What Every Elizabeth City Resident Should Know About Rodent Control


Do you remember the first time you saw a rat or mouse? Many children see these creatures inside pet stores and make happy associations. Others see them inside their homes and become fearful. If you are lucky, you have a balanced perspective of these small furry creatures and know that they are capable of being both friendly and harmful. Take some time today to learn about your options for rodent control in the Elizabeth City area and how to identify these pests inside your home. If you have been hearing odd noises in your walls or noticing other strange occurrences indoors, call our team at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control and ask if we would come and check things out. We will determine if you have rodents indoors and offer an effective solution to get them out.

Clear Signs Of Mice In Your House

Mice are much better at staying out of sight than the average person is at identifying them indoors. Oftentimes, signs of mice are not discovered until months after these rodents get indoors. These signs include pellets of fecal droppings, urine stains, urine pillars, grease marks on baseboards and pipes, gnaw marks, and holes. If you look around your attic, basement, crawlspace, and other secluded areas, you might also find mouse nests. Mice like to build their nests out of torn fabrics, insulation, and paper products. If you are hesitant to check your home for these pests, let us do this for you. Call us today to learn more about our rodent identification services.

Why Mice Are A Problem: Health Risks And Property Damage

The longer you live with mice, the more likely you are to be affected by these pests. Early on, problems will be limited to minor property damage and a small risk of disease. Mice naturally gravitate towards dirty areas and like to consume things like trash, fecal droppings, and rotting meat. As these furry rodents reproduce inside your home, which they do rapidly, these problems will grow. The moment these creatures are traversing your living areas every night, crawling over all of your countertops, tables, and throughout your pantry, is when you are at the highest risk of getting sick. Let us help you avoid this.

Tips And Techniques To Prevent Mice Around Your Home

If you take a look around your home and property and see no signs of mice, your next step should be to put in place some preventative strategies to keep these pests away. Here are a few tips and tricks to start with today.

  • Seal gaps, holes, and other potential openings in your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Make sure your doors and windows are properly sealed and that they are undamaged.
  • Clean your living areas frequently and address food messes and drink spills as they happen.
  • Store leftover food inside air-tight containers.
  • Invest in durable trash cans with tight-fitting lids.

For additional help avoiding a mouse infestation or dealing with these pests indoors, talk with our team at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control about our advanced rodent control offerings. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home For Good

It is not good to wait and hope that mice will leave your home on their own. They will not do this. To handle an existing infestation, bring in our team. We are well-equipped to deal with these pests, regardless of where they are hiding indoors. Let us pay you a visit to assess your infestation and put together a plan of action to deal with these furry invaders ASAP.

Call Albemarle Termite & Pest Control to learn about our short and long-term Elizabeth City rodent control services and make an appointment for your home.