The thought of mice infestation or rat problem causes anxiety for many home and business owners, for good reason. Rodents can carry disease, create safety hazards by chewing through electrical wiring, and are hard to eliminate. They can squeeze through tiny holes, climb just about anything, and even swim. They also multiply quickly. For example, a female mouse can give birth to 10 litters per year, and the babies will be ready to reproduce within two months.
Some mice and rats in our region can carry the Hantavirus, which is spread to humans through exposure to rodent urine or feces, or bites. People who catch the virus can acquire hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a serious respiratory illness that can cause difficult breathing and sometimes death.
The Hantavirus can be spread through airborne particles when rodent feces or carcasses are disrupted during cleanup. The Virginia Department of Health provides safety tips to help prevent HPS. To protect you and your family from the risk of HPS, it is best to hire a professional pest control company to clean up your mouse or rat problem. We can help.
Signs of a Rodent Problem
Rodents are most active from June through February. In the fall, they are known to enter homes and offices in search of warmth and food. When they find something to eat there, they often nest within the walls or crevices to stay close to the food source.
Rodent infestations are often easy to spot. Look out for small mouse droppings or larger rat droppings along baseboards, under sinks and in cabinets. Inspect your food containers, like cereal boxes, for holes that rodents may have gnawed. You might also see the rodents themselves or find their nests, which typically are built in empty boxes or crates.
How to Get Rid of Mice Quickly
Connor's can help you get rid of the mice (and rats) you have and prevent future infestations. We begin with an inspection to identify where, why and how they move around your home or office. If we find an infestation, we eliminate the rodents using environmentally friendly trapping techniques. To prevent more rodents from entering, we block holes with wire screen, caulk or other fillers. Eliminating food sources is another important preventive measure. We help you identify possible food sources inside and outside, and help you secure the food to detract mice and rats. Once treatment begins, we follow up until the rodents are gone. Along the way, we clean up any affected areas, and for an additional fee we will safely dispose of any waste.
Learn more about our affordable mice exterminator prices. Whether you choose a one-time rodent service or year-round monitoring and control, we will eliminate your mouse or rat problem at a very reasonable price.