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What to Do if You Find a Mouse in Your House

Mice may be cute. However, you definitely do not want a mouse loose in your Rochester house. As we approach the cold-weather season, this scenario is even more likely because mice are looking for a nice warm place to live during the winter. Your house is likely at the top of their list.

So, do not be surprised if you see a mouse in your Rochester house. Below we’ve provided information about spotting a mouse problem and what to do if you find a mouse in your house.

How to Spot a Mouse

It is very unlikely that you will see the actual mice that live in your Rochester home. Mice are nocturnal creates. And, they are extremely shy. This means, that you will likely see signs of mice long before you actually see a mouse itself.

The most common sign of a mouse problem is their droppings. While mice are hard to spot, their droppings are not. Mice have small, dark, cylindrical droppings. These will likely appear in cabinets, pantries, and any other place where there might be food. You may also see a scratch or bite marks, food containers opened, or tiny footprints.

What to Do if You Find a Mouse

Now, here’s the important part. If you actually see the mouse that lives in your house, you do not want to panic. Follow these steps to solve the problem without making the situation worse.

  • If you haven’t seen the mouse itself, make sure to confirm that it is indeed mice that are pestering you. You can call a professional pest removal company like Fox Pest Control to provide this confirmation.
  • Make sure that your home is sealed uptight. All doors and windows should fit properly without any cracks. Plus, if you have cracks or holes in your foundation or roof, you will need to seal them as well.
  • You can set out mouse traps. However, be careful about the type that you purchase. You want to buy and use a quick kill, humane mouse traps. The traditional glue traps will not work as effectively and are not a humane way to catch and remove mice from your Rochester home.Just because you have put down traps does not mean that your home is safe from mice. Mousetraps are the first step in the mouse removal process. However, they cannot guarantee that a mouse will not find its way back into your home. Here at Fox Pest Control, we can.

If you have a mouse problem in the Rochester area, contact Fox Pest Control. We are mouse removal experts that only use the safest and most humane trapping and removal methods. Plus, we provide a free, zero-obligation inspection and estimate. And, if you call before 2 p.m., we will be at your home in four hours or less. Therefore, if you see a mouse in your Rochester house, make sure to contact the best in mouse extermination: Fox Pest Control.

Posted on October 30, 2019.

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