Whether you’re currently fighting a mouse infestation or you’re hoping to avoid one, locating mouse entry points is always a good idea. Mice are destructive pests that risk making you and your family sick. Their small bodies and quiet behaviour allow them to sneak into people’s homes and hide for long periods of time before they are found. There are some common entry points however that can be located and sealed. For mouse-proofing and removal, call Mouse Control Toronto now.
Did you know that a mouse can fit through a gap the width of a ballpoint pen? Mice are extremely flexible and agile creatures that seek warm places to hide. When temperatures drop during the fall or winter months, they look for ways to get inside people’s homes. Once inside, they like to nest in the insulation of the walls. As nocturnal animals, they are most active at night. If there are mice in your home, you may be able to hear them squeal and scratch in the walls during the early hours of the morning or late in the evening.
When searching for entry points, look for any crack or crevice a mouse could crawl through. These include cracks around the windows and doors. Mice commonly get in the house through the garage by crawling under the door. See if the door doesn’t touch the ground, or if the weather stripping has been worn down. Mice can also get into the house by crawling through weep vents, wall vents, and cracks in the foundation. Keep in mind that mice are also great climbers. They can get in by jumping onto the roof from a tree branch above, or by climbing the outer walls of the home. Check the roof vents and edges for potential entry points.
To mouse-proof, your home, seal up whatever gaps and cracks you found with silicone caulking. Fix or replace torn window screens and install new door sweeps or weather stripping to exterior doors. You can also protect vents with screens of steel mesh that mice can’t chew through. Another thing you can do to prevent a mouse infestation does some yard work. Reduce the clutter in the yard, trim shrubs, and tidy up the garden. Remove fruit and vegetables from the garden as soon they ripen. You should also keep trees and shrubs at least 4 feet away from the roof or eaves of the house.
There are many things you can do to reduce your risk of getting mice. Sealing and blocking common entry points is a great way to avoid them, and it helps with the elimination process. If you’re struggling with a mouse infestation in your home, consider hiring a professional pest removal technician. He or she can help you find entry points and block them with impenetrable mesh. Our technicians at Mouse Control are experienced in mouse removal. We will check every gap and every crevice. Call Mouse Control today and ask about our warranties.