If you live near a park or forest, you have every right to worry about wild animals infesting your home. Rodents and other creatures are known to live in parks just as much as in homes. But, whether you live near a park or not, the same things that always increase your chances of getting mice still apply. If you’re currently dealing with an infestation, or if you’d like some help in pest-proofing your home, give Mouse Removal Toronto a call.
Mice are nocturnal mammals that feed mostly on fruits, seeds, and grains. These little critters measure somewhere between 8 and 20cm long and have short, soft fur. Mice have big, round ears, pointed snouts, and long tails that are nearly hairless. Though they are nearly blind, mice have excellent hearing. As prey to many other animals, they are extremely quiet and prefer to hide as much as they can. They also breed very rapidly – mice reach sexual maturity somewhere between 4 and 7 weeks of age and, within a year, can produce as many as 10 litters of 2 to 12 pups each.
Mice are wild animals, but they benefit from us greatly. These animals have virtually evolved to live alongside us, taking advantage of our food and shelter. As a result, there are more mice living near humans than there are in the wild. Mice are attracted to the warmth of our homes and commonly get inside by crawling through whatever openings they find. Cracks in the foundation, gaps between vinyl siding, and dryer vents are common entry points. Once inside, they usually nest in the insulation within the walls of the home or somewhere quiet and hidden, such as a false ceiling or seldom-used drawer.
So, if you live near a park, you should worry about mice because they are always close to us. You should be especially worried if you live in a house because mice are less likely to infest the units of a high rise, way above ground. To help prevent an infestation, block all potential entry points and strengthen weak spots. Cap your wall vents with steel mesh, seal cracks with caulking, and stuff holes with steel wool. You should also put weatherstripping to the bottom of your garage door. Tidy up the yard, pick up any fallen fruit, and consider protecting your vegetable garden with row covers. Store food in sealed containers and use lidded garbage cans to make your home less attractive.
Mice are everywhere, so it’s important that you mouse-proof your home to avoid an infestation. Living near a park is only a concern because it may provide mice with more wild living space. If you currently suspect some mouse activity on your property, feel free to give Mouse Control a call. Our technicians are highly experienced in mouse removal and will provide you with the best care. On top of the extermination, we’ll inspect your home from top to bottom and offer you guaranteed exclusion services. Call Mouse Control now: 647-496-0492.