If you’re seeing mice in your bedroom, you need to get rid of them immediately. Mice spread disease and risk contaminating your food with Salmonella. As mice usually prefer to live in kitchens, basements, and garages, seeing mice in this part of the house could point to an advanced infestation. The longer you wait, the worse the situation will get. Call Mouse Control Toronto now for the quickest and safest treatment.
Mice are rodents that invade people’s homes in search of safe, warm places to nest. These animals measure somewhere between 8 and 20cm long, tails included, and weigh only about 19 grams. As omnivores, mice will feed on practically anything. Their favourite foods however are things like peanut butter, chocolate, pet food, bird seed, and cereal. As rodents, their teeth are very strong and never stop growing. This means that they can chew through wood and damage the wiring inside the walls of your home. Signs of an infestation include droppings on the floor, smear marks on the baseboards, and hearing scratching or squealing sounds at night.
To get rid of the mice in your bedroom, you should first try to figure out where the animals are coming from. Look for gaps in the floorboards or any small holes in the room where mice could be hiding. Keep in mind that mice can fit through holes as narrow as the width of a ballpoint pen. Then, seal those gaps up with silicone caulking, steel wool, or wire mesh. Clean up the bedroom as much as you can. Remove clutter, vacuum thoroughly, and wash fabrics so that there is no food available. Finally, set traps along the walls of the room and check them every day.
It is recommended that you continue mouse-proofing the rest of the house once you’ve finished in the bedroom. This will help ensure that no more mice return. Keep the home tidy and restrict the rodents’ access to food by storing pantry goods in sealed containers. Put floor sweeps on the bottoms of exterior doors and check if the weatherstripping on the garage door needs to be replaced. Inspect the exterior walls of the home for any gaps or cracks and seal those as well. You can also cap wall vents with steel mesh. Finally, move firewood away from the walls of the house and remove food from the yard, like fallen fruit or bird seed.
While it is possible to eliminate a mouse problem yourself, the best thing you can do is hire a professional. A licensed pest removal technician will have the training and experience to find where the animals are coming from and come up with a plan that works for you. The technicians at Mouse Control deal with mice all the time and only use the safest and most effective rodenticides on the market. We also offer high quality pest-proofing in which we will block any animal’s access to the home. Call Mouse Control now and ask about our warranties: 647-496-0492.