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Fall is Mouse Season

Wildlife control is definitely a seasonal business and in the case of mice that season is fall. Mice spend much more of their time outdoors during the warm summer months and are less likely to be seen and heard inside the houses they occupy. As the weather gets colder and the days become shorter mice begin to migrate back indoors.

All this increased mouse activity adds up to countless frustrated homeowners desperate for a solution to their rodent problems. While many people tend to reach for traps and poisons to deal with an infestation, it’s important to know that these methods alone won’t fix the problem long-term.

As long as there are cracks and crevices on the outside of the home mice will continue to come and go.


Mice climbed this wall to slip into the gap between the brick and soffit.

Here are some important facts about mice you should know before tackling a mouse problem on your own:

Mice don’t live alone

Seeing or hearing a single mouse is a sure sign of a larger infestation inside your attic, ceiling or walls.

Mouse populations can grow quickly

A female mouse is capable of giving birth to 6-10 litters per year. Litters can contain as many as 8 babies.

Mice are excellent climbers

Mouse entry points are just as likely to be found on your roof as they are along the foundation. Click here to see how mice scale walls with ease.

Mice can squeeze into the smallest of spaces

Any hole larger than a 1/4 inch is larger enough to allow mice into your home. Check out these mice as they slip effortlessly between bricks.


Mice have oily fur which helps them squeeze into tiny cracks and crevices. It also leaves brown grease stains around entry point.

Fortunately, the experts at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control can help. We’ve been keeping wildlife out of homes and business since 1989. Our trained technicians begin by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and develop a customized proposal to remove and exclude mice from your home.

Call us today to find out what we can do for you!

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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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