Mouse and Rodent Removal Services in Lambton Shores, Bayfield, Goderich, Grand Bend
Huron Pest Control removes pests using humane methods
Mice are troublesome all over Ontario. It used to be that they were most commonly found in older homes and businesses, but they have become well established practically everywhere now. The house mouse (Mus musculus) is the small rodent that most frequently infests homes and businesses.
It is rare to be bitten by a mouse as they generally avoid contact with people. However, their feces and urine can pose a serious risk to your health. Mice are notorious for uncleanliness and spreading disease. They are known to damage wiring, which can be costly to repair or lead to fires. As well, they can devour large amounts of bird and pet food and livestock feed. The deadly Hanta Virus is spread by Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). These mice are common in rural and some suburban areas.
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Mice look for a reliable food source and a place to nest. A hole only one quarter of an inch across is large enough to allow a mouse to enter a structure. A lot structures have gaps in the foundation or around pipes that allow for entry into or under the building. Other common points of entry are missing or ill-fitting crawl space access doors, vent screens and spaces under garage doors.
Mice are mostly active at night so they are rarely seen. You may hear scratching or scurrying sounds in your walls or attic at night. You may open a cabinet or drawer and find a stash of food or signs of gnawing. The most common way to know is if you find mouse feces or droppings.). These droppings are 1/8″ to 1/4″ long and with pointed ends. If the droppings you find are significantly larger, you could have a rat problem as opposed to mice.