In Rochester, it’s extremely common to find mice entering your home or apartment come winter time. These pesky rodents, while not always seen, leave behind evidence of their arrival, from droppings to shredded boxes and wood.
What drives these creatures inside during winter months, and how can you best prepare for their travels?
Mice tend to come into homes in the late fall season, as temperatures hit below freezing at night time. It’s important to recognize that any small crack or crevice can be a perfect entry point for them. During our rodent inspections, our trained technicians check the foundation and basement of your home for any entry points, often sealing them up if the size permits. Because mice and rats have extremely strong teeth, technicians use copper mesh to seal these holes, as the rodents cannot chew through them.
Why is it important to keep mice out of homes?
To someone not fearful of rodents, it may be strange to put such an emphasis on keeping mice out of your home. However, mice and rats carry many diseases including parasites, bacteria from contaminated food they’ve eaten, fleas that can transfer to your pets, and infection. For tiny animals they can also create a lot of damage to your home, ripping open boxed food, creating holes in your wall, support beams, and ceilings, leaving droppings in vents, etc.
Where do they stay during their visit?
Mice and rats tend to make their nests in dark, closed spaces, such as in the walls and crawl spaces. If you believe you have rodents in your home, our technicians will inspect the situation and then create a plan that best suits your needs. This may look like bait stations, snap traps, exclusion work, etc. Pest control is never one size fits all, which is why having a professional assess your current situation is imperative. Our Mice solutions are 100% safe for homes that have pets, children, and the elderly. All safety information is readily available on our website, and our technicians are sure to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Commercial Pest Management
We also perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly services for commercial spaces, as we’re certified in food and pharmaceutical pest control. Keeping your restaurant rodent free is our top concern, and we create personalized contracts for you and your business to ensure all your needs are met at an affordable price. As a small business, communication is extremely important to us, and we’re just a phone call away if you spot a mouse in your kitchen.