Archive for June 12, 2012
An infestation of mice in any home or business location can be extremely detrimental. Not only can mice cause thousands of dollars in damage to electrical wiring and other structures, but these animals are also known to carry and spread disease. If you have noticed an excess of mouse droppings, chew marks or have heard scratching or clawing between your home or office walls, you should look into ways to stop mice from damaging your structure. Once you rid your home or business of these unwanted pests, you can then look into ways to stop mice from entering your structure at all.
If a rodent problem has become obvious, it is important to take care of it sooner rather than later, since over time, mice can cause a great amount of damage. Chewing and nesting around electrical wires or power sources can also pose a huge fire safety hazard, so it is best to stop mice before the damage gets to this point. One of the most effective methods to stop mice is to call in a professional exterminator, but if your budget does not allow this, you can try a few methods on your own to stop mice. For example, you can research the kinds of traps you can use in your home to stop mice, such as standard snap traps or glue traps. However, if you have pets or small children in your home, you might want to research more humane and safe methods to stop mice. This might include using environmentally-friendly pellets that can be shaken into attics, basements and under cupboards to deter mice from entering. If you are curious about these safe ways to get rid of mice, you can stop into a local pet store or home goods supply store to ask employees for recommendations.
It is also important to find ways to stop mice from entering your structure in the first place. Mice love to hide, so it is important to clear any piles of wood or tall grass from around your structure. Since mice are also curious animals, they will be drawn to your home or office foundation and walls, and if there are any small holes or significant cracks, these can provide an opportunity for mice to enter. You should be sure to thoroughly inspect your home’s exterior and interior and take the precautions to patch up any damage.