Just two mice have the reproductive capacity to create 2,000 offspring by the end of the year. They eat your food, and contaminate with urine and excrement. Mice gnaw into materials such as paper, books, wood, or upholstery, which they use as nesting material. They also gnaw on plastic, cinder blocks, soft metals like lead and aluminum, and wiring, which could cause a fire hazard. They, and the parasites they carry (including fleas, mites, and worms), spread many diseases.
Some believe that treatment for rodents is only necessary in the winter because that is the only time they enter my home. The truth is, rodents reproduce all year long, and proper control measures during the spring, summer, or fall are necessary to limit population sizes that will try to enter your home.
Short Term Solution
Some simple things you can do to slow the infestation before we get to your home:
Place all dog food, cat food, bird seed, and grass seed in tightly-sealed plastic containers. Mice can smell pet food in your garage, and will enter your home in search of a meal.
Inspect your home for air conditioner and gas line gaps. Seal these gaps tightly. The fewer the entry points for rodents, the fewer critters you will have in your home.
Remove clutter from your garage, basement, or shed. Rodents do not like to be seen. The more clutter, the more comfortable rodents feel in their ability to hide.
American Pest Long Lasting Solution
We can determine the size of infestation and pest control needs of your home with a free, no-cost, no obligation 20-minute pest audit.
With a bad infestation, maximum treatment will be needed. We always look for permanent solutions. Treatment could include wall void applications, attic treatments, exterior treatments, bait applications, or exclusion methods using caulking, expandable foam, steel wool, or door sweeps to seal pests out.
For minor infestations, many times, we can come treat the problem and be out of your home the same day. However, to keep pests out of your home for good, preventative service may be recommended.