How to Get Rid of Mice – PCT Bug Free

So you’ve seen a mouse or signs of a mouse in your home. What do you do now? No need to panic—you just have to take proactive action. Luckily, our technicians have years of experience with removing mice, and today, we’re here to share knowledge with you. Read our guide to learn how to get rid of mice in your home.

Why You Need to Get Rid of Mice in Your Home

One of the main concerns about any rodent—but especially mice—infestation is the health and structural risks they can bring to a home. Just seeing one mouse or their droppings could be a sign that you’re dealing with a nest or infestation. Mice put your family at risk for the following illnesses: 

  • Hantavirus 
  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonella
  • Rat Bite Fever (RBF) 
  • Plague 

Not to mention, they can also attract other pests such as fleas or ticks, which can cause rashes and Lyme disease. 

Mice are also notorious for damaging property, especially wires and pipes. They will chew through electrical wires and water pipes if they block their way, and this can put your home at risk for a fire or flooding. All these factors combined are why we strongly suggest getting rid of a mouse or rat infestation as soon as possible.

Small brown mouse foraging on a fence post

Why Do I Have Mice in My House All of a Sudden?

If you’re noticing signs of mice, you may be wondering where they are coming from suddenly. Several factors can cause rodents to make a nest in or near your home. Some of these factors include: 

  • They’re seeking shelter for the winter or other harsh weather conditions. 
  • There’s an easy entry point for them to your home (this could be a crack or hole in your wall, windows, or doors). 
  • There’s improperly stored food or trash near your home—this can especially be a problem for apartment complexes. Your home may be spotless, but if your neighbor has open food sources, mice could come into your home or unit. 

Remember, mice can happen to anyone, and having an infestation doesn’t mean your home is dirty or unclean. If you have signs of mice, do not ignore them just because you keep a clean home—take steps to get rid of any mice in your home by following the guidelines below.

How to Get Rid of Mice Naturally 

Here at PCT, we encourage effective eco-friendly pest control methods. In fact, we’re dedicated to protecting the environment—and even the animals we remove—through our work. So if you’re wondering how to get rid of rats and mice in a more natural, eco-friendly way, there are several steps you can take. 

Many natural methods for mice removal also act as prevention measures. By removing the resources mice are looking for in your home, you can naturally get rid of them and prevent them. For example, if mice are getting into your home because there’s a hole or crack in your home’s wall, sealing the hole will not only get rid of the mice but also prevent any mice from entering through that entry point again. This method also works for properly sealing potential food sources like stored food and trash, removing hiding spots (firewood, heavy vegetation, and cleaning dark corners), and ensuring pipes and other water sources are leak-free. 

What Keeps Mice Away Permanently?

Beautiful kitchen/diner in a clean, modern, mouse-free home

If you want to keep mice away permanently, the best option is going to be professional treatment, followed by preventative treatments on a regular schedule. Only a trained pest control technician will be able to determine the extent of the current infestation, find the source of your mouse problem, and lay out an effective plan to get rid of rodents in your home. Once the initial issue is addressed, signing up for a preventative maintenance plan will help keep your home rodent-free all year round. 

How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of Mice?

How long mice treatment takes will vary depending on the severity of your infestation. A mild infestation may only take a day or two before your home is mouse-free, but some infestations can take as long as a few weeks to fully eliminate. A good pest control team, like the technicians at PCT, will communicate with you each step of the process and how long they believe treatment may take for your case. 

Keep Rodents Out of Your Home with PCT 

Keeping your home rodent-free is essential to the health and wellness of your family. At PCT, we help you keep your peace of mind by keeping rodents from entering your home. We know how to get rid of mice, rats, and anything in between. The next time you see a mouse or rat in your home, call PCT to see how our rodent services can help protect your home and family. 


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