What It Takes To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Marshalltown Home


Mice are a common problem in the Marshalltown area. House mice live here, and they have all the traits they need to survive and thrive: they breed quickly, they are experts at getting into anything, they are very wary pests that are good at avoiding threats, and they like big families. If you own a home, the chances are high that you will have to deal with them sooner or later, and mice control issues can be complex and difficult to solve.

Schendel Pest Control knows what you are up against, and we want to help. We know how to get rid of mice. Contact us today if you see these furry troublemakers in your home, and let us help you with all of your Marshalltown pest control needs. 

Clear Signs Of A Mouse Infestation In Your Home

Mice love homes but they don’t respect them. They actually tend to be destructive. Here are some signs that mice have made your home theirs:

  • Food: You may find small holes chewed in stored food like rice and cereal. You may see things like rice and beans spilled out onto the floor or shelves.
  • Damage: Mice like to chew, and will chew on almost anything. Look for chew marks on walls, doors, furniture, cabinets, and even cords and wires.
  • Droppings: Mice tend to leave droppings near where they eat. Their droppings will look like dark grains of rice.
  • Traffic: Mice tend to use the same routes once established. Look for footprints, mud, and signs of rodent traffic in dust.
  • Nests: Nests tend to be found in insulation and storage areas. Check all drawers, boxes, and cabinets routinely for mouse houses.
  • Sounds: Mice love to set up camp in quiet, protected places in your home, including inside the walls, but you can hear them squeak and scratch in quiet rooms.

How do you know when all the mice are gone when they can hide so well? The best way is to use professional pest control. The professionals at Schendel Pest Control are experts at identifying mouse infestations, and we pride ourselves on getting rid of them. Contact us today to see how we can help you get rid of unwanted mice.

You Don't Have To Touch Mice For Them To Make You Sick

Most people understand that coming into direct contact with mice can carry health risks, but most mouse-borne diseases do not actually require direct contact. In fact, mouse-related diseases are generally spread when they leave their droppings or saliva on food preparation areas, countertops, and on food itself. Bacterial and viral diseases like salmonellosis, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and rat bite fever, which are all common to mice, are spread in this manner.

The highly skilled professionals at Schendel Pest Control do not want you to have to deal with mouse-related health risks. Contact us the moment you see signs of a mouse infestation. We are a third-generation, family-owned company with over half a century of experience in the Marshalltown area and we know how to take care of mice!

Why Mouse Traps Aren't Enough To Get Rid Of An Infestation

Mouse infestations can be complex in nature, and difficult to solve. Mice are quite intelligent, they multiply rapidly, and they can live in any nook and crook of a house. Traditional DIY mouse control products rely on getting mice to come to the products, but mice do not always comply. If they have enough food and water available, they may not respond to run-of-the-mill bait traps. Further, getting rid of mice completely requires knowledge of how to get rid of mice in the walls. Miss a few mice, and the problem continues. 

Schendel Pest Control knows how to get rid of mice, everywhere they hide. Contact us today to see how our multi-generational, family-owned business can put our extensive pest control expertise to work for you.

Call The Pros At The First Sign Of Mice In Your Home

Mice like large families, and they do not waste time expanding their population if they find everything they need in your home. The longer they are there, the more their population grows. Unfortunately, the more there are, the more damage mice cause. Even vehicles are not safe. Mice are well known for chewing wires in cars, forcing expensive repairs. 

Schendel Pest Control professionals can clamp down quickly on mice. We'll investigate the infestation, gain an understanding of the nature and size of the problem, and then work with you on the best treatment approaches. Don’t let a small mouse infestation turn into a huge mess. Contact us today for home pest control to stop mice in their tracks.