No one wants to have unexpected guests, particularly when they are the tiny four-footed kind. Mice, like most warm-blooded animals like to be warm during the cold months and your home is the perfect place for their winter vacation. The last thing you want for the holidays is to have mice reproducing in your home and destroying your valuables, it’s important to apply control methods as quickly as possible because mice tend to breed fast and before you know it, they will have taken over your home. Rodent control can easily be attained by being aware of a few things.
You may unknowingly be inviting the little rodents into your home creating a rodent control predicament. Mice only need a space about a quarter of inch wide for invasion. Small holes or cracks around the base of your home are an open invitation to unwanted vermin. Once inside, if they find an ample food supply, they will announce it to friends and settle in for the duration. Oftentimes they will have families, multiplying the problem. It won’t take long for you to have a serious rodent control issue.
Mice can be very stealthy in their invasion of your home. There are certain “signatures” you can look for if you suspect that you have a rodent control problem. They have a tendency to leave little piles of droppings in areas they visit. You may find such piles in drawers, cabinet corners, etc. If you notice holes in boxes or bags of food, particularly grains and crackers, chances are they’ve invaded your space. Another popular signature is small piles of nesting materials such as shredded paper or cloth.
Rodent control is essential for many reasons. While they are getting cozy, you are being exposed to an array of health hazards. Mice spread viruses along with bacteria and germs. They have also been known to start electrical fires by chewing through insulation near the wires.
You can stay warm and keep the critters out by sealing any access areas you find. Use sturdy containers to store your food, cutting off any supply for mice. Snap traps and bait stations are excellent for rodent control. Bait snap traps without setting and let them take the food at least once for best results. This method will deter trap avoidance.
If things get out of hand you can always call us for help with rodent control issues. Your family’s well-being is of the utmost importance and you don’t want it jeopardized with these unwanted visitors.