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A Proactive Approach To Mouse Prevention For Los Angeles Homeowners

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Mice have an uncanny ability to find their way into Los Angeles homes, and once inside, they can be incredibly challenging to evict. These rodents can cause a significant amount of trouble in your home, creating a risk to your family and your property, so the most effective way to control them is to stop them before they ever get inside.

This article will explain the signs to watch for to detect a mouse problem and review the risks of having them inside your house. We’ll also provide our best tips for preventing these rodents. Read on to learn more about proactive mouse control for your Los Angeles home with the experts from The PEST Group.

Clear Signs You Have A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

With mice, the sooner you identify the problem, the better. Although you may not see an actual rodent because they try to avoid people, they leave plenty of evidence around the house if you know what to look for. Here are some signs of mice to watch for:

  • Nests in dark, secluded areas like the attic or crawl space

  • Rod-shaped droppings with pointed ends throughout the house

  • Greasy rub marks along the walls of their runways

  • A potent ammonia-like odor from their urine

  • Gnaw marks that may be rough or smooth

If you need assistance identifying or eliminating rodents in your home, the pros at The PEST Group are here to help. Contact us today to learn how we can help you get rid of mice and prevent future infestations.

Can Mice Be Dangerous?

People often wonder how much damage one little mouse could do. But these pests risk your health and property, and there is rarely only one mouse. These social rodents live in groups and breed rapidly, with females giving birth to six babies every three weeks, quickly turning a minor problem into a severe mouse infestation.

Mice spread several diseases, including leptospirosis, tularemia, and salmonellosis, and can trigger asthma attacks and allergies, especially in children. In your walls and attic, they ruin insulation and chew on wiring, creating a potential fire hazard. Contact The PEST Group today if you suspect mice are already in your house or are looking for assistance preventing them.

Proactive Mouse Control: Preventing Infestations Before They Begin

Proactive mouse prevention measures can help protect your home and family from these risky rodents. The following list includes our best prevention tips:

  • Use silicone caulk to seal potential entryways like cracks and crevices.

  • Fill gaps around utility and pipe entrances using steel wool.

  • Ensure weatherstripping is intact around doors and windows, and install door sweeps on the exterior doors.

  • Replace loose mortar around the foundation and ensure basement windows have a tight seal.

  • Screen chimney openings and vents and check window screens regularly for holes.

Inside your home, you can take additional steps to avoid attracting mice, including keeping eating areas clean, vacuuming frequently to remove crumbs, and storing food in airtight containers. The PEST Group can also help exclusion services to keep mice from getting inside. Contact us today to learn more about our rodent control services or to schedule a free inspection.

The Most Effective Mouse Control For Your Home

Combining your efforts with professional pest services is the most effective way to control mice. The pros at The PEST Group have the experience and tools to eliminate mice and keep them out of your house. Contact us today to learn more about our mouse removal and control services or to schedule your free inspection.