Mice Are A Year-Round Problem For South Carolina Property Owners


Most insects and animals have a peak season; a period where they’re most likely to wreak havoc. But some critters are a constant threat, no matter what time of year it is. Mice are included in this category. They are always looking to enter your South Carolina home or business. Several species are known for preferring the indoors or gravitating to interiors. A sheltered place offers them comfortable conditions, guards from other wildlife, and offers plenty of food and water.

Mice may seem adorable and cuddly, but they can be dangerous if they get into your home. Your health and safety will be in harm’s way with these animals. You must know the risks of mice and how to identify and prevent them. And also how The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc.’s services can help.

The Appearance, Risks & Infestation Signs of Mice

As their name denotes, house mice favor the indoors. These mice can be up to seven inches long. Their short-haired fur is either brown, gray, or black. Their abdomens are lighter colored. The main entryways for them are holes in utility lines and foundations. Areas that are moist, dark, and not very busy are where they hide. You’re liable to find them in attics, crawlspaces, basements, wall voids, and cabinets. If you live near a grassy or wooded environment, you’ll probably have a confrontation with mice.

The two major issues mice present are property damage and spreading diseases. They continually gnaw on things to wear down their growing teeth. Walls and wires are what they tend to nibble on. This could destroy the structure of your home or business, and possibly cause an electrical fire.

Mice can have a multitude of parasites in their fur. Their germ count increases as they wade through trash and dirt. While they’re running around surfaces, getting into food, and dropping waste, they’re contaminating it. This could expose humans to:

  • Food poisoning 
  • Salmonella
  • Hantavirus
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis 
  • Other viruses and pathogens 

These are just a few of the things humans can get from mice. These pests rapidly breed, so an infestation can happen easily. Signs of a house mouse infestation include:

  • Finding spots covered with rod-shaped pellets with pointed ends
  • Seeing footprints with four-toes in the front, and five-toes in the back
  • Hearing clawing or squeaking noises inside walls
  • Seeing bite imprints on walls and cords
  • Detecting an odor that won’t go away

Preventing Mice

If you proactively follow these steps, you can keep mice off your property:

  • Use airtight containers for your garbage and food. 
  • Repair leaks and other moisture issues.
  • Seal up openings around windows, doors, foundations, and utilities.
  • Maintain plants, flowers, and bushes, and distance them from your exterior walls. 
  • Gutters and vents should be cleaned regularly.
  • Make sure to reduce clutter.

You shouldn’t try to exterminate mice on your own. Coming in contact with them or their waste is a hazard. In addition, you could accidentally use an insecticide or trap incorrectly. The potential outcomes are dangerous. 

Mouse Extermination By The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc.

Let us at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. do the hard work for you. We can guarantee your safety and get rid of these destructive critters. We set the standard in South Carolina with our advanced equipment and products. We’ll successfully locate mice and their nests, address their entry points, and sanitize affected areas. You’ll be able to rest easy in no time.

You can have confidence in our affordable offerings. We’re proud members of industry associations and regulatory organizations. Our staff is also qualified to manage foundational repairs. Call us today for a free inspection!

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