Wacky Pest Wednesday: Mice

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Happy Wednesday, Tri-County Pest Control fans, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday!  Please join us today as we take a dive into a critter that may try its best to get inside your home this fall and winter: the mouse.  Enjoy!

When that fall weather rushes in and you start to bundle up, just know that it doesn’t apply just to you.  Mice, like you, are not huge fans of the cold. Instead, they will try their best to find some warm shelter somewhere, and if you happen to have a crack, hole, or small opening in your exterior, they will squeeze in and set-up camp right in your home.  And hey, you can’t necessarily blame them for seeking it out: your home has food, warmth, and a roof, and given the crafty nature of these critters, they can make a nest out of anything and be set for the long seasonal weather. However, just because your home has these things does not mean that you are obligated to host pests in your home.

Indeed, there are a couple things you can do in advance to ensure that a mice infestation won’t be a problem for you.  For starters, do yourself a favor and do a little decluttering over the weekend. Throw out and remove piles of stuff that may be lying around your home, as these collections make for the perfect place for a mouse to hide out.  You should also do a brief walkaround of your home and survey the exterior for cracks, holes, or other openings where a mouse might be able to squeeze through. These can be just as small as half a centimeter or as wide as an open door, so be sure to keep your eyes out.  Finally, give us a call. You may not have a current infestation, but by giving us a call we can help to set up a defensive strategy which will greatly reduce the chance of mice getting in.

Did you know that a mouse eats 15-20 times a day?  Not only that, but they are really nimble, as they can squeeze into the smallest crack and have a vertical jump of about 10 inches.  This ferocious appetite and ability to explore new places that other critters may not be able to reach combines to make a critter that can be around for a while.  If you see a mouse in your home, don’t wait—give us a call today!

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