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Do birdfeeders attract rodents?

Milton is lucky to have vast outdoor green space. There are the rolling hills of the Niagara Escarpment, an excess of farmland and small community woodlots. All is great for adventurous families to explore and enjoy the wildlife that comes with the outdoors.

Birds are part of the wildlife community. They can be found everywhere. You can’t go a single day without encountering one. Attracting birds to your property spreads that outdoorsy feel into your backyard. Bird feeders are great to see the different species and develop a small environment of wildlife.

Although birds love feeders, they are messy eaters. Lots of food ends up on the floor for squirrels, mice and rats. To some they are nice additions to the collection of creatures, but mice are crafty at finding ways into your home. Many times they will even transport a lot of the food into your walls to start stockpiling for winter.

Red squirrels gathering bird seed

Red squirrels gathering bird seed

All of the loose seed that falls onto the ground is collected by rodents. If you’re in love with your birdfeeder, but hate your mouse problem try a seed catcher. This will accumulate all the fallen food in a space mouse proof space. All unused seed should be kept in a sealable container somewhere that’s challenging for rodents to access. The most important thing to do is keep the area of the bird feeder well maintained. Regularly clean the ground around the base of the feeder. This can control feeding the entire Milton wildlife population.

piles-of-bird-seed

Piles of bird seed are a buffet for hungry mice, squirrels and rats

The cooler weather motivates mice to find dry warm places. They can fit through a hole the size of a dime in your outer walls or foundation. That’s why Milton mouse control becomes important in the early parts of the fall. Animals will always want to live close to consistent food sources. A bird feeder is one of the best outlets for a mouse’s meal especially in the winter. Also, well fed mice produce larger and healthier litters. On average one female can produce five to ten litters a year. Over the winter, a family of six mice can multiply to above 60.

Milton’s mouse control experts Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control find the best way to humanely extract the rodents from your home and discover the initial problems to prevent them from ever coming back. So you can have your bird feeder and be part of the Milton outdoors without mice in your home.

If you’re looking for a professional mouse removal service in Milton then connect with Skedaddle today! – 1-888-592-0387

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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