Are you seeing mice in your kitchen? Mice are troublesome little creatures that love to invade pantries. And while they may look cute, mice carry harmful diseases with them, putting you and your family at risk of illness. Your kitchen provides mice with many sources of food and water, making it the perfect place for mice to live. If you’ve spotted a mouse in your kitchen, call Mouse Control Toronto for mouse elimination services.
The two most common species of mice in Canada are the deer mouse and the house mouse. Both mice are attracted to warm houses where they can find food and shelter. The deer mouse’s fur is tawny brown on its back and white on its belly. The house mouse is slightly larger than the deer mouse, and its fur is mostly grey or brown with only a slightly lighter belly. These mice enjoy bird seed, garden vegetables, fruits, nuts, and organic waste. Mice are quick to reproduce; one female house mouse can give birth to as many as 60 babies in one year.
Remember that there is never only one mouse. If you saw a mouse in your kitchen, there are several more nearby. Other signs of a mouse infestation include droppings, scratching and squealing sounds, and damage to the home. Mouse droppings look like dark brown or black grains of rice that can be found in kitchen cabinets or anywhere near the animals’ nests. As mice are nocturnal animals, you may be able to hear them squeal and move around in the walls at night. You may also notice chew marks on wires, furniture, and other household items. Smear marks, footsteps, and the smell of urine also point to an infestation.
To get rid of the mice, you must first make your home less attractive. Clean up the kitchen and the rest of the house. Carefully vacuum the floor and pull appliances back to remove hidden crumbs. Store food in tightly sealed containers, especially things like breakfast cereal and flour. Make sure that you don’t leave any dirty dishes out overnight and always take out the garbage before the end of the day. Look for any cracks in the walls that could serve as entry points and seal them with silicone caulking or expanding foam. You should make your house mouse-proof to prevent any more mice from entering. The next step is to eliminate the mice entirely. This consists of placing baits and traps to restrict the mouse population and disrupt its reproductive lifecycle.
Keep in mind that even a small mouse problem can quickly get out of hand. The most effective way to get rid of mice is to hire a professional for help. At Mouse Control, we use commercial rodenticides that are more effective than that available general public. We offer the best mouse proofing services that will barricade mice from coming back. We are so confident in our services that we offer a 6-month warranty. Call Mouse Control (647-496-0492) now to get rid of the mice in your kitchen.