What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mice In My Vail Home?

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Dealing with mice in Vail can be a year-round issue. However, the problem worsens during the colder months of the year. As the temperature drops and mice search for shelter, they are even more inclined than they normally are to try to nest in the recesses of your home. Gaining access to your home is generally straightforward, as they can enter through a hole no larger than a dime.

Due to the common nature of mouse problems in Vail, you need to understand what it means if you have mice in your home, how they can endanger you and your family, and why traps are not enough to get them out. Once you understand the severity of a mouse infestation, learn how RAM Wildlife & Pest Management offers solutions to this key part of pest control in Vail.

Does One Mouse Mean I Have An Infestation?

While a single mouse does not necessarily mean that you have an infestation, it is exceedingly unlikely that you have only one mouse living in your home. Furthermore, if left untreated, a few mice will, over time, certainly turn into an infestation.

If a mouse can gain access to and ultimately find adequate shelter and food within your home, word will quickly get around. Once inside, a few mice multiply with extreme speed. Did you know that a single female mouse can give birth to up to 10 litters per year, each containing upwards of 12 pups? That means that just two mice quickly turn into over a hundred! Due to their lack of natural predators inside the home, mice also tend to live longer in your house than in nature, further perpetuating the infestation.

Can Mice In My Home Really Make Me Sick?

A mouse infestation is no laughing matter. You must take it quite seriously as the following are some diseases mice carry: 

  • Hantavirus
  • Tularemia
  • Plague
  • Salmonella
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

In addition to these illnesses, mice carry loads of parasites, such as fleas and ticks, that can cause irritation, allergic reactions, and become their own nuisances within the home.

Why Aren't Traps Enough To Keep Mice Out Of My House?

There is nothing inherently useless about traps. In fact, they are many times a component of well-laid extermination plans. However, traps do not solve the root cause of a mouse problem. The origin of the mouse problem is that they were able to penetrate the home, at which point they found their surroundings hospitable enough to stay and multiply. The problem with exclusively setting traps is that it does nothing to resolve the numerous access points that probably exist, and it couldn't possibly address all of the mice you have in your home. To make matters worse, the longer the traps are laid out, the more the mice learn to avoid them, rendering them useless.

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice In My Home For Good?

If you want to get rid of them for good and keep mice away, call the professionals at RAM Wildlife & Pest Management. Our company has been around since 2006, and we employ the best technicians trained to handle anything and everything that plagues Vail homeowners, including all types of mice. We thoroughly examine the extent of the problem and offer extensive baiting, trapping, and exclusion services. This approach ensures that we not only kill mice fast but that once the mice problem resolves, it doesn't rear its ugly head again. Call us today for your mice pest control needs.

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