It's Spring, Why am I Still Seeing Mice Poop in My Home?◀ Back To Blog
May 24, 2018
Having mice inside your home can be so frustrating, especially if they have been there all winter. If you are expecting them to just up and leave now that the weather is improving, you may want to think again. Those mice have already nested, know exactly where their food supply is coming from, and have shelter from the weather. Maybe you have a brand new infestation that caught you off-guard because you thought mice only invade homes during the winter. Now those mice are relying on you, your supplies and your home to survive, and in return, they wreak havoc in your kitchen, attic, and walls.
Whatever the case, longtime residents or newly acquired, you are finding mice poop all over your home. You might even smell the feces and urine by now, in the kitchen, along the floor, or in some other very obscure places throughout your home. Mice are dangerous and so is their poop.
Once mice get comfortable inside your home and are living with you side by side and in close proximity to your food source they create many dangers for you and your family. They can gnaw through personal items, walls, ceilings, floors, even insulation. Not only will they damage those items, but could cause a fire if electrical wires are chewed.
Mice will get into your kitchen, pantry, and food prep areas to look for food to feed their own families. There they can contaminate your food with their feces, urine, and other bacteria or parasites they carry on their bodies. Mice can be responsible for cases of salmonella, dysentery, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, as well as the diseases caused by fleas, ticks, and mites. There is also the danger of the hantavirus that may live inside their feces, and once it is dried it can become airborne and can cause serious health problems. This is why it is very important to prevent stirring up harmful fecal dust that could get into the air.
Needless to say, mice don’t belong inside your home, and they need to be removed and kept out. DIY mouse control solutions can help a little, but usually don’t take care of the whole infestation because mice are evasive, hide in places people can’t get to, and reproduce rapidly. Many forms of baits and traps are both messy and dangerous. That’s why it is so important to get the help of a professional pest control service when you first notice signs you have a mouse infestation, or better yet before mice have gained access to your home in the first place.
In New York's Capital District and Adirondack region, Thomas Pest Services can help you get rid of mice and prevent them. Call us today to learn more about our residential pest control options.