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Assess and Remove

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.

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Clear and Clean

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.


Prevent and Protect

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.


Each year countless Minneapolis residents discover evidence of mice inside their homes. Rodents, like mice and rats, easily find their way into homes and businesses and once established their populations can quickly grow out of hand. Their droppings and urine can spread harmful diseases and contaminate pantry items, so if you think you have mice or rats in your house, you need to call a professional for mouse removal in Minneapolis.

Unfortunately, rodents thrive in just about every region across the globe, and Minneapolis is no exception. Rodents can be found in both the city’s urban core as well as in outlying residential neighborhoods. They often enter homes in search of food and shelter, and create unsanitary conditions everywhere they go. The best defense against mice infestation is identifying and blocking off their entry points to the home and that takes the experience and knowledge of the mouse removal specialists at Skedaddle Minneapolis.

Rodents in Minneapolis

Minnesota is home to 14 native species of mice and rats. The forest region and wetlands where Minneapolis sits today were once covered with numerous grassy areas and forested plains, making it the perfect environment for rodents to thrive. As settlers arrived they brought with them the European house mouse and the Norway rat.

These two species thrived by living alongside humans and not much has changed since their arrival in Minneapolis centuries ago. The norway, also known as the brown rat, and the house mouse are still the most common species of rodent you will encounter inside your home. White-footed mice and deer mice are also commonly found in homes, usually in properties found close to wooded areas.

Recognizing Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Mice are most active at night and tend to avoid interactions with humans. Because they usually build nests in the recesses of your home that aren’t frequently used, you may not know that you’re living with mice until you have a full-blown infestation. Attics, basement ceilings and wall voids are common mouse hiding places in homes. These spaces are used for nesting, breeding and food storage.

Mice are relatively small and quiet so you may not hear them unless you are listening for specific noises. Homeowners will often describe the noises made by mice as scratching but in most cases the sounds being heard are gnawing. Mice are rodents after all and they must constantly chew in order to keep their front teeth sharp. Small squeaking noises and scurrying sounds from behind your walls can also indicate the presence of rodents. Additional signs include:

  • Chew marks or staining on baseboards
  • Mouse droppings in cupboards of cabinets
  • Musty odors
  • Signs of chewing on food packaging
  • Mice themselves

Minimizing the Risk of a Rodent Infestation

Mice and rats take up residence in appealing environments. You can make your home less suitable for mice by:

  • Decluttering: Give mice fewer places to nest and eliminate nesting materials by getting rid of items you rarely use.
  • Securing open food: Instead of having open boxes of food in your pantry, use airtight containers that keep mice from raiding your food supply
  • Cleaning your kitchen: Do not leave food crumbs on your floors and kitchen counters where mice can easily find the sustenance they need to survive.
  • Patching exterior holes: Eliminate potential points of entry, remembering the mice can squeeze through tiny gaps on your home’s exterior.

Taking Quick Action

It’s no secret that mice reproduce extraordinarily quickly. A single female mouse can give birth to a litter of up to 12 kits after a three-week gestational period and is capable of mating again within 24 hours of giving birth. These reproductive capabilities mean that having a few mice inside your Minneapolis home can quickly spiral into a full-blown infestation if you do not take action promptly.

The best way to avoid an infestation of mice is to call a professional at the first sign of rodents in your home. The longer you wait to call Skedaddle for help, the worse your mouse problem will get.

Steps for Effective Mice Removal

Most Minneapolis pest control companies focus on using traps and poison to solve mouse problems in homes. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control takes a different approach. We know that on their own traps and poisons won’t resolve a mouse or rat problem in the long term because they don’t get to the root of the infestation.

In order to keep your house rodent-free you must identify and seal their entry points. Traps and poisons might help knock down the population of the current generation of mice occupying the home but unless the pathways into the home are blocked they will be replaced by a new generation following the established scent cues left behind by others before them. It’s no wonder that despite their best efforts homeowners across Minneapolis experience recurring mouse infestations season after season.

Identifying and sealing mouse entry points gets homeowners off the never ending treadmill of deploying traps and poison. Skedaddle’s proven mouse removal process begins with a detailed inspection of your home’s interior and exterior. During our initial visit to your property our goal is to find the routes mice have been taking to access your home. We pour over the entirety of your home’s exterior from the foundation to the roof in search of mouse entry points.

We combine our knowledge of mouse behavior with a meticulous attention to detail to find the tiny clues left behind by mice. Staining left behind from their fur, teeth marks from chewing and droppings left behind are the most obvious clues for mouse entry but they take an experienced eye to identify.

Once our team of mouse removal and control experts has identified all active or potential mouse entry points we will walk you through our findings and prepare a mouse removal and prevention plan. We then get to work sealing up your home against mouse entry using exclusion materials built to stand the test of time. To evict the current mouse population we install one-way doors over the mouse entry points, allowing the mice inside to exit for food but preventing them from getting back in. With your home mouse-proofed you get the peace of mind of knowing you’re protected against future mouse infestations.

Call Skedaddle for Mice Removal in Minneapolis

Resolving a mouse infestation might seem like a DIY project but doing it right takes experience and knowledge. You might get lucky with a trap from the hardware store but where there is one mouse you can bet there are more. Mice and rats can damage the structure of your home, spoil food and spread dangerous contamination so it’s best not to risk reinfestation.

Getting rid of mice permanently is a tricky process, best left to pros, so call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control for humane mice control in Minneapolis. We can help you remove mice in a safe, effective and humane fashion, so contact us today to schedule an appointment for mice control service in Minneapolis.


Mice Fact


Mice are able to squeeze through tiny openings as small as a dime, 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 seal even the hardest to find mouse entry points.


The deer mice can be found all throughout Minnesota, while the white-footed mouse is absent in the northeastern part of the state. Each species of mouse is opportunistic and can be found building their nest anywhere, including ground burrows, tree cavities or inside buildings.


The teeth of mice never stop growing. When mice enter your home, they can chew through electrical wires to create fire hazards. They can even chew through certain kinds of plumbing and dishwasher lines causing costly water damage.


Mice are social animals and prefer to live in groups. They form complex hierarchical structures within their colonies and communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations, odor and body language.


Mice have the ability to climb on a 90 degree angle. This allows them to reach the highest points of a home and enter undetected through gaps along the roof. Mice are able to scale a variety of materials including siding and brick.


Fall is the busiest time of year for mouse infestation calls. During this time they are active inside homes caching away food to help them survive long Minneapolis winters.


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