Are noises from your ceiling keeping you up at night? Well that scratching, scurrying, and squeaking could all be signs that you may have some unwanted guests in your attic. Normally the phrase ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ works well, but not in this case. You may feel tempted to let the mice be since you can’t see them, but that gives them the chance to do even more damage.
What They’ll Do
Not only will mice in your attic keep you up at night, but they’ll do hundreds of dollars’ worth of damage to your attic and your belongings stored there. Some of the most common damages mice have on your attic include:
- Frayed electrical wiring, which will create a fire hazard
- Build-up of mice feces and urine, staining your ceiling and walls and soaking into your attic insulation
- Shredded attic insulation, driving up your electrical bill
- Damages to stored belongings
When searching for food or more nesting material, mice will venture out of their home in your attic, and you’ll run the risk of catching illnesses from them. The tricky part is that mice can spread diseases without you having to touch them. Their urine and feces contaminate the air around them, making it harmful to breathe around their nests. Some of the diseases mice have been known to carry include:
- Rat-bite fever
What We Do
At Critter Control® Gainesville, we’re dedicated to providing quick and reliable service to make sure you and your family stay safe. We have the tools and training to remove all the mice from your attic in a timely manner. We’ll also make sure to clean up after them and seal all of their entry and exit points to prevent further infestations. For questions, or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 352-372-3922.