ATLANTA, GA, September 13, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Mice infestations can happen any time of year, but usually begins in the fall as temperatures begin to fall. Urban Wildlife Control, specialists for rodent control in Atlanta, Ga.
, explains that once a colony of mice enters a structure, they make a home for themselves, and generally do not leave on their own.
Modifying Your Habitat
Where there is a mice couple, there will soon be many baby mice. A female mouse can give birth to more than 70 babies in her approximate one-year life span. The best way to control mice is "habitat modification" to prevent them from getting into your home in the first place.
Mice can squeeze through a hole as small as a pencil eraser in walls, floors, ceilings, windows and foundations. They can also get in through sewer lines and drainage pipes. Therefore, it is crucial to seal up all cracks, crevices and holes with steel or cement. This includes open areas around pipes, gas lines and dryer vents. In addition, make sure that doors and windows close properly, with no gaps.
Mice like to eat grains, fruits, vegetables, and garbage. Therefore, be sure to store unrefrigerated foods in glass or metal containers with tight lids. Dispose of all food waste in the garbage disposal or outside trash bin as soon as possible. Trash cans should be kept closed and sealed, and not have loose garbage in them. Countertops, sinks and kitchen floors should be kept free of crumbs. Try not to leave pet food out, particularly in dishes on the floor. Consider buying an automatic feeder so that your pet can get his food, but it is not in a tempting and easily-reachable spot for mice.
Little Critters, Big Diseases
Aside from the nuisance factor of keeping you awake by scuttling around the attic at night, mice pose a more serious problem. They can carry diseases, including E. coli and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS), a rare but deadly viral infection. These are transmittable through bites, fleas, microbes, feces and food that mice have nibbled on. Mice can also damage electrical wires by chewing on them, creating a fire hazard.
Urban Wildlife Control, leaders in wildlife removal in Atlanta
, practices humane trapping and animal removal techniques inside homes, without the use of poison. After they have removed the rodents, the Atlanta pest removal
experts will also find and seal off entry points so that the problem does not reoccur. They can repair damage caused by the critters, remove soiled insulation, bio-hazardous excrement and nesting materials, as well as install new insulation.
Richard Wallas, President of Urban Wildlife, says, "Once our Atlanta wildlife control
professionals have removed the unwanted mice from a customer's home, we do everything we can to prevent others from getting in. We are so confident in our work that we offer a written warranty."
To get more information on Urban Wildlife's services or to contact them for a free estimate, visit http://www.urbanwildlifecontrol.com/