Mice in your house? What to do?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A mouse is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. Most common one is so called house mouse. The reason they become a pest problem is because they seek shelter and food and often find it in our homes.

How do I know I have mice in my place?
The signs that mice are present are their droppings, gnawing, squeaking, damage to food, food containers or other materials. Mice constantly leave feces and urinate in the areas they frequent. Their droppings are about 1/8 to 1 inch in length and pointed at both ends.

What are the dangers?

All rodents, including mice, carry and spread various diseases and can transmit diseases by way of their feces or urine, infecting food they come in contact with and or contamination of food by urine and or feces, or by coming in contact with your house pets. Mice are responsible for causing injuries to people who at times become alarmed to such a degree that their reaction causes them to injure themselves in many different ways, the most common injury being fractures or broken bones.
What should I do if I suspect there are mice in my house?

Baltimore Animal Control Services provides complete mouse control (mice control) by proofing, trapping, removing, and cleaning your house / apartment. Please call at 443-562-9509 as soon as possible.