Mice are troublesome little animals. They may be cute and tiny, but they smell awful and pose a threat to the health of your family. Mice carry dangerous diseases like the Hantavirus, and they have the potential to start fires with their habit of chewing electrical wiring. Whether you are at home or away on vacation, it’s important to keep them out of the house. If you’re interested in professional pest-proofing, call Mouse Removal Toronto.
The two most common species of mouse in Ontario are the house mouse and the deer mouse. The house mouse is usually dusty grey with a lighter belly, while the deer mouse has a distinctly brown back and white front. Both mice have long, hairless tails, pointed snouts, beady black eyes, and large, round ears. Mice are nocturnal creatures, so they are usually up at night and asleep during the day. As omnivores, they can feed on a variety of things, but they prefer vegetarian foods like seeds, grains, and berries. Mice reproduce quickly; a single female can produce as many as 10 litters of pups per year.
Mice are attracted to the warmth and security of our homes. As prey to many other animals, they are especially attracted to quiet, enclosed spaces. This is why being away for a long time is worrisome. Leaving the house unattended could indeed attract mice into the home. Mice often get into people’s houses by crawling through cracks in the foundation, spaces between vinyl sliding, or by chewing their way through wall vents. Once inside, they usually nest in the insulation between walls, in-floor voids, appliances, and cluttered spaces. Mice will get in any time of year, but your home may be more susceptible to an invasion when you are away.
If you’re worried about mice getting in the house, you should be pest-proof from top to bottom. Start by tidying up the most susceptible areas of the home such as the kitchen, basement, and garage. Reduce as much clutter as you can and stay organized because mice love to hide. Clean and vacuum regularly to remove all sources of food. Store your pantry goods in sealed containers. Then, check the interior and exterior of the home for any potential entry points and seal them accordingly. Cap dryer vents with steel mesh and block small holes with steel wool. Finally, install some weatherstripping to your garage door and maintain a tidy yard.
Mice will always try to get inside, but your home may be more susceptible to an invasion while you are away. If you think there are mice currently residing in your home, give Mouse Control a call. Our technicians are highly experienced in mouse removal and would be happy to take care of the problem for you. We also offer quality mouse-proofing in which we will block all potential entry points. We’re so confident in our service that our mouse-proofing comes with a 2-year warranty. Call Mouse Control now: 647-496- 0492.