Mice are rodents who can enter homes through a hole the size of a dime and quickly multiply because of their high reproductive rate. Due to their size and behaviour, a small mouse problem can go unnoticed as the population and the damage they cause continue to grow. Female mice can reproduce every 21 days, meaning a small mouse problem can quickly turn into a full blown infestation if left unchecked
Mice infestations spread at an alarmingly fast rate. The best way to permanently remove and exclude them is with a customized mouse-proofing of your home. Our friendly wildlife technicians begin every mouse removal with a thorough property assessment to find all the entry points mice are using to get inside your home. By identifying and blocking every small entry point on the exterior of your house, we are able to get to the root of the problem, and keep mice out for good. This process also helps us to understand the level of contamination they have left behind in your attic or basement.
Our mice removal services are unique, and focus on mouse-proofing your home to provide permanent results. Mouse traps and poisons might be quick and cheap but with over 30 years of experience successfully excluding mice from all types of properties, we understand that these methods only offer short term relief and do little to prevent reinfestation. Instead, Skedaddle technicians go inch by inch around the perimeter of your home to identify entry points. We then install one-way doors over the entry points to allow the mice to exit for food while preventing their re-entry.
No two properties are the same, and no two mouse infestations are the same either. That’s why effective mouse removal requires a plan that is customized to your exact needs. Our knowledgeable technicians arrive at your home equipped with the tools and experience needed to identify the subtle clues that indicate mouse entry. Mouse-proofing a home is a detailed oriented process that takes our technicians from the foundation of your home right up to the roof in search of droppings, signs of chewing and staining left behind by mice. Enlisting experienced professionals that have a trained eye saves homeowners from costly damage and potential health concerns in the long run. Our friendly technicians are always available to help if any issues arise in the future, and ensure your mouse problem has been solved for good.
Professional mouse removal is critical in order to remove a mouse problem permanently. Even if all mice are successfully removed from a home, any entry point left unsealed allows for an infestation to take its place in the future. Other mice from the neighbourhood only need to follow the scents left behind and within a few short weeks, a small number of mice in your kitchen can turn into an incredibly damaging infestation throughout your home. The truth is, our homes are just not built with mice in mind, and both new and older houses have gaps and openings that mice can use to their advantage.
Weep vents between bricks, poorly sealed window casings, utility lines, and gaps in building materials are just some of the common points of entry mice use. Mice only need a 6 millimeter sized hole to squeeze their body through, and our homes have these gaps from foundation to roofline. Our understanding of mouse behaviour combined with our knowledge of housing construction makes us the leader in effective and humane mouse removal. With over three decades of experience, our team can handle any infestation, big or small.
Mouse infestations result in costly damage in the hard-to-reach places of the home like attics and basements. Soiled attic insulation, damaged electrical and duct work, and hazardous droppings are just a few of the contaminants they leave behind. Without the proper protective equipment, removing mice and their droppings can lead to bacterial infections and further contamination throughout the home. Our knowledgeable technicians come to your home equipped with the latest safety tools and training to remove hazardous materials while keeping your family safe.
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When the sun begins to shine into the spring months, mice emerge to enjoy the warm weather and abundance of food sources. Mice breed more frequently throughout the spring, and since they have a gestation period of only 3 weeks, populations grow quickly. Within a few months, a few mice can easily turn into a full blown infestation of hundreds.
Mice are active year round, but spend much more of their time inside walls and attics during winter compared to spring. For homeowners, this can mean mice coming and going from your home to forage, breed, or nest now that the snow has melted away.
The most important step in any mouse problem at any time of the year, is addressing the root cause of the infestation, how are they getting in. Skedaddle technicians have over 30 years of experience in identifying entry points for any mouse problem. We will perform a full home investigation to seal every nook and cranny mice are using to access your home. For the untrained eye, the small gaps and cracks mice squeeze through can be hard to spot – especially since mice can fit through a hole as small as a dime. After technicians have identified all the entry points, temporary one-way doors will be installed, allowing the mice to leave without the ability to return. To finish the job, any mess they may have left behind will be professionally cleaned to its former condition and all the cracks, gaps and holes on your home will be sealed to keep mice out for good.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s Wildlife Technicians are trained to identify mice entry points. These rodents can easily squeeze through holes made for wiring or plumbing where they build nests, damaging your home and can pose serious health risks. Once we have a complete understanding of the extent of your infestation, our technicians will explain their findings and walk you through our process. Humanely and strategically removing all mice is the most effective and economical method for removal, followed by professionally sealing the exterior from future entry.
Poisoning and trapping can be harmful to both families and pets. These methods also fail to provide a long-term solution and rarely keep up with mouse reproduction, even worse, they leave mice to die within your walls and attic. Our poison-free technique is based on decades of research and proven results and makes Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control a leader in humane mouse removal.
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Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control’s wildlife removal strategy is humane, safe and reliable. Part of our process involves clearing and cleaning any contaminated material that can cause serious health risks. Mice are dirty guests that leave many droppings and can contaminate surfaces and stored food. It’s important to have the contamination removed professionally because the health concerns they raise can be harmful for children and pets.
Once inside a home, mice prefer to spend their time tucked away in attics and behind walls and ceilings. Your Skedaddle technician will advise cleaning and clearing tactics, like attic insulation removal and restoration, depending on the severity of contamination.
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You can’t cut corners when it comes to mouse-proofing a home. Any crack or crevice left unattended could lead to entry in the future. Our dedicated team goes where the mice go in search of vulnerabilities, climbing roofs and crawling below decks to make sure your home is secure.
Preventing mice from re-entering the home is the only way to guarantee it remains mouse-free. It takes experience and training to recognize where mice are entering and where they might try to get in next. Using a combination of heavy gauge steel screening and Skedaddle’s exclusive wildlife exclusion sealant, your Skedaddle technician will thoroughly seal all potential points of entry around your home. Our materials are made to stand the test of time against the elements and protect your home from mice and other rodents.
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Mice can fit through holes as small as a dime, so they do not need much of an opportunity to make their way in. Gaps between building materials, openings around utility lines and exposed exhaust vents are common entry points found on most homes.
Mice are nocturnal creatures, meaning you are most likely to hear them in your attic or walls at night. Other key signs to look for are; sightings of mice themselves, droppings, chewed food or packages, and the smell of ammonia in enclosed areas.
Spotting a single mouse is a certain sign of a larger infestation within your home. Mice are social creatures that create nests in attics, basement ceilings and behind cabinets. The mouse you have seen in the living space is likely searching for food and is one of many that you are not seeing because they generally prefer to spend their time in the unoccupied voids of our houses.
During an infestation, mice spread hazardous droppings wherever they go. Their droppings have the potential to carry diseases such as; Salmonellosis and Leptospirosis that are transmitted to people and pets when they contaminate surfaces and household items.
Mice are nocturnal creatures that are most active at night. The sound of chewing in the attic or from behind walls after dusk is a leading indication that you have a mouse infestation.
Mice are incredible climbers that can scale brick and siding with ease to reach the roof of a home. Mice often enter our homes from up above, making it difficult to identify their points of entry. While inside, mice use their climbing abilities to travel throughout the home, oftening following the paths opened for plumbing, electrical and HVAC that run from the basement all the way to the attic.