The last thing that any homeowner wants to hear is, “You have a mouse problem.” Just thinking of mice makes most people cringe. The reality is, mice are not just childish pranks and scary Halloween decorations,they can put your home at a serious risk for destruction. Our rodent control NJ experts are prepared to take on the task of protecting your home from even the worst mouse infestation.Cooper Pest – Tuesday, October 28, 2014
As the cold fall and winter months approach, mice seek out warm places to nest. That means they can sneak in through small holes and cracks around the foundation of your home to find shelter and food. These pests can also enter your house through exhaust pipes, bathroom vents, faulty siding, and chewing holes through your roofing. Once they are inside, they rapidly breed and multiply, making it near impossible to take on the infestation yourself. By the time you spot a mouse, it is likely already too late for a store bought remedy.
Below, our rodent control NJ specialists answer our most commonly asked questions to help you identify and deal with potential mouse problems this fall and winter.
Q: How can I tell if I have a mouse problem?
A: Mice are nocturnal creatures, which means they are most active at night. Do you hear gnawing, scratching, or squeaking in the walls or ceiling? Mice can often burrow into walls and make nests in your attic, making the most noise at night. Are there small holes and visible evidence of chewing in your Tupperware, cereal boxes, and other food items? Do you see small droppings or urine? Mice eat up to 20 times per day and produce up to 100 droppings per day, each.
Q: What damage can they do?
A: Mice are known to contaminate and poison your pantry once they break in by defecating and urinating directly into your food. They are also known carriers of several diseases, which can affect your family and loved ones. Mice love to gnaw on anything they can find, which can escalate to disaster very quickly if they chew through wiring.
For the next several months, Mice are the biggest pest problem for homeowners in the NJ and PA area. If you would like to keep mice out of your home or get rid of mice, please don’t hesitate to call the rodent control NJ professionals at Cooper Pest Solutions.