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How Did Mice Get
Inside My Home?
There are many pests in this world that can make life difficult. One of these is the mouse, who has been known to enter homes in search of food and shelter. Mice are especially prevalent in homes when weather conditions turn to the Fall or Winter. During some other times of the year, you may not even realize mice exist.
Mice are elusive creatures. These little sneak thieves will take what doesn’t belong to them without hesitation- even though this means creating disharmony within your household.
How Did They Get In?
Mice are pesky little creatures that can find their way into your home no matter how well you lock up. They love food and will do anything for it, which makes them very dangerous when they’re around!
Mice Can Enter A Home In A Variety Of Ways. Some Of The Most Common Are:
- Through cracks in the foundation or walls
- Through openings around pipes and wires
- Through the attic
- Through doors and windows
You Can Prevent Mice From Getting Into Your Home By Taking The Following Precautions:
- Seal all cracks and openings in the foundation and walls
- Use metal screens to cover vents, pipes, and wires
- Install door sweeps and weather stripping
- Keep doors and windows closed
Sometimes, mice are so determined to get into your home that they find their way in even though you have sealed off all the entryways you could think of. If this is your case and you find that mice are making themselves cozy in your walls, call Insight Pest Solutions, and we will be quick to take care of your issue!
Types Of Mice In Canada
Mice are typically smaller than rats, and they have pointed noses and small ears. But, like rats, mice can breed rapidly, contaminate food, and can cause serious damage to property.
There are three different types of mice in Canada: the house mouse, the deer mouse, and the white-footed mouse. The house mouse is the most common, while the deer mouse and white-footed mouse are both rare.
Running into a mouse inside your house would likely give you a big scare. Don’t let these little pests scurry around in your walls. As soon as you notice signs of a possible mouse infestation, call Insight Pest Solutions for a mouse exterminator immediately.
Diseases Carried By Mice
Mice are known to carry many diseases that can be transmitted through direct contact or contamination. Just in case you didn’t know, mice are capable of transmitting the following diseases:
- Histoplasmosis- a respiratory disease caused by breathing in mouse droppings
- Salmonellosis- food poisoning caused by eating contaminated mouse feces
- Rat-bite fever- a disease that is caused by mouse saliva
These are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other mouse diseases out there. But, don’t worry- it’s not easy for mice to transmit these diseases because they are not considered pests in homes. Still, you should never underestimate your enemy, especially when it comes to mice.
If your mouse issue is getting out of hand, call the mouse exterminator at Insight Pest Solutions Canada today!
When To Call A Professional
Mice will do anything possible to get inside of buildings or homes. They are quick, sneaky (sometimes both!), hard-working creatures with one goal: stay invisible. It takes a trained professional to thoroughly take care of a mouse infestation.
Mice infestation needs to be taken seriously as fatal health repercussions are a possibility. Preventative pest control treatment is advised. Sometimes rodents work quickly and can destroy insulation and create access points in crawl spaces or attics. If you find yourself in this situation, thorough crawl space or attic clean-out may be necessary to eliminate the mice, seal entry points and replace insulation. Our professional team is experts on not only mouse extermination but home repair after infestation.
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