As the Fall season sets in, mice and other pests start seeking refuge in warm places. They enter our homes and set up their nests, creating a nuisance for homeowners. Mouse infestations can cause a variety of problems such as damaging property, spreading diseases, and contaminating food. It’s important to take action early to prevent mice from taking over your home. Here are some tips for reducing mouse infestations in your home during the fall season.

Seal Potential Entry Points for Mice

Mice can squeeze through even the smallest of gaps and holes. Therefore, it’s important to seal all entry points to your home, including gaps in the walls, doors, and windows. Seal any cracks or holes around the baseboards or any other places mice can easily get through. Using weather stripping around doors and windows can also be helpful. By sealing up entry points, you can make it difficult for mice to find a way into your home.

Keep Food Contained

Mice are attracted to food sources in your home. To keep them away, you need to keep your food in sealed containers or the refrigerator. Clean up any crumbs or spills as soon as they happen and don’t leave food out overnight. Airtight containers are an excellent way to store food, preventing mice from getting in and contaminating your food.

Should I Use Mouse Traps?

While mouse traps might seem like an effective method of getting rid of mice, they can often be more trouble than they are worth. In addition to not being humane, traps still require you to dispose of the critter, exposing your family to disease. Traps also only deal with one or 2 mice, rather than clearing out a whole colony if there is one. These traps also require leaving out bait, which may lead to attracting animals and pest bugs.
Poisons and other fatalistic methods of rodent removal can be dangerous to children and pets. Additionally, these methods can lead to rodents dying in crawl spaces and in walls. This leads to awful smells, disease-ridden spaces, and potential destruction to remove the rotting carcass.

Call in Professionals for Mice Removal

If you see mice in your home, it’s time to call in professional exterminators. Pest control experts are trained to deal with infestations and can use the latest methods and technologies to keep mice away. They can also advise on long-term solutions to keep mice out of your home. Our team of licensed wildlife removal specialists will use safe, effective, and humane methods to rid your home of critters. We also sanitize and repair areas that have been damaged or soiled by animals. This helps reduce the spread of disease and prevent other animals from invading in the future.

We specialize in the humane removal of raccoons, rats, squirrels, and other pests in the New York/New Jersey area. For a complete inspection and evaluation please contact us or call us at 718-227-7227 and we will be happy to make an appointment at your convenience.