Mice Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

Mice Removal in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

How do we Get Rid of Mice?

Once you suspect mice, the best way to get rid of them is fast, because of their high reproductive rate. Traps, repellents, and hiring a Pest Control Company seem to work the best. When cleaning up mice droppings, make sure you take safety precautions, wearing gloves and masks when handling the droppings, disinfecting the area afterward, and throwing away food that might’ve been contaminated is a must.

Many types of mice exist but the most common are the house mouse and the deer mouse. House mice tend to be more commonly found in urban and suburban developed areas while deer mice are more common in rural areas.

Mice are known for their “nibbling” of many different foods and they are naturally curious about new items placed in their environment. Mice reproduce every 19-21 days and a female mouse can have 5-10 litters a year. At 6 weeks old, the female house mouse is matured and is ready to reproduce. All rodents have poor eyesight and excellent hearing, touching, and smelling senses.

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What Kind of Diseases can You Get from Mice?

  • Lyme Disease
  • Salmonella
  • Rat-Bite Fever
  • Hantavirus
  • Typhus
  • Plague

How to Remove Mice from Walls?

The good news is, if there are mice in a wall, they are most likely able to come and go through small unseen gaps and holes. A conventional treatment will, in most cases, be effective without having to get invasive.

If on the other hand, the mice are trapped because they fell down a wall void, than the only way to extract them is to cut holes. Drywall is easy to repair and many companies can assist with that. Summit in addition to rodent control and removal can also do all repairs including drywall repair.

4 Tips to Prevent Rodents

  1. Seal any possible entry points
  2. Remove any food and water sources
  3. Clear out clutter and debris
  4. Get a cat

What is Rodent Control?

Rodent control is the professional practice of reducing, removing or eliminating a rodent population using a variety of techniques that includes the use of rodenticide, trapping, 1 way exits, food and water elimination, sealing up access points, and the reducing or removal of harborage.

Frequently, for long term control, a maintenance program is advised on a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly frequency. 

Mice are classified as a rodent and are one of the most commonly known rodents.

How do You Get Rid of Rodents?

Getting rid of rodents in your Virginia home or business depends on a number of factors. Things such as the number of rodents, the species of rodents, what attracted the rodents, environmental conditions around the home or business, food and water sources, condition of the building, presence of children, pets, wildlife etc can affect what strategies are implemented.

At SES we believe a multi-faceted approach is best since we believe strongly in and practice integrated pest management and integrated pest control. This practice encourages the use of a 3 pronged approach to pest control using chemical and non-chemical procedures. Procedures such as reducing and removing harborage, sealing entry holes, removing conducive conditions and trapping or judicious and careful use of pesticides.

To be successful in the long term, these methods work best and are best for humans, animals and the environment. An example of IPC(Integrated Pest Control) is to trap mice with snap traps, seal holes in the building envelope, and remove food and water that might be accessible to rodents. Once this is put in place, than monitoring traps, bait stations, and inspections regularly will help gauge success as well as needed changes in the strategy.

How do You Get Rodents Out of Your House?

There are a few choices as to how this can and should be done. The quickest and most effective method is to apply rodenticide(rodent poison) to kill any rodents in and around the home. Traps can be used alone or in conjunction with a rodenticide application, however trapping alone is labor intensive and takes longer to wipe out a population of rodents in the long run.

The occupant of the home should understand a few things before launching out into a full blown poisoning program.

  1. There will ultimately be dead rodents in and around the home. A dead rodent in the building can result in odor and flies from a decomposing rat or mouse.
  2. It's illegal to poison wildlife so squirrels, although rodents, are protected in all states from being poisoned.
  3. Rodent poison will kill all mammals, not just rodents, so pets need to be protected by making the rodenticide inaccessible to pets by placing it in tamper resistant bait stations.
  4. Once a program is complete, all rodenticide is to be removed from application sites and left over rodenticide needs to be disposed of according to label instructions.

How Much does Pest Control Cost for Rodents?

Fees are variable depending on the severity of the infestation. Call us for a free, no-obligation quote. We will send out a Pest Expert to perform an extensive inspection by which he will develop a customized plan that fits your needs. We then will begin the treatment if not the same day, within the next day or so.

Why Should I Address a Rodent Problem?

A couple of mice in a home can quickly turn into an infestation. Most people don’t even realize they have mice until things get really bad. The most obvious signs of a mouse problem are droppings.

Mice can cause various diseases and the problem should be addressed sooner than later, the longer it is prolonged the longer it will take to get rid of them.

Contact Summit Wildlife Removal for Mice Control in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.

Contact us online or give us a call at 703-884-2124 when you need our services. For dog or cat issues, contact your local municipal animal control office.

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