Mice Control and Extermination Service
The pitter-patter of tiny feet in the night isn’t always cause for celebration, especially when it signals a mice infestation. These small rodents, while seemingly harmless, can create a significant burden on homeowners in Austin, Texas. They not only cause property damage but are also known carriers of various diseases, contaminating food and surfaces in their wake. At Absolute Pest Management, we recognize these challenges and offer a comprehensive range of mice control services. Our treatment options include advanced baiting, strategic trapping, and preventative measures which are all designed to provide an effective and efficient solution to your mice problem. Don’t let these tiny trespassers take over your home — reach out to Absolute Pest Management so our mice exterminators can help reclaim your property today.
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Mice Control Treatment Options
Trapping involves the use of snap traps, glue traps, or live traps placed in key areas where mouse activity is high. It’s a safer method of mice control when compared to the risks that come with introducing rodenticides.
Baiting uses specially formulated poison which is placed in strategic locations. The mice are attracted to the bait, consume it, and the poison effectively eliminates them.
Once the mice are trapped, they are carefully removed from the property, ensuring that your home is cleared of these unwanted guests.
After the removal process, thorough sanitation is performed. This includes cleaning and disinfecting the areas affected by the mice infestation to remove harmful bacteria or viruses they may have left behind.
Absolute’s Pest Free Process
Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your property. Our experienced technicians identify the types of pests present, their breeding grounds, and potential entry points, allowing us to understand the extent of the infestation.
Based on the inspection findings, we develop a customized treatment plan. This could involve the use of environmentally friendly pesticides, traps, or other methods, all designed to effectively eliminate the pests from your property.
After the treatment, we focus on pest prevention, which involves educating clients on how to minimize future pest problems and making your property less attractive to pests. This step is crucial in preventing future infestations.
We stand by our service guarantee and follow up on our treatments to ensure the effectiveness of our work. This allows us to make any necessary adjustments and verify that your rat problem has been thoroughly resolved.
The final step is regular maintenance. We provide ongoing services to ensure that your property remains pest-free. This includes periodic inspections and treatments as necessary, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is protected from pests.
Mice Risks & Problems
Mice will use their strong, sharp teeth to gnaw on a variety of building materials which results in significant damage to your property. These damages include chewing through electrical wiring, shredding insulation, and boring holes through structural woodwork.
Food Contamination and Disease
Mice crawl around dirty areas that expose them to bacteria that can spread to food and surfaces like kitchen counters. These diseases include salmonella and e coli which present a major health risk to humans.
Mice Poop Diseases
Mice poop contains harmful diseases like leptospirosis and hantavirus. These diseases can be transmitted to humans through either direct or indirect contact with the mouse poop.
Significant Population Growth
One female mouse can start to breed after 6 weeks and produce up to 60 offspring in a single year. This can lead to a rapid increase in mice populations.
Possible Mice Bites
Mice sometimes bite humans which can cause painful wounds and potentially transmit diseases like rabies. While this is rare, it is more likely when a mouse is cornered or picked up.
Introduction of Fleas
Mice are also known carriers of fleas that can introduce these blood sucking parasites into your home. This can increase the risk of serious disease transmission as well as cause itchy flea bites.
Signs of Mice
Mice poop are tiny, dark brown pellets about the size of a grain of rice. They are often found under furniture or in pantries where mice hide and eat.
Evidence of bite marks on food packaging, wooden structures, or wires indicate mice activity. Not only will they chew through materials to access food, but they will also do it to keep their teeth short as their teeth grow continuously.
Mice are smart creatures that know how to map out a home. They will use the same pathways to traverse their territory because they are safe and undisturbed. These runways are often marked with oil stains from a mouse’s hair and also littered with poop.
Sound of Mice Inside Walls
Hearing scratching or scurrying noises, especially at night when mice are most active can indicate they have taken residence inside your walls or ceilings.
A strong, musky ammonia-like smell, especially in enclosed areas like cupboards or beneath appliances, is often a sign of a severe mouse infestation.
Dusty, less-used areas of your home might reveal tracks or footprints of mice. These tiny prints, or tail marks, are often a sign of ongoing activity.
Shredded Nesting Materials
Mice build nests using soft materials. Finding shredded paper, fabric, or plant matter in secluded corners can indicate the presence of a nest.
How to Prevent Mice
Sealing off possible entry points like cracks, gaps, or holes in the foundation, walls, or around pipes can prevent mice from entering your property, making it an effective preventative measure.
Keeping your property clean, especially the kitchen and storage areas, can deter mice. Regular cleaning removes food residue and potential nesting materials that attract mice.
Proper Food Storage
Storing food in sealed containers, particularly grains or pet food, can reduce the chances of attracting mice. Remember, an accessible food source is one of the main attractions for these pests.
Natural Mice Deterrents
Certain natural substances like peppermint oil, clove oil, or chili powder can act as deterrents. Mice find the smell of these substances unpleasant, and it can discourage them from inhabiting an area.
Introducing natural predators, such as cats or certain breeds of dogs, can be an effective control method. These pets can deter mice, reducing their numbers and discouraging them from setting up home in your property.
Why Choose Absolute Pest Management
Our advanced mice control techniques are designed to thoroughly eliminate your mouse problem, making your property safe and comfortable.
We won’t rest until your mouse problem is entirely resolved. Our guarantee is a commitment to delivering the results you deserve.
We make top-tier pest control accessible to everyone, without ever compromising on quality.
Our team is comprised of highly skilled professionals, trained in the latest pest control methods to ensure efficient and effective service.
This crucial first step allows us to identify any mice issues you may have and devise an effective treatment plan.
Friendly and Prompt Service
Your time is valuable to us, and we strive to provide swift, professional, and courteous assistance from start to finish.
Absolute Pest Management Guarantee
Effective mouse treatment designed to last
Guaranteed to remove all mice from a property
Prompt service that will return if treatments are not 100% effective
We just moved into a newly built home, and there were ants, roaches, and spiders everywhere! We gave Absolute a call and they were out within a few days of setting up service, and had the best value (I called and got quotes from three other local providers).
Our technician, Kenny, came out and was absolutely amazing
From day one we have been very happy with the detailed inspections of our home and landscape. Josh, our current technician is a great customer service representative. Easy communication and thorough. We appreciate the detailed summary of service and list of applied products provided after each visit. No pest control issues.
They’ve been coming by for almost a year with easy-to-book quarterly appointments. At the beginning, since I had just moved in to a new house, it required a few reservice appointments. They quickly added me to the schedule and didn’t give me any hassle about coming back. Everyone has been friendly!
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What are the best mice control methods?
The most effective mice control methods usually involve a combination of prevention and sanitation to remove food sources, and professional pest control services that offer trapping, baiting, and removal solutions.
What happens to mice after pest control?
After professional pest control intervention, mice are typically either eliminated through strategically placed bait stations and mouse traps, or they are humanely trapped and relocated far from your property. The infested areas are then sanitized to remove any traces and prevent disease spread.
What is the most humane way to control mice?
The most humane way to control mice is by using live-catch traps which capture mice without harming them, followed by their release far away from residential areas. It’s important to couple this with prevention techniques to stop re-entry and reduce the likelihood of a recurring infestation.
What is the best way to control mice on a farm?
On a farm, the best way to control mice is by using a multi-pronged approach that includes natural predators like barn cats, baiting and trapping, good sanitation practices to minimize available food sources, and regular inspections to identify and seal off potential entry points.