Mice are a common household pest in Idaho, and they are often seen in winter time. When temperatures start dropping, these little rodents do everything they can to find a warm place to stay. While fond memories of Tom and Jerry may remain from childhood, mice are no joke. And you definitely do not want them in your home. Get Lost Pest Control is here to share some tips so you can mouse-proof your Idaho home.
Mice can be notoriously difficult to get rid of once they make their way inside. They are small, quick, and hide easily. And they reproduce rapidly. A mouse’s gestation cycle is anywhere from 19-21 days, and one female can produce 5 to 10 litters a year. Just a few mice can quickly turn into hundreds if left unchecked. Although they may be seen as cute by some, mice can be very dangerous to your health and damaging to your home. Mouse droppings or urine can transmit diseases to you or your pets. And mice are well-known for chewing through and damaging walls, wires, and food. A favorite living place of mice is within the walls of your home. Believe us, you don’t want to try to sleep while dozens of mice run through the walls of your bedroom.
If you want to keep your home mouse free, follow some of these simple steps:
- Thoroughly inspect your foundation walls. Mice are small and can squeeze through very small holes. If you see possible openings, seal them with a caulking gun.
- Check your roofline, roof, and eaves for holes. Trim tree limbs, and if you have poles nearby with wires that run into your home, install exclusion spikes.
- Pay special attention to doors and windows. Holes or openings should be easy to see. If you find them, seal them!
If you already have mice in your home, you might see some of these tell-tale signs:
- Chewed up insulation or ‘beds’ made of any soft material
- Holes in food containers in your pantry or food storage
- Gnaw marks in furniture or walls
Many different methods are used to treat mouse infestations. However, if they are well established, mice can be very difficult for a homeowner to remove on their own. At Get Lost Pest Control we use a variety of methods to efficiently remove rodents. As part of our service we can also provide an inspection of your property and seal up entry points to prevent mice from coming back. Got mice in Idaho? Let us help you mouse-proof your Idaho home!