Not a Creature Was Stirring ... Not Even a Mouse with House Mouse Control
Truth is that one of the most common winter guests are mice and rats! And it is not the cast of "Mickey's Christmas"!
According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) about 30% of all American's have had a house mouse control problem at one time or another. Of those, almost 50% of infestations were during the winter months.
The reason is that it is too cold outside for man or beast.
Once the weather starts to turn cold, these little rodents are searching for vacancy signs so they can move in.
These signs come in a variety of ways and unless you fix these entry points, those vacancy signs remain up.
Damage from Mouse Intruders
You might be sure that there is no way they could get in, but if there are smaller insects entering, the mice will chew bigger holes until the security code is cracked!
We take great measures to protect our homes and businesses from human intruders but the fact is that you are more likely to be invaded by smaller pests! These intruders are just as damaging to property and health -
- Destroying insulation in walls and attics
- Chewing through and destroying sheetrock and wood
- Chewing through wires and increasing fire hazards
- Contaminating the air quality in the home with urine and feces
- Contaminating your food
- Spreading diseases; salmonella, rat bite fever as well as causing asthma attacks and allergies
Prevention is easier than eviction!
Once these rodents are inside, the warmth and food availability is a rodent’s heaven! They get to work immediately building nests and having families!
There are things that can and should be done year-round to discourage them from moving into your home, garage or business.
House Mouse Control Steps You Can Take
- Any large gaps inside your home can be stuffed with steel wool
- Be sure screens on attic vents and chimneys are intact and the proper materials are used!
- Repair any loose mortar or stucco on the structure
- Be sure weather stripping on doors and windows seal tightly
- Keep shrub and trees trimmed away from your home (these are nesting areas)
- Keep trash type items from collecting on your property
Croach® Rodent Control
Not all the vacancy signs are as obvious as the one in the picture, but oftentimes these repairs are left to be done ‘later’! Later is just what the pests are hoping for.
If there is scampering heard in your home at night, it is a good idea to call a professional pest management company to inspect. Imagine you FOUND the entrance and closed it - are you sure that the entire family had gone out for the day? You will likely be left with a problem!
If you are in need of house mouse control, give Croach® a call today!
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