If you know some facts about how mice live, then you would be able to effectively implement ways to get rid of them. With over 30 years humanely removing these furry little creatures, we have come to understand some important mouse facts, listed below are 5 mouse facts you should know:
A mouse belongs to the family of rodents, which are also mammals just like humans. Their primary characteristic is that they have these one pair of incisors located in their upper and lower jaw. A funny thing about rodents’ incisors is that they grow continuously; hence they need to keep it short by gnawing continuously as well. Now if they gnaw on wood apart from those found in your home, then that would cause you no trouble. However, if they start to live in your home and gnaw on the things that you own, especially your food and furniture, then that can surely give you a lot of headaches and you may now start to wonder how to get rid of them.
Although many depictions of mice show them scurrying across a kitchen floor, mice are able to make their way into any point of a building they want. With claws to help them grip onto surfaces, mice can scale walls and climb up wires with ease. When looking for mice be sure to look for evidence on all points of your home – even on the roof line. Mice may leave staging on brick or siding from entry, or may leave chew marks on the materials of your home.
Another thing is that mice leave trails that will help you figure out their best hiding places. If you don’t know how to identify these, professionals do know. This then makes it easier for them to locate the mice in your home. For instance, a hole in the wall would tell you that the mouse is probably living in the wall. So to get rid of the mouse that has managed to live within your wall, professionals can resort to processes that will drive away from the mouse that has been causing you sleepless nights. Professionals are experienced on such issues, and for sure, your problem will be solved in a jiffy.
You see, getting rid of rodents is a job that is best left to professionals. This does not mean that you cannot find or implement ways and means for removing mice at home. This just means that since professionals have studied the life cycles of mice and have also figured out the best ways to get rid of a mouse, they are effective at their jobs. For instance, your primary recourse may be to include products labeled as “mouse repellents” at home, but this may not be the initial course of action of professional services. They know that most of these products do no actually repel mice. They know how mice would react to such substances, which may not actually create any significant change in your homes. Now that is something that you might just consider.
Mice reproduce every 21 days, meaning a few mice in a home can quickly become an infestation of hundreds. Any infestation of mice can create an accumulation of droppings and urine that will lead to staining and foul odors throughout the home. The smell of mouse droppings and urine is similar to that of ammonia, and is a clear sign that a mouse infestation may be in the home. Sometimes these hazardous materials can be in ventilation systems throughout the home, or in hard to reach places throughout the attic and wall spaces. Diseases that can be found in mouse droppings, urine, saliva and nests can include hantavirus, salmonella and listeria.
Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is familiar with the life cycles of mice, from the moment they are born, until they become adult mice. We do understand the patterns they take and how they live, making us effective in getting rid of them in the most humane manner. Our services include a humane removal of all mice in the home, as well as a thorough cleaning and decontamination of the areas they were present. Onec the mice and their mess are gone, our technicians will seal every entry point with galvanized steel screens and wildlife exclusion sealant to prevent the mice from returning. To learn more about our mouse removal services visit our website or give us a call 1-888-592-0387.