Mice are a common pest for both residential and commercial properties. Ignoring a mouse infestation can lead to disease in your household or commercial establishment.
Often found in urban areas throughout North America the house mouse has adapted very well to living with humans. It is a small rodent with large ears, small eyes and is usually light brown to dark grey with a lighter colour on its belly. Mice are nocturnal so most of their activity happens at night. They have poor sight but they are very inquisitive with an excellent sense of hearing, touch, smell, and taste. It’s best to treat an infestations right away, as mice are prolific breeders.
House Mouse Treatment
The technician will do a thorough inspection both on the interior and the exterior of the premises. The technician will make certain recommendations if signs of entry points are uncovered.
Please do not remove any rodent droppings before the technician has arrived at your premises. If rodent droppings are discovered in a cupboard or shelf, remove contents so the technician has better access to areas he/she will treat.
A program of tamper resistant baited stations, mechanical traps or glue boards may be used depending on the situation.
Mice Prevention Tips
Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
Screen vents and openings to chimneys. Make sure you attic, basement, and crawlspaces are properly ventilated and dry.
Seal cracks and holes on the outside of home. Look for gaps where utilities and pipes enter the building. You can use caulk or steel wool, or a combination of both to seal any possible points of entry.
Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly. Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags, and other packages brought into your home.
Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows. Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for pests
Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from your home.