Finding dead mice in your home can be a disturbing and potentially dangerous situation. Mice carry diseases and can attract other pests, so it is important to handle and remove them properly. Here’s what to do if you find dead mice in your home:
- Put on rubber gloves and use tongs or a piece of paper towel to carefully pick up the dead mice.
- Place each mouse in a separate plastic bag and seal it tightly.
- Dispose of the bags in a location outside of your home.
- Call a professional exterminator to inspect your home for signs of an infestation and remove any other mice.
In addition to safely removing the dead mice, it is also important to identify and eliminate the source of the infestation. Mice are attracted to food, water, and shelter, so be sure to keep your home clean and all potential mouse entry points sealed to prevent them from entering. Store food in airtight containers and repair any leaks or plumbing issues that may provide a water source. Seal any cracks or holes that mice could use to enter your home, paying careful attention to areas near utility pipes or cables.
If you have pets or children in your home, keep them away from the dead mice and the area where they were found. Mice can carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans and animals, so it is important to take precautions.
Once you have removed the dead mice and addressed the source of the infestation, it is time to move onto control. For this you will need the help of a pro. A pro will first perform an inspection to determine the location of the mouse nest and the size of the infestation. After that, depending on whether the infestation is large or small and its location, the pro will use either traps or poisons to remove all the mice from the home.
In summary, finding dead mice in your home is a serious situation that should be addressed promptly and carefully. Safely remove the mice, eliminate their access to food, water, and shelter, and call a professional exterminator to inspect your home and remove any remaining mice. Implement preventative measures to prevent future infestations.
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