The weather has begun to turn and the fall season is once again upon us. For many Burlington homeowners fall marks the return of unwanted visitors they may have forgotten about during summer –mice!
Every fall Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control sees a dramatic uptick in calls related to mouse problems. Some callers are dealing with this issue for the first time, while in most cases fall mouse activity is a re-occurring problem that they’ve put up with for years and are now ready to solve for good.
Why do mice arrive in fall?
The reality is that mice tend to live inside walls and attics year round, coming and going as needed for food and shelter. Mice often go unnoticed inside a house during summer because they spend more time outdoors while the weather is warm and food sources are easy to find.
Mice populations peak around late summer and early fall when conditions are favourable and decline through winter when harsh Canadian winters set in. As temperatures begin to drop mouse activity in and around homes tends to ramp up. With winter on the horizon mice are busy gathering and storing as much food as they can before times get lean
What are the signs of a fall mouse infestation?
Mice activity inside a house can show itself in many different ways, here are some of the most common:
- Droppings – usually seen below sinks, appliances and in garages
- Sounds – scratching, scurrying and chewing from behind walls and ceilings
- Sightings – mice seen running across floors and counter tops
- Chew marks – found on packaging, furniture, wall and door frames
What can you do?
When faced with a mouse problem many homeowners go the DIY route and try to use traps and poisons to get things under control. While inexpensive, mouse traps and poisons don’t get to the root cause and are really more of a band-aid solution.
To remove mice and solve the problem long-term you have to find out how the mice are coming and going from the home. Mice are able to squeeze into holes larger than a dime so this is where an expert set of eyes really count.
The Skedaddle Approach
Our process begins with a top to bottom inspection of your home to identify how the mice are finding their way inside. Skedaddle technicians have the knowledge and experience to needed to find even the smallest mouse entry point.
Once we know how they’re coming and going we go to work sealing the gaps, cracks and crevices to prevent future entry. One-way doors installed over the entry points allow the mice already inside the home to exit for food while at the same time locking them out.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been proving Burlington residents with reliable wildlife control services since 1989. If you’re sick and tired of dealing with a mice invasion each fall then give us a call today at 905-574-7777
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