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MOUSE REMOVAL PROCESS

ASSESS AND REMOVE

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.

clear and clean

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

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.

 


Rodents in Victoria

Mice may seem harmless, but they can cause extensive property damage and spread diseases once they are inside. They also breed quickly, which is why it is important to call us for mice removal in Victoria at the first sign that they are present in your home.

What We Do

First, our technicians complete a thorough inspection to find out where mice are nesting in your home. We install one-way doors over the entry points so that the mice can get out, but they can’t come back in. We check for any other holes, gaps or cracks where the mice can get in and seal those up too. Mice can fit through a gap less than a centimetre wide, and our technicians take the time to ensure every gap is filled.

Mice spread diseases through their urine and feces. The pathogens may remain even after the rodents are gone. Part of our process of wildlife removal on Vancouver Island is to decontaminate the places where the mice have been so that the micro-organisms no longer pose a risk to you and your family.

Why Mice Get Into Your Home in the First Place

Mice do not hibernate, so when the weather starts turning colder in the fall, they need to find a place to take shelter during the winter. The grains and seeds that make up a mouse’s primary diet become unavailable, so they prefer a shelter that offers easy access to food. It is for these reasons that they often wind up in human habitations.

You may think that, once the weather warms up, your mouse problem is over. However, while mice may go back to foraging for food outside, they will keep returning to their nest to raise their offspring. A single mouse can have a litter of babies every 21 days, and young mice are sexually mature after about six weeks. Therefore, if mice move in during the autumn, their numbers may increase exponentially before spring.

One of the distinguishing characteristics of rodents such as mice is that their front two teeth never stop growing. To keep them filed down to a manageable level, mice have to keep gnawing on hard objects. You may find tooth marks along baseboards or on furniture, but the most troubling damage may be invisible to you. Mice have been known to gnaw on electrical wires, removing the protective insulation and increasing the risk for an electrical fire.

The more mice in your home, the greater the risks involved. Therefore, you should be alert to the signs of their presence in your home and call for mice removal in Victoria as soon as possible. Mice are very adept at avoiding detection, but you may notice teeth marks, shredded material to make nests, and damage to food containers. You may also hear them as they scramble around in your walls. You are most likely to hear this at night when mice are most active.

What You Should Know About Mice

While mice can be a serious nuisance, they do have some impressive capabilities:

  • Mice do not have acute eyesight; they do not really need it since they are nocturnal. They rely on other senses to get around, such as hearing, smell, and touch.
  • Mice are able to hear high-pitched noises up to 90,000 Hertz. By contrast, the upper limit for human hearing is 20,000 Hertz.
  • Mice are quite acrobatic, able to scale surfaces up to two metres high and walk along thin wires. They can also jump to a height of around 25 centimetres.
  • The conventional wisdom that mice like cheese really isn’t true. Mice are opportunistic feeders and will eat cheese if it is all that is available. Given the choice, however, they prefer seeds, such as peanuts, or even meat to cheese.

Mouse infestations are a big problem that will keep getting bigger if ignored Contact Skedaddle for mice removal in Victoria that includes decontamination and prevention of future intrusion.

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