More than the Food, it is the Shelter – Mice Seek:
As the temperatures cool down and fall has arrived, so is the likelihood mice are going to look for shelter indoors within your home. Mice prefer moderate temperatures, and while they can survive through the fall and winter outdoors, they would much rather do so in a protected environment. Most mice infestations are the result of just a few mice gaining entry to the home, since they reproduce at fairly fast rate.
Mice are unique animals as they have the ability to fit through very small openings. Some people believe mice have collapsible skeletal systems, but this is not true. The reason some people have this misconception is because they do not fully understand how mice are able to fit through minute openings.
Mice tend to look much larger because of their fur. If you were to shave off a mouse’s fur coat, you would see that the body is long, narrow, and very tiny. What makes them unique is they do not have collar bones, like humans. The only size restrictions mice have is being able to fit their heads through an opening. If they can get their head inside an opening into your home, they can get their entire body through the opening.
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make is underestimating the size of openings, cracks, and holes on the exterior of the home. In addition, many people are not entirely sure what they should be looking for when attempting to protect their homes from mice infestations. It is highly recommended to contact a qualified and experienced pest control and extermination company in Toronto.
Pest control technicians are trained to identify and recognize potential entry points into the home mice could use. In addition, they can provide advice in sealing up holes and making recommendations to prevent mice infestations in your home. Further, due to their expertise, they can recognize signs of mice activity and will know if mice have already gained entry into your home.
Once mice have gained entry to your home, they can quickly become a headache for homeowners. Mice destroy insulation, chew on wood, and will chew through electrical wiring, as well as PVC pipes within the home’s interior structures. Mice are not always easy to detect as they tend to remain well-hidden while they forage and look for food and water. In many cases, the only reason a homeowner realizes they have a mice infestation is because they are startled by a mouse in the middle of the night, if they get up to use the bathroom or get a drink of water.
Besides the destructive nature of mice, they carry germs and illnesses that can pose health risks for you and your family. Whether you have a current mice infestation or need professional assistance in protecting your home from these unwanted guests and other pests, like roaches and bed bugs, contact Quest Pest Management at 416-321-5060 to schedule a home inspection today. We service all areas within the GTA and provide guaranteed pest control and extermination services.