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The Importance of Mice Control

If you have seen mice around your house, garage, barn or yard, you are probably seriously considering mice control. These are not the cute little white mice that were sold in pet stores years ago, but pests which damage your property and carry disease that can affect your family.

Mice and their droppings can cause or worsen allergies in many individuals, as well as causing asthma symptoms and attacks. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which occurs throughout the North American continent, is carried by mice. It can be caused by contact with the rodent or their droppings and urine, or by breathing in dust that has been contaminated by them. The deer mouse and white footed mouse, among others, have been known to transmit these.

The common house mouse has been the cause of the spread of Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM) worldwide by direct contact with the rodent or their droppings and urine, or by breathing in dust that has been contaminated by them. And Salmonellosis is a problem worldwide from eating or drinking food or water that is contaminated by rodent feces.

In addition to disease, mice are also capable of causing damage by chewing through wiring, timber, pipes and brickwork. This damage can lead to electrical problems and even, is some cases, to fires.

You can set traps for mice, purchased from a local hardware store. You can also set out baits to poison them. One problem with many poisons used is that the mouse will ingest the poison, then crawl into a corner of your home to die – and the resulting odor can be very problematic. Poisons are also a hazard to children and pets if not properly positioned.

The most effective resource for mice control is a professional provider, such as Metro Pest Management. These professionals are trained to locate the problem and its source, and determine the proper and safest extermination process. While you can place traps, a professional has studied the habits of mice, and knows where the traps will be most effective. You can purchase poisons, but a professional has access to the most technologically current products and methods. They will monitor for results, and set up a long term eradication program that will keep them from returning.

Whatever your choice of ways to eliminate the problem of mice in your home and on your property, mice control should be carried out efficiently and safely to protect both you and your home.

To speak with someone about mice control, give the experts at Metro-Pest a call today.

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