Mice tend to take up residence in the home because they provide a warm place and healthy food. They carry serious diseases such as leptospirosis, salmonella, hantavirus and jaundice. Not to mention the damage they cause to structures and property. These are reasons enough to keep them out of your home, but how do you prevent mouse infestations?
First of all, to prevent a mouse infestation, it’s important to maintain order and cleanliness. Areas such as the kitchen and dining room should be kept free of crumbs and debris. You must be very careful to store all your food and even your soap.
Keep food in solid, airtight containers that cannot be chewed. Also, make sure your trash can is airtight. If you can’t find any food scraps, the next destination you look for is the landfill. Like a mouse breaking a bag, use a sturdy, airtight container to store your waste.
Another helpful tip for preventing mouse infestations is to clean up food scraps left behind by pets. When mealtime is over, or when the quiet of the night begins to arrive, it’s best to clean up the areas where your pet has eaten so that there are no crumbs or scent trails to attract them.
An important point is to seal cracks in windows and doors to prevent them from escaping from the sewer or outside, into the house.
Consider that any hole or crack in ¼ inch can hide mice or make their way through, so seal them up. To avoid mouse infestation, check the home’s foundation and plumbing very carefully, as well as baseboards, as they often hide there.
How to get rid of mice?
An important sign to identify if there are mice in the house is their waste. They leave bite marks on food, they also bite furniture and urinate in their wake. If you see these signs, then run and check your paper collection as they tear it up to make their nests.
If you discover a mouse invasion it is strategic that you go to the mouse exterminator. Why would you do this? So that you don’t miss the problem! Did you know that in one year, a mouse is capable of carrying at least 10 pregnancies? On average, each birth produces between 7 and 12 offspring, which live between 9 months and one year, quickly colonizing the area. Isn’t it strategic to act quickly?
If you see a mouse, you can be sure that it is not alone. ALK Exterminator points out that, in its experience as a mouse exterminator, this pest has a highly developed sense of smell. Since they prefer to live at night, they are less visible during the day, but they have the ability to gnaw through anything they find, including paper and wiring.
A plague of mice will not only contaminate food and break furniture, AKL experts say this pest is also capable of destroying pipes. They can even cause fires if they damage electrical wiring or break gas lines.
If you have a mouse infestation, don’t hesitate to call Mouse Exterminators! Their professionals, experts in pest control in the Laval area and on the North Shore, are there for you. They can advise you on specialized products you can use to control mice in your home or, if you prefer, you can ask them for an inspection.
There are several methods to exterminate mice. Traps and poisons must be strategically placed to exterminate mice, but AKL Exterminator can advise you on the best and most effective products to use, depending on the infestation you have. They will also advise you on how to handle them safely and reduce health risks to people.
If you prefer the mouse exterminator service, you have the advantage of a guarantee of up to one year, plus they will know how to dispose of the remains of the exterminated mice. They will know how to disinfect the area and leave it clean of rodents.