All About Mice Removal
DID YOU KNOW?
Because they have so many predators, mice grow quickly. Females can start having babies several times a year when they’re just 6 weeks old – with up to 9 pups in each litter!
Mice are extremely smart and very persistent about getting into a building: they can even fit through tiny gaps in mortar of 1/2” or less. These tiny rodents are excellent climbers, runners, and swimmers, able to jump up vertically as high as 2.5 ft! They love to nibble on all kinds of food, including seeds, nuts, grains, meats, chocolate, cheese and butter, but are also known to eat leather and even paper.
It’s crucial to rid your home of mice correctly to avoid a repeat infestation. For more info about noises in the attic mice can make check out our blog post here.
How to get rid of mice:
Some common mistakes homeowners make when working on how to get rid of mice:
Setting kills traps and putting poison down to get rid of mice. These are band-aid solutions that may lower the number of mice in your home for a short time but will not permanently solve the problem of getting rid of mice so it will become an ongoing battle. In addition, dead mice that have been poisoned or trapped will decay and become a host for maggots and bacteria, or die in walls and create a terrible smell.
Filling the weeping vents with caulking or some other kind of sealant. Weeping vents are gaps in the mortar that are most often found on the lower level of the brick and above and below windows and doors. These gaps exist so that the brick can breathe. Brick absorbs moisture from the air and rain and needs airflow to help it dry. If these holes are filled it can damage the brick and cause spalling (the brick begins to crumble) and can eventually destroy the brick.
What we do:
- We identify all mouse entry points and install one way mouse exits
- We seal the home from top to bottom to make it mouse proof – every nook and cranny – but we do not affect airflow or drainage
This is the only guaranteed permanent solution for mice eviction.