You can’t resolve a mouse problem if you don’t know how they’re getting in. We begin with a thorough 50 point inspection of your home’s exterior and interior to identify all mouse entry points. We then remove the mice using expertly installed one-way doors that allow the mice to leave for food but prevent them from getting back in.
Mice are messy, leaving droppings and urine behind wherever they go. Skedaddle offers cleaning and sanitizing services to safely remove harmful mouse droppings and contaminated building materials to return your home to a liveable state.
The results from our initial home inspection will provide us with a full understanding of what areas of your home needs to be sealed against future mice infestations. Our wildlife technicians will use professional grade wildlife exclusion materials to prevent any possible re-entry and keep mice out.
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Being both small and nocturnal, mice are adept at hiding from humans. They also reproduce very rapidly, meaning that if you see one, chances are you already have an infestation in your Collingwood home. Collingwood is nestled in a perfect environment for mice, surrounded on three sides by forestry and closely located near a large body of freshwater. Experienced Skedaddle technicians can remove mice from your home, releasing them outside where they belong.
Our technicians perform a thorough assessment of your property to find out where the mice are living and how they got in. After removing them, we clean and decontaminate the areas where they have been. Most importantly, we identify any possible entry points and seal these up so the mice cannot get back in.
You are most likely to see mouse activity during the fall and winter. As the weather grows colder and food becomes scarce outside, mice try to get inside looking for food and shelter from winter weather. With the growing population in Collingwood and the surrounding areas of Thornbury and Stayner, mice populations are on the rise. It’s important for homeowners in the area to be aware of the presence of mice.
There are several species of mice that live in Ontario, including:
While all these species could get into your home, each has different habits and preferences. As implied by the name, house mice may make incursions into your home at all times of the year. By contrast, field mice are less likely to get into your home but if you have outbuildings on your property where food is stored, you may find them there. Deer mice live in wooded areas, so you may be more likely to see them around the outskirts of Collingwood.
Mice pose a threat disproportionate to their size. They can cause extensive property damage by gnawing on electrical wires, chewing supportive beams, building nests and tearing up insulation. They can spread potentially deadly hantavirus through their urine and other diseases through the parasites they can potentially carry.
While having mice in the house is distressing, their behaviour can be interesting and some of their abilities are actually quite impressive:
Contrary to popular belief, while mice eat cheese if nothing else is available, it is not their favourite food. They prefer seeds, fruit, and even meat.
Mice have the ability to compress their bodies and squeeze into an opening the size of a dime, which is why it is crucial to seal up small openings where they might get in.
Mice do not act with malice. They just act instinctively to survive and do not intend harm. Call Skedaddle to have mice removed safely, humanely, and effectively from your Collingwood home.
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