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.
Mice can terrify the bravest among us when we unexpectedly happen upon them scurrying across the kitchen floor. Though their size is anything but intimidating, our instinct is often to run the other way. It might provide some comfort to know that this is exactly how mice feel when they see you! One-on-one encounters with a mouse are almost never a danger for people. In large numbers, however, they do pose a health hazard. If they are present in your home, trust the experts in mice removal Toronto to humanely evict these unwelcome guests.
House mice are active all year long. They don’t let Canada’s cold winters slow them down much. After all, you keep your home at a comfortable temperature, so there is no need for them to make many concessions for the cold. The one major change involves where they spend most of their time. When the weather outside is warmer, house mice spend a lot of time outdoors. As it turns cold, their food sources around your home all but disappear, so they spend the majority of their time indoors, where what food is yours becomes theirs, too!
Some house mice build nests outside during the warm months, while others set up inside your home and stay there year-round, emerging only to forage. It can take a long time before homeowners realize that they have a colony of mice living in their walls, attics or storage areas. By the time they are discovered, the damage they’ve done can be severe. To stay on top of a potential mouse problem, keep your eyes peeled for telltale signs such as droppings in cupboards and drawers. If you hear noises in the walls, particularly at night, that you can’t identify, it’s time to contact wildlife control to investigate.
Mice are not likely carriers of rabies, but they do transmit other diseases that are dangerous to people and their pets. House mice are potential carriers of the pathogens that cause salmonellosis, leptospirosis and lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis, all of which are transmitted via feces and urine.
For their size, mice are incredibly fast. They can run up to eight miles per hour. When scaled up to human size, that is the equivalent of 160 miles per hour for a person of average height.
Female mice have up to 10 litters every year. Each litter contains anywhere from five to 12 pups. The female babies are capable of reproducing by the time they are six to eight weeks old. The number of mice living in your home can get out of control really quickly, to say the least!
Mice have some pretty impressive athletic skills. Though they are generally between 13 and 18 centimetres long, they can jump as high as 33 centimetres from a horizontal surface! Mice are also capable swimmers, and they can climb vertical walls as long as they have enough texture to grip onto.
Mice are incessant gnawers, and it isn’t just because they build elaborate nests. Their teeth never stop growing, and chewing helps keep teeth sizes in check. Unfortunately, they can do a lot of structural damage, in addition to damage to the wiring and insulation in your home.