When the cold starts to settle in Quebec, mice begin looking for a warm and cozy place to spend the winter. This is when they get into our attics, walls or basements and cause significant damage.
If you are dealing with a mouse infestation, the situation must be dealt with quickly since it can get worse in a short period of time. You can set traps to get rid of mice, but most of the time, it takes the help of a specialist to effectively manage the problem.
Why do you have to get rid of mice that get into your house?
For starters, you should know that mice reproduce very quickly: each mouse can give birth to more than 48 mice per year, which in turn can have babies after only a few weeks. The infestation can therefore escalate at a rapid pace if nothing is done to control it.
Mice can cause damage to your walls and ceilings, as well as electrical cables and gas pipes, which is a significant fire hazard. They can also contaminate your food and drinking water sources, spreading diseases such as leptospirosis.
How to prevent mouse infestations in your home
If you want to prevent mouse infestation in your home, you need to properly seal all exterior access points to the house. A mouse can pass through a hole with a diameter equivalent to a dime; no potential entry point should be overlooked.
You can also reduce the chances of intrusion by keeping your garbage away from the house, storing your food in airtight containers and eliminating any leaking water sources.
Using traps to get rid of mice that take shelter in your house
Once the extent of the problem has been identified, you can take action by setting traps at strategic locations. Good knowledge of mouse behaviour and lifestyle is required to properly determine these locations; a pest control expert can help you set traps effectively.
There are two types of traps available: mechanical traps and sticky traps. We don’t recommend using poison because it is a very toxic product that requires great care when used and it can be more difficult to find the bodies after treatment, which can also lead to unpleasant odours.
In any case, using a team of pest control professionals is the most effective option for managing a mouse infestation and preventing future intrusions.
Contact Avalanche Extermination to get rid of mice in your home
At Avalanche Extermination, we are committed to your safety, health and peace of mind. We act quickly and discreetly and we guarantee that our methods are as effective as they are safe.
Contact us today if you want to quickly solve a mouse problem. We will be pleased to offer you the best possible service, while ensuring that the rodents do not return.