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Assess and Remove

We start by performing a comprehensive inspection of your home and use hands-on techniques to humanely remove unwanted home guests.

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Clear and Clean

Then we go where the animals go to clear and clean the mess they’ve left behind.


Prevent and Protect

We identify potential points of entry and secure them to prevent future infestation. We offer a lifetime guarantee against re-entry on any serviced areas.



When I called to book an inspection, I was given a quick booking time. James M came within the window of time, called ahead and was professional upon arrival. He was able to assess the property and give me a plan of action! He was able to provide great solutions to the problem! I would recommend!

Julie Riegert

Mice in Durham

Prevent these furry intruders from making themselves at home in your house. Find out how these clever rodents can find their way into your home, create health and safety concerns, and damage your property. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we have the resources you need to tell mice to scurry. Learn more about our services and contact us to enjoy professional mice removal in Durham.

While other pests and wildlife are migrating and hibernating for the winter in Durham, mice are just as active as ever. These resourceful creatures simply find their way into a warm winter shelter and continue to eat, reproduce, and increase the risk of spreading diseases. As you prepare for the winter season, carefully inspect your home for any cracks or crevices where a mouse may enter. Once inside your home, mice tend to build nests in your attic, wall cavities, and basement. Mice that have recently arrived in your home may be more active as they attempt to create a stockpile of food. Other rodents that entered your home in the fall will likely be more secluded in the winter, since they may already have a stockpile of food in low-traffic areas of your home.

A mouse in your home can result in a number of health concerns. Although it’s completely normal to have mice seeking entry to your home or already living in your low-traffic areas, it’s best to work with a wildlife control expert to evict these rodents and restore your home.


Mice Facts

Here are some facts you should know about mice in your home:


An adult mouse can fit through a hole as small as 6 millimetres in diameter.


While you may only see a single mouse, it’s likely that there are many more hiding in your home.


Mice reproduce at a rapid rate. An eight-week-old female can have as many as six pups at a time. They reproduce all year.


Mice infestations can lead to unsanitary conditions inside homes and can cause multiple health risks. Studies have linked mouse droppings in houses to asthma symptoms in children.


House cats usually do a lousy job of keeping mice out of houses. It’s not always their fault, they just can’t get into the walls, ceilings and attics where mice like to spend their time.


Mice tend to damage drywall, insulation, and other materials in your home. An infestation can reduce the energy efficiency of your home and increase the risk of an electrical fire.


Traps alone won’t solve your mouse problem for good. Even if you trap or remove all the mice you see, others will likely use same entry points to get into your home in the future.


Traps, poison, and other DIY pest removal options are inhumane and can be ineffective. Poisoned rodents may die in your wall cavities or other hard-to-reach areas, leaving an unpleasant odour and increasing the risk of infection.


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