How to Get Rid of Mice in Basement Insulation

How to Get Rid of Mice in Basement Insulation

Mice are bothersome pests that carry diseases and risk making you and your family sick. If there are mice in your basement, it will take them no time at all to reproduce and spread to other parts of the house. Keeping them out of the basement and preventing them from spreading outward is a good idea. If you need help getting mice out of your basement, call Mouse Control Toronto now.

Mice are tiny mammals that feed mostly on grains, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. The house mouse and the deer mouse are the two most common species in Ontario. While the house mouse is light grey or light brown, the deer mouse has a distinctly brown back and white belly. Both mice like to live in human homes for warmth, shelter, and easy access to food and water. As rodents, mice have strong teeth that never stop growing. This means they must chew constantly to file their teeth down. Mice commonly chew on wood and electrical wiring in the process, posing a potential fire hazard.

Mice are attracted to basements because they are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Many basements are also quiet, cluttered, and stored with food. Mice often get inside by crawling underneath a door to the outside or squeezing through a crack in the foundation. Mice can also chew their way through dryer vents and other ventilation pipes that go into the basement. Once inside, mice like to nest in the insulation of the walls or ceiling because it is warm and undisturbed by humans. The insulation can easily be manipulated for the construction of a nest.

To get rid of the mice, you should first tidy up the basement to remove clutter and any food the animals could be eating. Then, look for where they are coming from. Look for entrances the mice could be using to get into the wall. Keep in mind that it only takes a gap the width of a ballpoint pen for mice to crawl through. Then, look for smear marks or feces along the walls of the basement. Place baited snap traps along these paths and near the entrance to the nest in the wall. You should then seal up any entry-points the mice could be using to get inside the house. The goal is to restrict the mice to the traps you have placed.

Mice are sneaky and will very happily make themselves at home in your basement if there is a way inside. The key to all mouse problems is to block their movement in and out of the house and to come at them with persistent trapping. If you’re having trouble with the mice in your home, remember that there is always help nearby. Mouse Control offers quality mouse control and pest-proofing services. We’ll get to the bottom of any infestation and keep it away for good. Call Mouse Control now: 647-496-0492.

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