Wacky Pest Wednesday: Mice

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans!  We’re happy to be putting out our first edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday for 2019, and we hope that you keep reading on to learn some fun facts about a very wintry pest: the mouse.

Just like you, mice don’t particularly enjoy the cold, and in fact try their best to avoid it at all costs.  What this means in practice is that they will try to exploit every crack or hole in your exterior to get inside your nice and warm home, and once inside, stay for as long as they can.  You see, your house is pretty appealing to mice because three things can be found: shelter, warmth, and food. Remember that mice are rather crafty critters and thus can make a nest out of just about anything that they can get their hands on.  Sure, they do have some pretty weak eyesight, but their senses of touch, smell, and hearing are all they need to live like rodent kings inside your home during these cold months.

So, being that mice can squeeze into incredible small cracks (as thin as half a centimeter) and have a vertical jump of about 10 inches, how do you make sure that this rodent stays outside, and doesn’t become a squatter for the rest of the winter season?  Well, recalling our blog on 2019 resolutions to keep pests out, performing regular checks of your weatherstripping will go a long way in ensuring that mice cannot get through. In addition, doing a quick walkaround to survey other holes or gaps in your siding, screens, or other points of entry will help you fix the problem now before mice get an idea.  The sooner you get this done, the more likely that it is that mice won’t be a problem for you for the rest of the season.

Alright, so let’s say that the worst-case scenario came about, and now you have mice in your home.  How do you go about it? For starters, you definitely don’t want to keep the mouse around for very long, as their propensity to carry disease and chew without remorse, can pose a danger to your family—especially the chewing part, as mice have been known to chew through electrical wires which in turn lead to fires.  However, due to these reasons, you don’t want to handle the critter on your own, as it can be a danger. Instead, go ahead and give us a call, and we’ll be over in no time to take care of that problem for good.

For more info about mice or to get a free quote, feel free to pick up the phone and give us a call today!

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