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Mice Exterminator & Rodent Control


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Mice, with their small size and agile nature, are one of the most common household pests. While they may seem harmless, their presence in homes can lead to various problems. These rodents are known for their rapid reproduction rate and ability to adapt to different environments, making them a persistent issue once they infest a space.

They can cause significant damage by gnawing on furniture, wiring, and insulation, potentially leading to electrical hazards and structural damage. Moreover, mice pose health risks as carriers of diseases and contaminants, which they can spread through their droppings, urine, and saliva. To address these challenges, professional mice exterminator solutions are essential.
Our approach focuses on effectively eliminating mice and creating a rodent-free environment. We utilize advanced techniques and practices to tackle the problem at its source, ensuring your home is protected from these unwelcome guests.
How to Keep Mice

Mice Infestations: Uncovering the Consequences for Homes and Businesses

Mice may be small, but their impact on households and businesses can be significant and multifaceted. Here are key reasons why mice are considered a problem:

Health Risks: Mice can carry diseases such as hantavirus, salmonellosis, and listeria, which can be transmitted to humans through their droppings, urine, or saliva. They can also carry fleas, ticks, and other parasites, further increasing health risks.

Property Damage: Mice have strong, sharp teeth and a constant need to gnaw to keep them from growing too long. This behavior can lead to severe damage to furniture, walls, wiring, and plumbing systems, potentially causing fire hazards or water damage.

Food Contamination: Mice often search for food in kitchens and storage areas. They can contaminate food supplies through their droppings, urine, or fur, leading to foodborne illnesses and waste.

Rapid Reproduction: Mice breed rapidly and in large numbers, which can lead to a small problem escalating quickly into a full-blown infestation, making it harder to control and eliminate them.

Allergies and Asthma: Mice droppings, dander, and urine can trigger allergies and asthma in some people, especially in confined spaces with poor ventilation.

Unpleasant Odors: The presence of mice is often accompanied by a distinct, musky odor from their urine, which can permeate the areas they inhabit.

Given these issues, it’s important to address a mouse problem promptly and effectively. Our professional mice extermination services provide a thorough and safe approach to eliminating these pests and preventing future infestations.

Signs of Mice in the Attic or Walls

Identifying a mouse infestation in your attic or walls early can prevent extensive damage and health risks. Here are the key signs to watch for:

Scratching and Scampering Noises: Mice are most active at night. Listen for scratching, gnawing, and scampering sounds in the attic, walls, or ceilings, which indicate their movement and nesting activities.

Mouse Droppings: Tiny, dark droppings, particularly along walls, in cupboards, or in attic spaces, are a clear sign. Mouse droppings are typically about 1/4 inch in length and rod-shaped.

Gnaw Marks: Look for small, irregular gnaw marks on wood, cables, furniture, or food packaging. Mice gnaw to access food or nesting materials and to keep their teeth from overgrowing.

Nesting Materials: Mice build nests from shredded paper, fabric, attic insulation, or other soft materials. Finding these nesting materials gathered in hidden areas is a strong indicator of their presence.

Foul Odor: A distinct, ammonia-like smell, particularly strong in enclosed areas, can signify mouse urine. This odor can also attract other mice.

Grease Marks: Mice have oily fur and can leave greasy marks along walls or floorboards as they repeatedly travel the same paths.

Footprints and Tail Trails: In dusty environments like seldom-used attics, you might notice tiny footprints or tail marks.

Sightings: Seeing a mouse, especially during the day, suggests a significant infestation, as mice typically avoid human contact.

If you notice these signs, it's advisable to take immediate action. We have provided thousands of mice exterminator services in the North Texas Area, and we can affirm that if the problem is addressed in time, many complications can be avoided. Our professional extermination services can assess the extent of the infestation, eliminate the mice, and advise on preventive measures to avoid future problems.

Effective Mice Extermination: Step-by-Step Guide to a Rodent-Free Home

Our process for exterminating mice is comprehensive and tailored to ensure the complete removal and prevention of future infestations. Here's an overview of our approach:

Initial Inspection: The first step is to schedule a free inspection of your property. Our trained Project Managers or Inspectors identify signs of mice, such as droppings, gnaw marks, and nesting areas. We assess the extent of the infestation and pinpoint entry points and high-activity zones.

Customized Extermination Plan: Based on the inspection, we develop a customized extermination plan. This plan is designed to effectively target your specific infestation, considering the layout of your property and the severity of the mouse problem.

Sealing Entry Points: An essential part of our process is to prevent future infestations. We identify and seal all potential entry points, such as cracks, holes, and gaps, to stop mice from re-entering your home.

Setting Traps and Baits: We strategically place traps and baits in key areas identified during the inspection. Our methods are safe and humane, prioritizing the well-being of your family and pets. We use a variety of tools, including snap traps, and bait stations, depending on the situation.

Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance: After the initial extermination, we provide ongoing monitoring and maintenance services. This step is crucial to ensure that the infestation is completely resolved and to prevent new mice from entering your property.

Sanitization and Cleanup: Mice can leave behind harmful pathogens in their droppings and urine. We offer thorough sanitization and cleanup services to eliminate these health risks and restore your space to a safe and clean condition.

Follow-Up and Support: We conduct follow-up visits to ensure the effectiveness of our treatment and provide additional support and advice for maintaining a mouse-free environment.

Critter Stop: Your Best Mice Exterminator Option

Critter Stop is the go-to service for mice extermination due to several standout reasons:

Expert Techniques and Safe Practices: Utilizing the latest in pest control technology, we employ expert techniques that are safe for both your family and the environment. Our humane approach ensures effective extermination without unnecessary harm.

Comprehensive and Customized Service: From detailed inspections to tailored extermination plans, our services are designed to address the unique aspects of each infestation, ensuring thorough removal and prevention of future issues.

Long-Term Solutions and Support: Beyond immediate extermination, we focus on providing long-term solutions, including sealing entry points and offering guidance on preventive measures, ensuring your home remains mouse-free.

Repair and Restoration of Property: In addition to our primary services, we provide solutions for repairing damages inflicted by mice. This includes removing all the feces and urine that this litter's invaders left behind; full restoration of your walls and attics if necessary and sealing all the entry points. 

Ready to tackle your mouse problem? Don't let these pesky rodents take over your home. Contact Critter Stop today for expert mice extermination services. Our team of professionals is equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide you with a swift, effective solution. Call us at  972-430-4850 or visit our website to schedule your consultation and take the first step ahead of a rodent-free environment. Trust Critter Stop to bring peace and safety back to your home!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The time it takes for mice to go away after an extermination can vary, but typically, you may start seeing a reduction in activity within a few days to a week. Complete elimination of the infestation usually takes a bit longer, depending on the severity of the problem and the methods used. In some cases, it might take a few weeks to fully eradicate the mice, especially in situations where there is a large population or extensive nesting.

Mice may come back after extermination if the underlying attractants and entry points are not addressed. Proper extermination involves not only removing the existing mice but also implementing preventive measures like sealing entry points and eliminating food sources. Continuous monitoring and maintenance are crucial to prevent reinfestation. At Critter Stop our job doesn't finish with the extermination of mice, we go beyond that. We work hard to identify and seal all the entry points and remove all the things that could attract mice inside your home again.
When our exterminator comes for mice, expect an initial inspection to identify infestation areas and entry points. They'll set up traps or bait stations and may use sealants to close entry points. The exterminator will provide a treatment plan and advise on cleanliness and storage practices to prevent future infestations. Follow-up visits might be scheduled to check traps, assess progress, and make any necessary adjustments. Safety instructions, particularly if chemicals or baits are used, will also be provided.

There isn't a specific number of mice that dictates when to call an exterminator. If you see evidence of mouse activity, such as droppings, gnaw marks, or hear noises in walls, it's advisable to contact a professional. Mice reproduce quickly, so even catching one or two might indicate a larger, hidden infestation. Our experts from Critter Stop can assess the situation, provide effective removal, and implement preventive measures, ensuring a more comprehensive solution than DIY trapping.

You can infer that mice are gone when there are no new signs of their presence over a period of time. This includes no fresh droppings, no new gnawing marks, no scratching or scampering noises, especially at night, and no sighting of mice. Additionally, if traps or bait stations have been set up, a lack of new captures or bait consumption can also indicate that the mice have been successfully eradicated from the area.

Mice scratch walls for several reasons: to create or widen pathways for movement within the structure, to build nests using materials they gather, and to keep their continuously growing teeth trimmed. The scratching noise is often more noticeable at night when mice are most active. This behavior can result in damage to the walls and insulation and can sometimes indicate a nest or a route to a food source.
Leaving a dead mouse in the wall is not recommended. It can lead to unpleasant odors, attract other pests like insects, and potentially cause health hazards due to the decomposition process. If possible, it's best to remove the dead mouse and sanitize the area. If the mouse cannot be easily accessed, our professional dead animal removal services may be needed to address the issue and prevent similar problems in the future.
Mice are unlikely to leave on their own if they have a steady source of food and shelter. They are creatures of habit and will typically continue to inhabit an area as long as it meets their basic needs. Without intervention to remove food sources, block entry points, and disrupt their nesting areas, mice will often stay and potentially multiply.
A mouse nest typically appears as a small, loosely woven ball about the size of a softball. It's constructed from various soft materials like shredded paper, fabric, insulation, or plant fibers. Nests are often hidden in secluded, dark areas like wall voids, attic corners, under appliances, or in cluttered storage spaces. They may also contain food debris and droppings. The nest's appearance is generally disorganized and cluttered, reflecting the mouse's scavenging behavior for nest-building materials.

Our 4 Step Process

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Free Inspection

Critter Stop offers free in-home consultations to build custom solutions to your problems. We inspect your home thoroughly, inside and out, for signs of damage, animal entry, animal nesting, droppings, and more. Once we discuss the extent of the problem and what needs to be done to fix it, we’ll document a game plan together.

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Seal Your Home

Sealing your home immediately is our priority. The exclusion team will thoroughly patch up potential entry sites from the roof to the foundation and everywhere in between. Once we’re sure no other rodents are getting in, we’ll set our traps in those areas we suspect animal activity.

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Remove The Critters

Our technicians will check in on your home several times throughout this process. If game cameras have been set up, we’ll review those with you to discuss the animal activity. Once the traps are cleared, we will reset them and re-evaluate all the sealed points of entry to ensure no critter has re-chewed a hole or found a new way into your property.

Restoring and Sanitizing rodent droppings

Restore & Sanitize

We don’t call it a job well done once the pest is gone. There’s more work to be done! We completely restore your affected area by pulling up and replacing damaged insulation. Additionally, we fog the affected area to disinfect and remove animal pheromones that can attract new pests in the future.

“I used Critter Stop due to rats and squirrels in my attic. They also chewed up siding on the house to get in. Critter Stop was able to remove the rodents and secure the entry points. Everyone I dealt with was very polite and professional. They were able to come out quickly, communicated well, and they always showed up on time. I would use them again.”

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Lee Gorman
Lee Gorman
13:50 21 Nov 22
I’d give a 10 star review if I could! We had a great experience with Critter Stop. Everyone I dealt was friendly, professional, and reassuring. Phillip was very helpful and knowledgeable about the work he was doing. He walked me around the entire house to make sure I saw and understood the services he provided. He was also really nice and answered all my questions — he is exactly the type of person that should be interacting with customers.I love the fact that they will come back for up to 1 year after installation if any problems occur — this shows me they stand behind their work.The owner was great too, he personally came to my house and walked me through their offering. I recommend critter stop to anyone and everyone!
Susan Casey
Susan Casey
14:53 15 Nov 22
Critter Stop is a fantastic business! Everyone involved is extremely professional and very easy to communicate with. Chisam, the owner, did a great job of explaining the process to get the squirrels out of my attic during the initial free estimate. The exclusion crew who did all of the initial work was fabulous. The crew consisted of Phillip, Nick and Corey who arrived promptly when they said they would. They are happy, positive employees. Everyone is very polite and patient in explaining their work and answering questions. They came back several times to check the traps and finish it off with the fogging. Lester was very good about following up to schedule each trap check with me, and the office staff who took care of the billing was very efficient. Critter Stop is a well run company with honest, trustworthy employees! Thank you to all of you who worked hard to make my attic critter free and for the peace of mind that you guarantee your work. Great to know I can call them if for some reason a squirrel figures out a way to get back in!
Karen Eckholdt
Karen Eckholdt
14:54 22 Sep 22
Critter Stop has made this project easy and extremely professional from start to finish! They are very detailed and competent from start to finish and know so much about their business. They made a problem easy for us and at a reasonable cost. We would be happy to recommend this company and their owners and staff to anyone.
Aaron Echols
Aaron Echols
13:51 03 Aug 22
The guys at Critter Stop responded quickly, were very friendly, and gave us an honest estimate of what we might need. They explained why some items on other quotes were or were not necessary. They communicated well to get us scheduled, and did the work well and quickly. Great service at a fair and competitive price.
Jacob Scribner
Jacob Scribner
19:23 27 Jul 22
Brandon and his other coworker Gavin came to install insulation in my attic. I am very grateful for the hard work and professionalism. My house feels a lot better with the insulation installed. 5 star review. Cory Leach was also very nice and helpful. He came to my house to do another job and was very attentive and professional. Thank you Corey and thank you Critter Stop for helping me.The owner very polite and helpful, I’m glad I found this company to help me.
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