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How Do I Get Rid Of Mice In My Orange County Home For Good?


With temperatures in Orange County dropping lower than usual, it's a good idea to consider quality Orange County pest control for your California home this winter. Due to their invasive nature, mice have no qualms against burrowing into any warm shelter they can find — and they aren't considerate about it. These invasive rodents will eat your food, chew through wires and cables, and destroy your furnishings and walls. Professional rodent control in Orange County is the best way to rid your home of mice.

Can Mice In My Home Make Me Sick?

Mice are no strangers to unsavory places. They creep along dumpster openings, clamber into trash cans, and run rampant through sewage waste. As a result of their habits, some mice carry a group of viruses, known as Hantaviruses, that can produce a rare and deadly disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). HPS can be spread through a mouse's droppings as it releases into the air. It's not easy to tell if a mouse is a carrier of this deadly disease, so it's safest to keep all wildlife rodents in Orange County away from your home.

To clean and dispose of mice droppings properly, we recommend following these steps:

  • Use bottled disinfectant or mix a solution of 1 ½ cups of household bleach with a gallon of water.
  • While wearing gloves (plastic or rubber), spray the disinfectant solution onto the droppings.
  • Once the droppings are saturated, let the mixture soak for a full five minutes before wiping it up with a paper towel. Finish with a good mop using more solution or disinfectant.
  • Wash gloved hands, then wash your bare hands.

Since HPS can be released into the air once the droppings are stirred, it's never a good idea to sweep or vacuum rodent droppings.

If you come across a dead rodent in your home, you'll want to take the same disinfectant measures mentioned above to eliminate the possibility of contracting a disease. In western states, mice are known to carry plague-ridden fleas. Protect yourself even further by using an insect repellent that contains DEET on clothes, shoes, and hands to reduce the risk of flea bites.

Why Aren't Traps Enough To Keep Mice Out Of My House?

When it comes to traps, not many are capable of handling more than one rodent at a time, making them virtually ineffective against a mouse infestation. On top of that, mice are naturally cautious. As scavengers of the night, they rely on their instincts to survive. It's not uncommon to find bait missing from a set trap, but not a rodent in sight. If your trap isn't properly set, the likelihood of it working dwindles.

Common trap mistakes that we suggest avoiding are:

  • Poorly designed traps
  • Placing traps in open areas
  • Using the wrong type of bait

Mice will remain alert and active as they navigate your home for food. They'll be immediately suspicious of any obvious attempts to rid them from your home. Another issue with traps is that no matter how many you set, if you don't locate the opening that allows them access to your home, you'll be fighting a never-ending battle.

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice In My Home For Good?

The best way to rid your home of mice in Orange County is to contact us at Pacific Shore Pest Control. Our eco-friendly pest management services are available residentially and commercially all year long throughout Orange County, California. With our eco-friendly rodent control services, you'll never have to worry about a rodent infestation again. We guarantee our professional pest control managers can successfully relieve your home from unwanted wildlife, so you can get back to feeling safe and secure in your Californian dream home. Don't hesitate to call us today!

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