Mouse control at home

Abell Pest Control

Mice can be found everywhere, causing property damage, contaminating food sources, triggering allergies, and, in some cases, causing illness or disease. Mice pose health and structural risks, and mouse control must be managed efficiently and responsibly by trained pest professionals.

Mice are some of the most versatile pests you can encounter. They can climb and can squeeze into small spaces effortlessly. In colder months, mice seek shelter indoors, looking for a warm place to escape the winter chill. Moreover, mice can cause serious structural damage by chewing through insulation, wallboards, wood, and electrical wiring.

Recognize the risks

There are sign's mice may have taken up residence in your home: chewed door frames or furniture legs; small, dark-colored droppings; gnawed food boxes that are stored in pantries or cupboards; oily marks along walls, which are caused by rodents' habitual use of the same paths; and sounds of movement in pantries, ceilings and behind walls.

Keep mice out

  • Store food in thick metal or plastic containers with tight lids.
  • Clean up spilled food right away immediately and wash dishes and cooking utensils soon after use.
  • Keep outside cooking areas and grills clean.
  • Clean the areas under the stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher, since food can slip through cracks and accumulate underneath, attracting mice.

Address the exterior

Heighten your home's defense against mice by tending to the exterior.

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter, using caulk, steel wool, or a combination of both.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Get rid of any debris, such as lumber or dry leaves, as these can become nesting areas for mice.
  • Trim overgrown vegetation and shrubbery to dissuade the critters from settling in.

Mouse control is a multifaceted precaution that should not be overlooked, due to the many dangers’ mice pose. If you suspect that your home has a mouse infestation or are concerned that it is not protected, contact pest management specialists such as Abell Pest Control, who can check your property and provide advice on optimal pest control.

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