As winter approaches and the temperature outside drops, we humans like to cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do pests such as mice, squirrels, and raccoons.
In Michigan, mice are certainly our biggest wintertime pest concern. Unlike other mammals, a mouse will not hibernate, and mice colonies will remain active throughout the winter season. In fact, mouse activity may even increase during the colder weather because those living nearby, in fields, etc., will be drawn inside your home as they seek warm shelter.
Mice have an incredible sense of smell, and they are small enough to squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. They are nocturnal and are generally not seen during the day. A sure sign of a rodent infestation is mouse droppings, dirty/grease smudges along baseboards, a distinctive ammonia-like odor (strong urine smell), damage caused by their constant gnawing, nests made from shredded material, scratching noises at night, and spotting a live or dead mouse.
When inspecting your home or business for mice, Creature Control takes a two-pronged approach. First, we eliminate the existing rodent population using discreet tamper-resistant rodenticide bait stations placed strategically around the foundation of the building as well as other affected areas within the interior and exterior. Second, we locate the entry points where mice are gaining access and seal them so they can no longer infiltrate your premises in the future.
Effective rodent control requires sealing entry points to prevent reentry. We recommend a general seal as an integral part of successful rodent management. Ask your Creature Control technician to look over your foundation and give you an estimate for a general seal. It goes a long way in making sure rodent problems don’t crop up year after year.
Also, forgo the hassle of calling and scheduling for the restocks of your rodenticide bait stations by signing up for our recurring mouse control service. We’ll keep the bait stations stocked around your home to keep the mouse population down. Contact us today to learn more – you have enough on your plate as is.