Though mice may seem like harmless little creatures, they can cause a lot of damage. Mice leave droppings everywhere, which dirties the home and spreads germs. Because they often nest inside the walls and other parts of the home that are hard to reach, their feces may be impossible to clean up, causing mold and terrible odours. As carriers of salmonella, hantavirus, and other illnesses, it’s important that you get rid of mice as soon as possible. The problem will only get worse with time. Call us today for an inspection and affordable mouse control program.
Mice are omnivorous rodents with slender bodies that measure up to 11cm long. They have round ears, pointed snouts, and tails that are just as long as their bodies. House mice are mostly grey or brown in colour, while deer mice have distinctly white bellies and feet. As omnivores, mice will eat just about anything. They love to sneak into kitchen pantries and storage rooms for whatever crumbs they find. In the wild, they feed mostly on seeds, grains, berries, and insects. Because mice are prey to cats, owls, and many other predators, they like to hide in dark, enclosed areas, like wall voids and attics.
Hearing the mice in your home is often the first sign of an infestation. Since they are nocturnal, mice make the most noise at night. You might hear them making a repetitive scratching noise in the walls, which is the sound it makes when they chew on wooden studs and drywall. As rodents, mice are constantly chewing on their surroundings to file down their teeth. If you listen carefully, you might also hear them squeak. Mice make both ultrasonic and audible squeaks. If you can hear them squeaking to each other at night, it means they are communicating.
How to Get Rid of Mice
Get ready for mouse removal as soon as you notice the first signs of an infestation. Start by deep cleaning the house and getting rid of as much clutter as you can. Vacuum, mop, and clean every surface, including the floors beneath your major appliances. It only takes a few crumbs to keep mice going. Once you have cleaned up, put weatherstripping on the bottoms of your doors and seal holes in the wall. Cover wall vents with mesh so no more mice get inside. Then, set your traps. Bait traps with small amount of peanut butter, jerky, or cheese, and place them along the walls of infested rooms.
Mice are quiet little critters, but they can be very problematic. Listen for them and contact a professional if you need help. Prolonged infestations may point to a structural issue that is letting mice into the house. Call us and a technician will help you find the causes of the infestation. Our technicians perform detailed inspections and offer thorough exclusion services that block out every entry point. We strive for permanent solutions to all pest problems. In fact, everything we offer comes with an extensive warranty. Call us for an inspection today.