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Professional mouse control and extermination costs vary depending on the market, the service type, the size of the infestation, and if there is a warranty provided. Average costs for a one-time mouse exterminator are about $150-$450. Annual recurring General Pest Control Plans, which include mice and other pests are $320-720 per year. Most pest control companies will perform a free mouse-rodent inspection. CLICK HERE to see a complete list if average pest control prices.
You can try but many homeowners fail. That is because mice are perfectly adapted to living with humans and they keep coming back to seek shelter and food. There is no shortage of DIY mouse control products out there, everything from traps, glues, to ultrasonic sound devices. However, the best approach is an integrated pest management program from a professional exterminator that routinely services your property. These programs include exclusion and extermination services. A mouse can squeeze through an opening as small as ¼ of an inch. Finding and sealing every opening, especially in older houses is a daunting task. Mouse control is an ongoing battle that stresses prevention and not usually a one-time fix. Even professional mouse exterminators, armed with knowledge and specialty products, can take 30-60 days to eliminate a mouse infestation.
Yes, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Mice can carry up to 35 different diseases such as salmonella and hantavirus spreading from their urine or droppings. Rodent droppings can also trigger allergies in some people, especially children. Mice are known vectors of diseases by carrying fleas, ticks, or mites into your home. Add to that the danger posed by chewing through wires and building materials and they pose a serious threat.
Mice are cautious and you may have them as uninvited guests…. but never see them. Until they takeover. Mice have immense breeding characteristics. Reaching sexual maturity at just 4-6 weeks of age and a gestation period of just about three weeks, one mouse can give birth to 5-6 babies 10 times a year. Once you see them you usually have a major population. Our suggestion is to look for early signs of mice infestation, before they start breeding out of control. These signs include: little black droppings along walls the size of rice, scratching or scurrying sounds in walls, unusual musty odors, chewing or feeding marks on household food, stains along baseboards. The best places to look with a flashlight are basements, attics, kitchens, laundry and under appliances.