As you are lying in bed at night, you hear scratching and scampering above your head. Logically, you think you have mice in your attic. So what do you do now? The first thing to do is not worry. Mice are a common problem in Greenville, SC, especially in the colder months. Thankfully, with the help of professional pest experts, you will be able to get rid of those pests in no time at all.
Attic’s are Common Areas for Mice
When mice come into your home, they are generally looking for two things, food, and shelter. Your attic provides a secluded area full of great spots to nest, from storage boxes to insulation. It’s also usually easily accessible through outdoor soffits, vents, and utility wire entrance holes. And the wall space from the attic usually gives mice a direct link to other areas of your home, like the kitchen.
What Might Tip You Off to a Mouse Problem
In addition to hearing mice scurrying above your head, you might find their droppings. Mice droppings are black and about ¼ inch in length and pointed on either end. Mice also like to gnaw and will chew through food packages, storage boxes, and even wires.
Steps to Prevent Mice
- Keep food sealed in airtight containers to eliminate food sources for mice.
- Clean up crumbs and spills and don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink.
- Seal broken screens and vents and any cracks around doors or windows.
- Set traps to catch any mice that have gotten in.
While these steps may help reduce the number of invading mice in your home, they are often ineffective. Mice are smart and learn how to avoid traps. Small mice can get inside through a hole the size of a dime. And if you do manage to catch a mouse, then you have the added pleasure of disposing of it.
Professional Help to Rid your Home of Mice
At Spencer Pest Services, our expert technicians are trained in methods to properly remove and exclude mice and other rodents. Our licensed professionals will examine your home and help you prevent mice in the future as well as get rid of any current mice infestations. Call us today to learn how we can help you keep your Greenville area home free from mice so you can sleep well at night.