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Why Can't I Get Rid Of These Mice In My Houston Home?

November 15, 2022

It is human nature to seek the best out of our lives. It turns out this is also rodent nature. Mice are a great example of this. These local pests are fully capable of surviving outdoors. However, this does not stop them from looking to local man-made structures for food, water, and shelter.

Take some time today to learn more about the mice in Houston and find a simple method to keep them out year-round. Contact Samson Pest And Termite Services if you need a fast solution for a rodent problem. We built our Houston pest control options to meet your need.

What Do Mice Look Like?

Before we talk about how to get rid of mice in Houston, let’s talk about how to identify these pests inside your home. We recommend checking around your interior areas for signs of mice. Here are a few signs you should know about:

  • Pellets of fecal matter in the back of pantries, cabinets, and in other areas mice hide
  • Grease marks along baseboards
  • Track prints across your floors and counter spaces 
  • Urine pillars on pipes and around basements
  • The sound of scampering feet late at night

For more help with mouse identification, consider bringing in our team at Samson Pest And Termite Services. We will help you seek out these invasive rodents and discern if your property has a problem.

How Dangerous Is It To Have Mice In My House?

Living with mice is not always dangerous. If your home is entirely spotless, you seal your trash cans properly, and there aren’t any dirty areas outside, these pests will have little to no opportunities to pick up disease-causing organisms. These things, however, are rarely true about local properties. Mice will almost always find some way to pick up sickness vectors. Common diseases you might contract from these pests include tularemia, hantavirus, salmonellosis, and Lyme disease (from the ticks they sometimes carry indoors). The only way to avoid these serious threats is to deter mice and deal with infestations after you notice the signs. 

Why Won't Mouse Traps Get Rid Of The Mice?

There are many forms of mouse traps you can buy. There are sticky traps, snap traps and larger bucket traps. In our experience, sticky traps are ineffective and inhumane; bucket traps only do so much to cull infestations, and snap traps only work during an early infestation. If you suspect that mice have recently invaded your home, we recommend trying snap traps as they are the best mouse traps for DIY, in our opinion. Bait these traps with peanut butter and place them in the back of pantries, cabinets, and other areas you suspect mice are traveling at night. If you do not see any results within a few weeks, assume your infestation is more extensive than you think and call in a professional. 

How Do I Get Rid Of Mice in My House?

Mouse control doesn’t have to be dangerous or stressful. Let our team know if you are dealing with an active problem inside your home and want these pests out fast. Our experts at Samson Pest And Termite Services work hard to service homes in our community for pest problems. Mice do not scare us nor pose a challenge to trap, remove, and prevent. Let us use advanced methods to deal with these pests today.

Call now to discuss your options for service with one of our friendly home pest control representatives. They will walk you through our services and find a treatment time that best fits your schedule.