Mice Extermination by Midstate Termite & Pest Control Inc.
A mouse scurrying across your kitchen floor is not as cute as the cartoons make it seem. Whether you notice one rodent or several, you should reach out to the professionals at Midstate Termite & Pest Control. We provide thorough mice and rat pest control services for homeowners in Cookeville, TN, and the surrounding area. Our locally-owned and -operated company has been Middle Tennessee’s pest control leader for nearly 70 years. We are proud to continue providing our proven approach to customers throughout the region. Most mice and rats are merely looking for a food source or warm place to rest, but that does not mean their presence is any less unsettling. We will inspect your property for access points and infestations before tailoring a solution that will leave your home rodent-free. Call us today to learn more.
What Are Signs of Mice Infestation
No one wants to find out that they have a mouse infestation in their home. However, it’s more common than you may think. Mice are able to invade your home through extremely small holes about the size of a quarter in your foundation, gaps between your basement windows, and under doors. Homes and businesses provide mice everything they need to sustain and thrive, including food, water, shelter, and safety from predators. When a mouse has invaded your home, there are a number of signs that you may notice, including:
- Droppings – Mice droppings are often found in the corners of kitchen cabinets, underneath appliances, and in drawers.They are usually about the size of a grain of rice. If you see droppings, it means a mouse has been feeding in the area.
- Gnaw Marks – It can be easy to overlook gnaw marks on food in your kitchen. When a mouse is scavenging, they will tear at plastic, paper, and cardboard to get to nearby food sources. You may also notice tiny shreds of material around your kitchen.
- Nests – Mice use nearly anything to create nests, including leaves, hair, lint, paper, and plastic and are often tucked away in crevices in your home, such as behind appliances or in holes in the wall.
- Scratching in the Walls – Mice are nocturnal and actively scavenge for food at night. They travel behind the walls of your house to get to where they know there is food. You may hear scratching behind the walls while you lay in bed.
What Problems Can Mice Cause?
Even a single mouse can create many problems for home and business owners. Mice are known to carry disease. When they infiltrate your food sources, they are spreading diseases to whoever eats them. Not only that, mice can gnaw on wood within the home, leading to structural issues. Business owners must especially be careful about a mouse infestation as a single mouse sighting can severely damage their business’s reputation.
How to Prevent Mice from Entering Your Home
The most effective way to prevent mice from entering your home is to eliminate any gaps or crevices through which they may be able to squeeze. If you notice a hole in your floorboards, basement, crawlspaces, or any other area of your home, you should seal it immediately. Mice and rats can contort their bodies to shimmy through very tiny spaces, so do not ignore any openings. You should also store food in airtight containers to eliminate nourishment for the critters and minimize the clutter that could otherwise serve as a warm hiding spot.
Our Mice Exterminator Process
Every mouse infestation is unique, and our trained technicians approach it as such. During our consultation, we will listen to your concerns and investigate common signs of an infestation. Once we’ve determined the severity, we will create a custom extermination plan to reduce and eliminate your mouse problem. Our comprehensive approach not only deals with the mice that have invaded your home but is also aimed at preventing future infestation and providing you with peace of mind in the future.
What to Expect from Midstate Termite & Pest Control Inc.
Midstate Termite & Pest Control has provided lasting pest control services to homeowners throughout Middle Tennessee since 1953. Our customers know they can expect friendly service, unrivaled value, and long-lasting solutions when they call our team. We are committed to exceeding your expectations, which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. When you recognize or suspect the need for home pest control, let us perform a free, no-obligation inspection for you. In addition to removing pests, we aim to educate our clients about their homes, areas for concern, and ways to protect themselves. If you have any questions along the way, we encourage you to ask. Our knowledgeable team is always happy to answer them.
We’re the Area’s trusted Mice Control Experts
Since 1953, Midstate Termite & Pest Control Inc. has been the area’s premier leader in mice extermination and prevention. Our highly-trained team has the knowledge to investigate and understand the extent of your home’s infestation and makes recommendations about how to best eliminate it. Equipped with the latest tools and solutions for mice removal, you can feel confident we’ll get the job done. We have already helped thousands of homeowners throughout Cookeville, TN, and the surrounding communities, and we’re confident we can help you too.