It’s much easier to keep pests out of the home than it is to get rid of them. Mice are especially difficult to handle because they are very small and mostly nocturnal, so you may never be sure when they’re gone. Using rodent repellents and electronic devices can be helpful, but you will likely need to do much more to keep the animals out. For safe and reliable mouse control, call Mouse Control: 647-496-0492.
Mice are quiet little rodents that feed primarily on seeds, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. The average mouse’s body measures about 10cm in length and its tail is just as long. Mice have large, rounded ears, pointed snouts, and beady black eyes. Their fur is light grey or brown in colour. Mice commonly invade people’s homes in search of food, warmth, and shelter. As prey to many animals, mice are attracted to cluttered areas of the home and like to nest in dark, enclosed spaces. Signs of an infestation include tiny black droppings, gnaw marks, and scratching sounds coming from the walls at night.
Ultrasonic rodent repellents are electronic devices that emit ultrasonic sound waves that are irritating to mice. We cannot hear these sounds because they are too high-pitched. You can purchase these devices online and in most hardware stores. To use them, simply place these devices in areas of mouse activity or near any entrances that rodents could use to get in the house. The ultrasonic sound waves should prevent any mice from nesting in the home. Note that you will need multiple devices, however, because the sound waves will not pass through walls or thick pieces of furniture.
The problem with ultrasonic repellents is that they cannot be relied on. Mice may find another way into the house or ignore them entirely. The most effective way to keep mice off your property is to pest-proof the structure of your home, then remove sources of food and areas of rodent harborage. Check the outer walls of the house for any cracks or gaps that mice could use to get inside and seal them off. Cap wall vents and weep vents with steel mesh. Remove bird feeders and keep plants away from the walls of the home. Then, store foods in tightly sealed containers and use lidded garbage cans. Vacuum regularly.
There is a myriad of mouse-repelling products out there, but they do not address the reasons why you are getting mice in the first place. Take a good look at the condition of your home and make every repair you can to keep the pests out. If there are mice currently living in your space, call Mouse Control and our technicians will take care of it. We will find the source of your mouse problem and help you fix it. We guarantee to send those pests packing and we offer high quality pest-proofing to keep the animals out for good. Call Mouse Control Toronto now: 647-496-0492.