Mice are rodents that can damage everything in the house. Mice are nocturnal; hence it becomes difficult to even spot them. One knows that there are mice in the household, with their gawking, squeaking sound and by the things that they damaged, by nibbling on it.
Mice eat almost everything, from plant leaves, stems, roots to cooked food and even clothes.
There is mostly never a single mouse. They reproduce really fast, could range anything between 2 to 12 pups at a time and 8 to 10 times in a year, that is about 100 to 120 mice in a year by a single female mouse! One can find out how big the infestation is by the amount of droppings. Mice usually leave their droppings everywhere. One can find their droppings in the place they live, or move around or pick their food from. Also, mice chew on everything, paper, wood, food and so one can see a lot of fallen debris around and one knows that there is a mouse infestation. Mouse urine has a very foul and unpleasant smell, which is another sign of them being present.
There are a number of ways to prevent mice from entering your house
There are a number of DIY methods to remove mice.
But when you spot or see the signs of even a single mouse, take immediate action to remove them- you may try some of the above home remedies, but it is best to call a professional, before they increase in number to the extent that they cause very high damage. Especially mice inside the walls are the most difficult to remove and they eat up the electrical wiring, which may lead to short circuit/ electrical fire also.
Pest control by a professional is the best solution, as they are trained to remove these pests. They examine the entire place and suggest solution accordingly. Most pest control companies in Albany pre warn the clients about the side effects if any. There are a number of herbal pest control solutions available these days which are kids and pets friendly. Most pest control companies have follow up visits also.