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How Mice Find Their Way Into Your Nashville Home And How To Get Them Out

September 30, 2022 - Mice

Unless you have a crippling fear of rodents, you probably think that some mice are cute. When kept in clean cages and fed a healthy diet, some would argue that mice even make good pets. The problem comes when they are allowed to roam freely inside our homes. Rodents are natural problem causers. Mice are no exception. Here is how these furry pests find their way into Nashville homes and everything you should know about mouse control. To skip straight to getting professional pest control in Nashville for the removal of rodents, call our team at Five-0 Pest Control. We will walk you through your options and schedule your property for a service visit.

How To Tell If Mice Are Infesting Your Home

Because mice are one of the larger pests that invade homes in our area, one might think that they are easy to identify. This is not always the case. Mice are nocturnal (active during the night) and do not like interacting with humans. During the day, you won’t hear a peep from these pests. It is only after you go to bed that they will tip-toe through your home. Keeping this in mind, here are some signs of mice you need to know to identify a mouse problem indoors.

  • Mouse droppings
  • Gnaw marks 
  • Shredded paper, fabrics, or insulation
  • Nests built in secluded areas around your home
  • Scampering noises at night
  • The smell of ammonia or visible urine stains

To help you identify mice in your walls, our team offers detailed rodent identification services. We have the tools and training to spot an infestation inside your home before problems grow out of control.  

Having Mice In Your Home Is A Serious Health Hazard

We all know that mice are annoying. The question is, do these furry pests pose a threat to human health? Absolutely. Mice are among the dirtiest pests here in Nashville. They carry bacteria and other disease-causing organisms on and inside their small bodies. Some common diseases you might contract from mice are hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and salmonellosis. These furry rodents also carry fleas and ticks into homes, and these tiny parasitic bugs carry their own sicknesses and are a threat to both people and animals. 

How Mice Find Their Way Into Your Home

Although mice are large pests, they are more than capable to squeeze or chew their way into your home. Most often these furry rodents find entry points in exterior foundations; through gaps and cracks around doors and windows; and through other openings found in exterior walls. If an entry point isn’t big enough to squeeze through, a mouse might chew on it until it is large enough. These pests can chew through materials as hard as dense wood, aluminum siding, and plastic. If you don’t want mice inside your home, we recommend starting by sealing your home’s exterior and addressing as many entry points as possible. For further help, hire the experts at Five-0 Pest Control.

The Most Effective Way To Get Rid Of Mice For Good

The absolute best way to get and keep wild mice out of your Nashville home is to hire a pest control professional. At Five-0 Pest Control, we make sure members of our community have access to information about pests as well as quick answers to their pest problems. Let us know if you are interested in joining our pest care family.

Call now to discuss your rodent control options with one of our highly trained pest control representatives. We will answer questions you might have and schedule an appointment for your Nashville home and property. We can help!

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