How to get mice out
of the walls of the house
Mice often live in hidden places inside homes, including storage boxes, attics, lofts, and wall interiors. Mice are able to adapt through extremely small openings in floors, walls and foundations.
Once they enter the houses, they begin their damage and it can be extremely difficult to get rid of them.
A fearful rodent that goes out at night.
Mice that live in the walls rarely leave their nests in daylight.
Their presence is highlighted by the sounds of rodents and claws. Before attempting extermination methods, owners should correctly identify their pests and determine that they are indeed mice.
Mulots, rats and other rodent species
Other pests are also known to reside inside walls and may require a custom method to combat them.
Droppings and traces are often visible in mouse-infested homes.
Holes are also visible in walls, floors, ceilings and foundations. Due to their nesting and feeding habits, mice cause significant damage to human food sources and wooden surfaces.
Bite or chewing marks in these areas often indicate the presence of mice.
Hantavirus, definition and mode of transmission
Hantavirus is a severe lung syndrome caused by a virus. It is secreted in the urine, feces and saliva of infected animals. Most often these are rodents. When humans come into direct or indirect contact with these secretions, the virus is transmitted to them. Ditto when they are bitten by infected rodents.
However, the virus is not transmitted from human to human, only from animal to human. This type of disease is called zoonoses because they can only be transmitted to humans through an animal. It has been found that domestic animals (apart from the domestic rat) and livestock cannot contract hantavirus so there is every reason to believe that only rodents can carry it.
Symptoms of hantavirus
Being a lung disease, one of the characteristic symptoms of hantavirus is difficulty breathing. At the beginning of the disease, the infected person begins to feel fever, chills, headache and muscle pain.
It is about two weeks after the appearance of the first symptoms that they are usually accompanied by a feeling of shortness of breath. Nevertheless, this last manifestation of the disease can be observed after two days as after six weeks; it depends on the organism of the individual.
Hantavirus can also lead to kidney disease or infection. And although they are rare and very few people are prone to them, there is currently no treatment to combat these ailments. It is therefore better to be careful not to contract them.
In search of food and warmth
Rodents that live inside the walls emerge in search of food.
In this case, the owners can capture or kill mice with the help of traps.
Owners can also lure mice out of walls with food bait.
- Spring traps,
- glue traps
- Ultrasonic traps
- live traps
available on the market.
Some traps are designed to kill rodents for capture, while others require owners to release mice outside.
To be effective, traps must be placed correctly and along areas frequented by mice.
Often, homeowners place traps on intuition which makes them ineffective, and they can also pose a risk to children or pets if they have access to the trap. (in kitchen cupboards or along walls.
Pest management professionals are needed to gain the knowledge, training and expertise needed for effective mouse management.
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