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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We, humans, tend to have an innate fear of creatures that scurry about but are a fraction of our size. Mice epitomize this tendency for many of us. The feeling is generally misplaced, as these furry, little rodents are usually harmless in the accidental one-on-one encounters people typically have with them. In large numbers, however, they do pose threats to human health, due to the diseases they transmit, and to your home’s structural integrity. Effective wildlife control in Ottawa requires professional mice removal measures to ensure all of the critters are taken out of the house, or the problem will quickly rear its head again.
In the winter, the mice that live in and around your home are just as active as they are during the warmer months. In the warmer months, they spend more time outside in the areas around the house because there are ample food sources available. As the mercury drops, they move indoors, where there are more abundant edibles than outside. These rodents require a lot of food. Their high metabolisms burn off calories quickly, so they need to eat between 15 and 20 times a day to keep up with their body’s caloric requirements.
Mice build their nests close to sources of food and water. Their sharp teeth are useful in collecting the materials to construct their bedding. Often, this includes wiring, which creates a fire hazard for you. They also like to hide inside your insulation! Mice are capable of squeezing through an opening the size of a dime. This makes it difficult to locate all potential entry points to your home. Skedaddle technicians are experts in locating and sealing off these entries once all of the mice are removed.
Mice are about as keen on running into a human as you are to run into them. Getting bit by a wild mouse is quite unlikely unless you attempt to catch it with your hands. Good luck with that, though. They can run up to eight miles per hour, which is the equivalent of 160 miles per hour for the average human!
Mice do not carry rabies, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t pose a risk to human health. They can transmit a number of other diseases including salmonellosis, leptospirosis and lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis, all of which are transmitted via feces and urine.
Rodents are prolific breeders, and mice are no exception. A female can give birth to anywhere between five and 12 pups in a single litter, and she may have up to 10 litters in a year.
The teeth in a rodent never stop growing. Gnawing on hard surfaces is one way to keep them filed down. This could be bad news for your home’s insulation and wiring.
Mice are small and shy, and they are nocturnal. This makes it difficult to detect their presence until the situation gets out of hand. By the time you discover them, the damage done to your home could be significant. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for signs such as droppings in cupboards or drawers or sounds of chewing in the walls.