Should I Be Concerned With San Diego's Pesky House Mice?

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You've probably seen a mouse or two in your home at some point, and if you're like most people, you probably don't think much of it. Mice are one of the most common household pests in San Diego, and while they may not seem like a big deal, they can pose a grave threat to your health and safety.

Mice carry all sorts of nasty diseases. They can also cause severe damage to your property. If you're knee-deep in a mouse infestation, don't try to handle it on your own. Call a reputable San Diego pest control company such as Habitat Protection for assistance. We're more than capable of getting rid of the mice and ensuring they don't come back.

If I See One Mouse In My Home, Does That Mean There Are More?

Mice are very prolific creatures. If you see one mouse in your home, there are likely more in hiding. These critters are nocturnal and extremely good at hiding. So if you spot a mouse out in the open, it's a good indication that you have an infestation on your hands.

Some of the other signs of a mouse infestation include:

  • Droppings: Mice droppings are typically about the size and shape of a grain of rice, and they'll be scattered all around your home.
  • Rustling noises: If you hear something moving around in your walls or ceilings, there's a good chance that it is mice.
  • Nests: Mice build their nests using materials like paper, cotton, and insulation. You may find these nests in your closets, cabinets, or drawers.
  • Chewed wires and furniture: Mice need to chew continuously to prevent their teeth from growing too long. If you see any evidence of damage to your wiring or furniture with tiny bite marks, there's a good chance that mice are responsible.

If you think you may have a field mouse infestation, seek expert help immediately. These critters can do a lot of damage to your property in a short amount of time. 

Can Mice Make You Sick Without Touching Them?

Absolutely. Mice can spread all sorts of nasty diseases just by contaminating your food and living areas.

Some of the most common diseases spread by mice include:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.
  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Encephalitis

A mouse infestation is not worth risking your health or the health of your loved ones. The best way to get rid of rats and mice in and around your home is to contact a professional exterminator as soon as possible after spotting signs of an infestation. We have the knowledge, tools, and experience necessary to eliminate mice quickly and safely and keep them from coming back.

What Happens If My Cat Catches A Mouse?

Cats are among the top animals that eat mice. Hence, cats are one of the best ways to get rid of mice. If your cat catches a mouse, it's likely the cat will eat at least some of the mouse. While this may seem like a desirable outcome to you, the reality is that mice can carry all sorts of diseases that can spread to your cat.

Consequently, the only recommended way to get rid of mice is to call in a professional exterminator. We'll treat your home with safe and effective methods, so you won't have to worry about your cat getting sick.

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice For Good?

Mice can be tough to get rid of, especially if you're trying to do it independently. They're excellent at hiding and can reproduce very quickly.

The best way to catch mice and get rid of them for good is with expert help. Habitat Protection is a professional pest control company that's been eradicating mice from homes in San Diego for years. 

We employ safe and effective EPA-approved methods, so you can rest assured that your home will be safe and rodent-free in no time. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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