:

  • Droppings
  • Urine stains
  • Gnaw marks
  • Holes chewed through items and walls
  • Damage to food boxes

You might also hear rustling noises late at night or see these furry creatures skitter off into hiding after flicking on lights late at night. If you believe you might have a problem but are unsure, bring in our team. We will thoroughly inspect your interior spaces and help you determine whether or not you are dealing with an active mouse infestation in your Austin home.

Why Mice Are A Problem: Health Risks And Property Damage

Mice are an obvious problem when they invade homes, just not in the way that many people think. We all know that these pests are scary and a bit unsettling. What you might not know is that these furry invaders are also destructive and dangerous. Rodents have a bad habit of consuming items and living in areas riddled with disease-causing organisms.

They regularly spread bacteria and pathogens inside local homes and threaten people with a variety of viruses, diseases, and parasitic worms. Speaking of parasites, mice can also carry parasitic pests like fleas and ticks into homes. These small, blood-feeding pests carry and can spread their own set of diseases.

In addition to getting people sick, mice are also destructive. It is not uncommon for these pests to chew holes through walls, damage boxes, gnaw on furniture, sever electrical wires, tear up insulation, rip fabrics, and cause other serious issues with their teeth and claws. Thankfully, options are available to combat these pests wherever they are hiding inside or around your home.

The Importance Of Prompt Mouse Removal: Call Us Right Away!

There is never a time when you should allow mice to live inside your home. If you even suspect these furry pests are around, bring in our Aries Pest Control team. We have the tools and experience needed to identify, remove, and prevent these and other dangerous and destructive rodents through our Austin rodent control services.

All you need to do is invite us over. We will take care of all the details and make sure you have everything you need to say goodbye to mice for good.

Preventative Measures For Mice: Keep Them Out Before They Get In

Part of our job is equipping members of our community with options to deal with invasive creatures like mice. To help you avoid these pests in Austin, here are some DIY prevention tips to use around your home and property.

  • Identify holes and gaps around your home's exterior. Seal these entry points using a caulking gun and some silicone caulk.
  • Check your doors and windows to make sure they are in good working condition and properly sealed. Use weatherstripping and door sweeps if you find leaks.
  • Make sure that all of your home's screens are in good working condition.
  • Keep your trash cans tightly closed and clean them regularly.
  • Clean, clean, and clean some more. It also helps to keep your living areas clutter-free.
  • Store food inside airtight containers.

Contact our team at Aries Pest Control for more information about our residential and commercial pest control services in Austin and to schedule an appointment.