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Getting Rid Of Mice In Your Westchester County Home For Good!

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The County of Westchester lies between Long Island Sound and the Hudson River. As people wind their way through the county's towns and villages, they will surely delight in the various quaint businesses and homes that dot the surrounding area. Westchester County is known for its welcoming spirit, but the welcome mat gets withdrawn when mice start showing up. Without pest control in Westchester County, these pesky critters may decide to stay awhile in your welcoming Westchester home.

Clear Signs Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

Mice live in all different kinds of habitats. Unfortunately for homeowners, one of those habitats often becomes residential homes. Since mice typically scurry around at night, homeowners may not see them, but signs of mice will soon become evident. Mouse droppings are one of the most common signs of a mouse infestation. Another sign that mice are in your home is the discovery of gnaw marks on woodwork or food packages.

Mice have a habit of rubbing up against walls and baseboards, so homeowners often begin to notice dark, oily rub marks on these areas. Homeowners often stumble upon shredded and soiled items like insulation, papers, and cloth because mice find them useful for nesting materials. Another unpleasant sign of an infestation is the smell of urine that can permeate the air. Since even the slightest sign of a mouse infestation is cause for concern, it is crucial to get to the source of the problem by partnering with a pest professional like Parkway Pest Services.

You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick

Homeowners don't have to touch mice to be affected by them. Whether it's the mice themselves or the friends they bring along with them, all can upset the peace within your home.

The different ways mice in Westchester County can affect homes without actually coming in contact with them are as follows:

  • Mice saliva, urine, and droppings can affect the air in homes. People who have allergies or asthma can have their conditions aggravated.
  • Cleaning up feces and soiled items can expose homeowners to diseases mice carry.
  • Mice contaminate items they nest in, the food they munch on, and surfaces they climb over; contact and ingestion of contaminated items can make people extremely ill.
  • Mice often transport other pests like mites, ticks, lice, and fleas that bring their health issues to homes.

While mice are known to damage homes, many people are unaware of the threat mice pose to their health. To ensure the safety of those living inside your home, homeowners should immediately call Parkway Pest Services to get rid of mice in your Westchester County home.

Why Mouse Traps Aren't Enough To Get Rid Of An Infestation

Mouse traps are a typical "go-to" for homeowners looking to eliminate mice in their homes, but they rarely solve infestation problems. Mice breed like crazy; females produce up to 35 babies yearly, so, even if traps get a few mice, more will take their place. Many traps rarely catch mice because they get placed in the wrong location, and, if traps don't get baited correctly, they will prove ineffective.

Even the scent of a human or dead mouse can make mice avoid traps. Mice have quick reflexes that sometimes allow them to elude traps. If homeowners don't locate mice access points, traps won't work; mice return repeatedly. Making sure mice get removed from your property requires help from pest professionals. Using Parkway Pest Services is the best mouse pest control solution for effective mouse exclusion and prevention in Westchester County.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Mice In Your Home

When homeowners discover that mice are overtaking their homes, calling in a mouse pest control company like Parkway Pest Services is vital. Our third-generation, family-owned and operated company has served the Westchester area for over 80 years. We are experts in mice behavior and the appropriate techniques for efficient removal. For quick removal services, contact Parkway Pest Services today to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Westchester County.