Mice Removal in Hamilton

Mice Removal in Hamilton: How to keep your home free of unwanted guests.

Summer is over and fall is here and that means many things to many people. The air is already chilly and those wool socks are on your children’s feet as they go back to school; savoury stews and soups are replacing salads and grilled food for dinner, and the appearance of cocoa in the evening is standard. Harvest time and the festivities associated with it are coming and soon Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas will be times you welcome family, friends, and guests into your family home. These will, for the most part, be guests you look forward to seeing, but guests that will try to get in that no one wants are rodents looking for warm shelter in your attic, kitchen, and pantry. Mice will be trying to crawl into your house and every homeowner knows that the problem goes way beyond the creepy feeling of knowing there are mice in your house. Mice removal in Hamilton homes is important, because these little pests can cause a whole host of problems.

The problems are not just the obvious ones of sanitary and health concerns for you and your family, but these critters can do a number on your home. They will get into your house by any way they can and if that means gnawing through your drywall and chewing on your electrical wire, so be it. This, of course, increases the chance of electrical fires and other issues.

The best way to get rid of these little suckers is being proactive in your approach. We have all heard of “Spring Cleaning”, so think of this as “Fall Fixing up.”

Here are 5 things you can do get ahead of the mice:

  1. Start with setting up traps by the outside doors of the house. Mechanical, child-safe traps are best for homes with kids and while you are at those doors, fix up the corners that may have been worn down the past season.
  2. All vents and open shafts can be easy entrance points for mice, so it is a good idea to cover those up with fine mesh.
  3. Food and food waste can attract mice and other rodents, so make sure your food is placed in sealed containers and organic waste should be dealt with in a timely manner, so as to not have leftovers become mouse dinner.
  4. Dampness is no good, so keep your house dry as possible. This includes making sure pipes are not leaking and that your attic and cellar are free of damp.
  5. If you have a wood burning fireplace, and therefore a good pile of firewood, it is in your best interest to keep it at least 20 ft away from your house.

There is a chance you might still want a pro to come look at your place. Lucky for you, Beacon Pest Control are the best people for mice removal in Hamilton. They will quickly address your rodent concern and also identify what, if any, rodent types you have and then they will use the safest rodent control strategies to take care of your problem.