rodent-house-mouse Scientific Name: Mus

If you have ever seen a little furry mouse in your kitchen, your heart might have had a momentary jump. You might have even jumped up onto a chair. Before you think it was unfounded, you should know that you are justified. The number of diseases spread by mice is enough to make anyone scared.

General Information:

Mice and disease go hand in hand. You have probably heard of a few of them like Salmonella, Rat-bite fever, and Hantavirus. Some diseases will make you sick, but others like Hantavirus is life threatening. If you find rodent droppings, you should never sweep or vacuum. The virus is contained in mouse urine and droppings. If you do any activity that makes the virus go airborne, you could potentially breathe the virus into your lungs. If you need to clean up after mice, make sure you wet the area down with a mixture of bleach water. Mice reproduce quickly, so a few mice can turn into an infestation fast.

Signs of an Infestation:

If you find a mouse in your home, then you probably already have a severe infestation. Mice like to hide during the day and come out at night while you sleep. Don’t worry; there are ways to determine if you have mice. The first thing to be on the look for is their droppings. Their droppings are dark in color, rod shaped, and pointed on both ends. Mice are also destructive, which is another sign. If you begin to notice gnawing on furniture, walls, or around high traffic corners, chances are you have mice.


Pointe Pest Control is serious about mouse control. When one of our experienced technicians arrives to your home, the first thing they will do is an inspection. They will identify rodent hot spots and create a whole home treatment plan. We will eliminate the mice that are inside your home and then identify how they are getting inside. A mouse can fit through a hole that is the size of a marker. We’ll seal up your home to prevent future infestations. When you call Pointe Pest Control, you are putting our years of pest control experience to work for you. Protect your home, your family and your health, call Pointe Pest Control today.

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