The temperatures are dropping and the chill in the air has come to stay this season. But what does this mean for the safety of your home and family? Aside from keeping yourselves warm, it means mice other wildlife critters want in! Mice are seeking warmth, food, and shelter inside your home during the cooler months of the year. Whether you believe you already have home invaders or want to prevent mice from targeting your home in the future, here is what you need to know about keeping mice out of your home.
Keep Mice Out of Your Home
While mice may seem small and harmless, the chaos they inflict on a home can be extremely expensive and hazardous to the health of the residents in your home. When mice seek shelter in a building (often a house or office that has heat), they not only create holes for themselves throughout a structure, but other pest and insects can also use the entry points to invade your house as well. Mice also like to make a nest where they find shelter and food, often these can be found in attics and even inside drywall.
Mice can invade your home overnight and are known to leave harmful droppings and urine. Here are some locations mice use to gain entry:
- Crawl spaces
- Kitchens and Pantries
- HVAC ducts
- Chimneys or Fireplaces
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 10 diseases directly carried by rodents. That is downright gross! The CDC recommends hiring professional exterminators to prevent rodent and mice infestations. Often homeowners will resort to DIY mice prevention, such as small traps, but the “do-it-yourself” methods can lead to re-entry, hazardous fecal matter that’s left in your home, and additional mice infestations in the future.
Call Knox Pest Control for Mice Removal
Instead of laying down traps, again and again, hire a professional and certified pest control technician. Knox Pest Control isn’t a “one-size fits all” pest control company. Here at Knox Pest Control, we conduct an initial inspection of your property, accessing the damage and identifying the entry points. In order to keep your home and family safe, Knox Pest Control service is recommended to safely and humanely remove mice from your home.
Contact us today to schedule your initial home inspection.