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Mouse problems don’t solve themselves. Trying to get rid of mice and rats in the house becomes increasingly difficult over time. Don’t brush off the signs there is a problem and delay that mice pest control effort by even one day. The experienced and efficient team at Major Pest Control will know how to deal with your rodent problem in Alberta.
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“As temperatures drop in the evenings and crisp mornings start to set in, mice are looking for a safe haven to ride out the harsh winter. While these household pests may be small in size, they can make up for it by causing major damage in your home.”… Read More
A F.A.Q. About Mice Control in Edmonton
You could try over the counter remedies for mice removal in Alberta, but the success will be limited. Even the best mice control products cannot help you know the full extent of the infestation. Your best bet is to always call a professional.
Any of your local mice exterminator will point out several ways rodents are dangerous. The main issue has to do with carrying diseases that could harm you and your loved ones. If someone in the home has respiratory problems, mice control will be the first step in eliminating the foul odor and easing the irritation.
The one tell tale sign is droppings in drawers or cabinets however, there is so many more that only a professional would be able to spot.
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How to Keep Mice out of Your Home This Winter in Alberta
As temperatures drop in the evenings and crisp mornings start to set in, mice are looking for a safe haven to ride out the harsh winter. While these household pests may be small in size, they can make up for it by causing major damage in your home. They’ve been known to also carry dangerous diseases and can contaminate your food. Here at Major Pest Control, we have several years of experience dealing with mice infestations in the province of Alberta. Please continue reading as we discuss the common signs of a mice infestation, and the best ways to keep them out
of your home this winter.
Common Signs of Mice Activity
Some people will think that if they had a mouse infestation, they would know it already; unfortunately this isn’t always true. Mice are crafty vermin and often skulk throughout your home during the daytime; particularly most active at night when it’s quieter. There’s a chance you could have an infestation and not even realize it. The
first step to controlling the issue is to properly diagnose it. The most common signs of a mouse problem include:
● Audio clues: Scratching or scampering through the walls, floors and
ceiling areas can mean there are mice within the home.
● Evidence of scat: Visible feces or a heavy ammonia scent from urine.
● Shredded paper and insulation: Offices, pantry, utility, basement
ceilings and areas of clutter are prone to have this kind of activity.
● Physical damage: Mice often gnaw on hard surfaces like baseboards,
ceiling tiles and anything else to expand crevices.
● Damage to electrical wiring: The longer a mouse presence is within the
home the higher chance of electrical damage that can lead to a fire.
Common Ways Mice Enter the Home
Being thorough when reducing or eliminating the entry points in the home is crucial. Mice are excellent climbers, agile and are very sneaky when it comes to penetrating the home. They can jump 12” in the air, have been known to climb two dozen feet vertically and can fit through crevices as small as a dime! Below are few areas to keep an eye on and seal if you notice any openings:
● Corners and other crevices where the siding meets the foundation.
● Crevices around windows, especially basement windows.
● Holes or gaps in foundation
● Garages attached to the house; typically the door not sealing completely.
(Any light gaps means mice can enter!)
● Open chimneys and other areas that heat can escape. This is more of a
risk area when it’s colder outside as mice will become more desperate.
● Any and all utility lines, fans and exhausts entering/exiting the home.
Taking the time to check and seal these areas either by yourself or professionally is very important to help severely reduce the likelihood of mice gaining entry into your home.
The Consequences of Mice in Your Home
Most people would agree that mice are undesirable to have inside the home; unfortunately and sometimes commonly, knowing what exactly makes them dangerous goes without a second thought. Not only can mice cause physical damage to your investment by chewing, gnawing parts of the home, some species (ie, Deer mice) have been known to spread disease (ie. Hantavirus) through their scat. Mice are drawn to heat escaping the home and food sources, open or packaged dried goods like pasta, cookies, pet food, flour, etc are highly desirable for mice . Once inside the home, they will try their best to get into any accessible food source, potentially spreading germs and disease as it travels.
Some ways to protect your dried and packaged goods is to have them in sealed containers, thicker plastic or glass containers work best. Leaving open or packaged goods up high in the pantry or another cupboard doesn’t always mean they’ll be safe from mice.
How to Prevent Mice
Prevention techniques are understandably important and sometimes can be overwhelming to some who just aren’t sure where to start or how to do it. When it comes to a pest infestation of any kind, this is especially true. The best way to avoid the headache of a mouse infestation is to prevent them from getting inside your home to begin with.
Here are a several tips to prevent mice this winter:
● Seal cracks and crevices around your home as mentioned above to
severely reduce the chance or stop entry all together.
● Remove any piles of leaves, stacks of wood or mulch around the
perimeter of your home. Further away from the foundation the better.
● Be sure to keep all food in containers with tight lids as mentioned above.
● Do your best to avoid clutter and food debris around the perimeter of the
home as well as indoors.
● Keep outdoor bird feeders away from your home. Closer to the fenceline
the better or at least 30’ away from the home. Dropped feed or feeders
close to the home will greatly attract mice to the area.
● In the unfortunate event mice gain access to the home, besides safe food
storage, make sure all pet food is stored well ontop of cleaning up all pet
food debris if not being currently eaten. Pet food is highly nutritious and
desirable for mice
If you suspect a mouse infestation, you can utilize baits and traps from local stores to capture and control the mice. Be prepared for activity to continue for some time as these are at the end of the day, wildlife and have a mind of their own. If the activity is overwhelming your best bet is to let a professional handle it. Mice can be destructive and are very unsanitary thus protecting your, your families and pets health and well being should be top priority.
Always Act Quickly
If you spot evidence of mice or other rodents (such as droppings, chewed food, baseboards and furniture, etc), do not hesitate to call a professional right away to control the issue. Mice reproduce quickly, usually having litters between 5-12 averaging 10 babies within a few weeks. Finding one or two mice, small amounts of droppings can turn into an overwhelming problem rapidly if the problem isn’t treated quickly.
Mouse control isn’t normally a difficult task when you follow these simple tips and tricks. Mice are persistent, but when you understand their weaknesses and movement, you can get the upper hand. Here at Major Pest Control, we have the best certified technicians available with years of related experience ready to help anytime. We’re always just a phone call away, 24/7 when you need us.