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How Mice Infestations Can Happen in the Summer

 

Thought you only needed to worry about mice in the winter and fall? Think again. Even though the typical trend is for wildlife animals such as mice to seek refuge in buildings during colder times, you may have summer intrusion situations as well. Essentially, therefore, like winter, summer may also bring the unwanted rodents to your home, forcing you to seek the help of wildlife removal services.

Mice Moving into Houses in the Summer

 

If your home is particularly hot during the summer and you don’t have air conditioning, you may be left with no alternative but to keep doors and windows open. Unless you have sturdy, whole screens that will help to bar wildlife animals like mice, these open spaces may admit unwanted wildlife guests.

Summer ushers in a period of more sunlight. The warmth of the summer months drives people and animals into cooler spaces…like your home. Mice will enter your home to seek protection from the heat of the outdoors. If your home has air conditioning, it is even more appealing to mice. They will seek out cooler sections like inside ac vents, crawlspaces, and basements.

All they need to gain access to the inside of your building is a dime-sized breach. But some mice that are in your home during the summer are the un-evicted residents from the fall and winter. Sometimes they will make temporary nests on the outside after the cold season is over and migrate from your attic to those spaces. When summer gets extra humid, then return to the inside of the building.

The Cons of a Rodent Infestation

 

Mice are among those wildlife animals that should definitely be kept out of domestic spaces. They make the space uncomfortable as they make noises, especially while foraging at night. They also damage structures by shredding parts to make their nests. This damage can sometimes lead to other problems such as the fires that can break out when electrical wires are damaged or loss of services due to severed wires. But the most serious negative effect of rodents in human spaces is the transmission of diseases. Mice are associated with the transmission of diseases like the hantavirus and leptospirosis to human beings. The bacteria carrying these diseases are found in the biological waste left behind by mice.

Preventing and Removing Mice in the Summer

 

You can take steps to reduce the likelihood of mice intruding on your space in the summer by removing mice attractions. Start by getting rid of overgrown greenery and piles of dried foliage as these are perfect hiding places for mice (and other wildlife animals as well).  You should also reduce or eliminate all collected garbage that may be lying around outside as these provides food for the mice. All other potential meals for mice should also be removed.

To deny mice access to the inside of your building, you should check for breaches in obvious places such as along walls, doors, screens and the points where utility wires or pipes enter the building and have these repaired promptly. This is best done by the experts since the untrained eye may miss some potential access points and the novice repairman may also fail to properly seal off these access points.

Getting Mice Out – The Expert Approach

 

The Skedaddle team is specially equipped to aid you in your quest to have a mouse free summer this year. With a team of highly trained, professional and experienced wildlife technicians, Skedaddle is prepared to assess your space, remove all mice as well as the physical remnants of their occupation and implement measures and strategies to keep them out permanently. Skedaddle’s wildlife removal services are professional, effective and safe.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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