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Taking Care of That Mouse Infestation

Ed Robinson | Posted on January 24, 2019

Small brown mouse closeup

It’s a famous quote, often attributed to writer/philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.” And if you’ve ever had a mouse in your home or business, you certainly know why that would happen. Mice cause us to react by screaming, jumping on chairs or running away, but they’re a problem that need to be taken care of. According to Nassau County’s website, mice can transmit diseases or cause health problems. It you suspect you have a mouse or a mouse infestation, it’s time to call the pest control experts at Arrow Exterminating.

Arrow Is the Area’s Leader in Pest Management

At Arrow Exterminating, we’ve been serving Long Island and New York City for more than 70 years. We’ve been eliminating pest infestations in Nassau and Suffolk County on Long Island and in the 5 boroughs of New York City since 1947. We have the know-how to take care of problems from rodents to insects and we serve both residential and commercial clients. We see mice infestations all year round and we want to tell you what you can do and what we can do to take care of that mouse infestation.

Determining If You Have a Mouse Inside

The first step you should take is to determine if you actually have a mouse inside your home or business. Sometimes that can be determined quite easily. If you see a mouse, then obviously you have one. That actually happens often, according to Popular Science. Another common sign that you have a mouse infestation is if you see its feces. Mice leave it everywhere and they can leave about 50 fecal droppings a day. It’s easily recognizable. Mouse feces are black and looks like pellets. If you haven’t done anything about an infestation, you will start to notice an unpleasant odor and possibly marks on the wall.

There are several ways mice can get inside your home or business. They’re able to get in through very small openings, a quarter inch or larger. They can enter near your garage door, or pipe conduits they can also enter in areas like walls or basement windows which need to be sealed correctly.

There are several things that attract mice, some that you might not be aware of. According to the website Insider, peanut butter and bacon are both foods that will bring mice into your kitchen. Mice also like to nest in things like cotton, old newspapers and feathers, so don’t be a pack rat.

Let Arrow Take Care of Your Mouse Infestation Problem

While many people try to remediate their mouse infestation problem themselves, using traps they buy from a hardware store, your best bet to take care of the problem is to bring in a professional exterminator. Arrow Exterminating has the experience and expertise to locate and remove any rodents who’ve invaded your home. We can also set up a prevention program to ensure that the mice don’t return. If you’re concerned about any type of infestation, contact Arrow today.

 

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