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.
The sight of a tiny little mouse running across the kitchen floor is sometimes enough to send even the bravest individual running. Yet, for others, mice are adorable animals that are kept as pets. These nocturnal rodents tend to be skittish and avoid human encounters, though as pets they can be quite social and friendly. Their nighttime activity and the fact that they are small means that often homeowners are unaware of their presence. Mice populations grow fast and can do a lot of damage. Taking care of an out-of-control mouse problem requires experts in safe and humane removal. Our mice removal in Hamilton services can help you safely and effectively rid your home of any unwanted guests.
The type of mouse that Hamilton residents are most likely to see in their home is the common house mouse, though field mice are also known to find their way inside on occasion. House mice are active all year long. They do not hibernate or enter a state of torpor. In the warmer months, mice seek their food sources outside, but in the winter months, food sources are scarce. It is during this time that there is the potential for evidence of mice to turn up as they seek sustenance inside the home, leaving their droppings behind.
Mice have high metabolisms and require a lot of food to keep going. They eat anywhere from 15 to 20 times per day. The high priority for food leads them to establish their nests near food and water sources, which means that areas near the kitchen are prime spots for mice nests. These rodents can enter through holes the size of a dime. They tend to build nests in wall voids, attics, storage areas and crawl spaces.
Mice tend to avoid people, but their presence still poses a health hazard. Though they do not carry rabies, they can transmit a number of other diseases that are dangerous to both humans and pets. Viruses and bacteria are spread primarily through the urine and feces and rarely pose a threat from bites. Mice tend to only bite when they feel threatened, so if you don’t handle them, you are not likely to be bitten.
Female mice can give birth to anywhere from five to 12 pups in one litter, and she can have up to 10 litters per year!
Mice have no problem squeezing through tiny openings, so it can be difficult to find where they are gaining entry into your home. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control technicians know how to identify and block mouse entry points.
Mice inhabit nearly every country on earth. They have even made their way to Antarctica and the Arctic, surviving in structures set up at research stations.
Rodents have sharp teeth that grow continuously. When mice enter your home, they can do a significant amount of damage and can chew through the electrical wires, creating a fire hazard. They can even chew through some kinds of plumbing and dishwasher lines causing water damage.
These tiny little critters have tremendous jumping skills. A fully grown house mouse is no more than 18 cm long, yet it can jump 33 cm off the ground. They are also great at climbing and can swim, too.