Pest repellents are popular pest control products that promise to keep pests away from the home. They come in many forms but all of them hope to deter the animals by stimulating them with something they don’t like, such as a bad smell or irritating sound. Repellents are wonderful products that can be purchased online and in most hardware stores. Just keep in mind that commercial repellents cannot be relied on to fully eradicate an infestation or keep the pests out for good. Call Mouse Control Burlington if there are mice in your home and you want them gone.
Mice are small, nocturnal mammals that feed primarily on seeds, grains, fruits, vegetables, and insects. The average mouse measures approximately 10cm in length and has a tail just as long. Weighing only about 19 grams, these are tiny pests that can squeeze through a gap merely one quarter of an inch wide. Mice commonly get into people’s houses by crawling through gaps in the outer walls of the home such as weep vents, wall vents, cracks in the foundation, and gaps between vinyl siding. Once inside, mice like to nest in the insulation within wall voids where it is warm and near food and water.
There are several mice repellents available on the market. These can be purchased in hardware stores, on the internet, and anywhere that sells pest control products. What are perhaps the most common repellents are liquid sprays that smell bad to mice or that mimic the scent of predators. Simply spray these products in the garden and anywhere you think mice could be getting into the house. Sonic repellents, on the other hand, emit ultrasonic waves that are disturbing to mice. Some flash lights as well and may even shock the animals to keep them away. You may also find automated repellents that spray any animals that come near with water.
Repellents can be useful tools for mouse control, but you cannot rely on them to get rid of an infestation that is already present or prevent one entirely. Getting rid of mice requires a more comprehensive treatment. To get rid of mice, you will have to remove clutter, keep the house clean, and exclude any other mice from getting inside. Look for signs of rodent activity, like feces and gnaw marks, and set traps along the walls of these infested rooms. Vacuum regularly, store food in sealed containers, and take out the garbage every night. Fix leaky faucets and seal up any cracks you find along the walls of the home.
Removing mice from the home takes diligence and a lot of patience. These are pesky creatures that are notoriously difficult to get rid of. Remember that pest removal companies are always there to help. The technicians at Pest Control Burlington deal with mice all the time and understand their behaviour very well. We perform thorough inspections to get to the bottom of every problem and remove the pests in the safest and most efficient way possible. Call Pest Control Burlington (647-496-5721) today for quality mouse removal and pest-proofing.