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The safest, most effective insecticides
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Key Facts about Mice
Mice are omnivorous scavengers and one of the most common pests throughout the GTA
Find food anywhere from compost heaps to food crumbs
can survive on as little as 3 grams of food per day
produce 50-60 droppings per night and urinate very frequently
transmit a variety of pathogens, diseases and viruses in their feces and urine
Once you see a single mouse or their droppings it is time to take action.
Mouse nests attract mites to your home. Mites may migrate to the interior of the home after mice have been eliminated
A professional integrated pest management plan is the best way to quickly and completely eradicate a mouse infestation and give you safe, long-lasting protection.
Step 1: Rodent Perimeter Exclusion
A thorough inspection of building foundation from interior and exterior to identify potential entry and exit points
Any insecurity is secured with a combination of steel wool, spray foam and steel mesh where necessary
Severe structural insecurities are brought to you attention, and a construction plan is laid out
Any insecure weatherstripping or door seal is identified and repaired
Prevents new rodents from entering your home
Forces rodents in your home to feed at bait stations rather than going outside to forage
Step 2: Rodenticide Bait Station Treatment
Temper proof bait stations
Rodenticide bait blocks or packets are secured in a thick plastic tamper proof bait station and placed in strategic discreet locations throughout the interior and exterior of the home
Discreet, locked, and tamper-proof bait stations are safe for all pets and family
Rodenticide bait contains a desiccant which dives the mice out of the home in search of water
Desiccant dries out the dead mice and will prevent any foul odour
Must be implemented in conjunction with rigorous cleaning and sealing to elinitae other food sources and draw cockroaches to the bait
Step 3: Rodent Monitoring
Physical + Preventitive
Baited sticky trap
Baited sticky traps are placed in strategic locations
Ongoing checkups on bait stations keeps your home protected and
Ongoing monitoring of any new mice active on the premises
Beware of Discount Pest Control
These companies use low quality or insufficient baits that can cause rodents to die inside the walls and stink up your home for months.
Mice are one of the most adaptive and invasive pest species. Unless a full and thorough treatment is done you could end up with constant reinfestations with mice that are too clever to feed on bait stations.
What you need to know for an effective mouse extermination
If you suspect you have a mouse infestation clear and complete information is the first step to getting rid of them. Here are a few facts, myths, and tips that will help you to make a well informed decision about what to do next.
How to identify mice
Different species of mice vary somewhat. The most common species of mouse in North America is the house mouse. The deer mouse is another common species that has high rates of hanta virus infection. These mice are more common in cottage country.
It is important to distinguish a rodent infestation between mice or rats. Baby rats can appear very similar to mice. The best way to tell them apart is the size and shape of their head and the size of their droppings.
Mouse Shape, Size and Colour
Brownish gray to Orangy brown
Gray to white underbelly
Deer mice have large black eyes and large ears covered in fur
Approximately 15 grams
Tail is slightly longer than their body
3"-8" in length including the tail
Small oblong brown to black pellets
Same shape but much smaller than a grain of rice
much smaller but similar shape to rat droppings
Mouse Behaviour and Characteristics
Mice are nocturnal they will normally remain hidden during the day time and emerge at night time to forage for food and nesting material
Constantly produce droppings, up to 60 per night
Acute sense of touch and hearing makes them difficult to spot
Will only travel within 12 meter radius of nest to forage for food and other materials
Omnivorous scavenger, can survive on as little as 3 grams of food per day
Mouse Reproduction Habits
A female mouse can carry 3-4 litters per year with up to 9 young per litter
She can bear up to 8 litters in her lifetime, the gestation period of each litter is approximately 24 days
Females will search for a safe nesting site with adequate feeding sources, nesting material and shelter.
Mice reach maturity within 6 weeks and lives for about one year.
How do I know if I have a mouse infestation?
The best person to tell if there are mice active in your home is YOU.
Since mice can live deep inside the walls, and only emerge when it is time to forage for food, spotting any of the following signs is a good reason to believe you have an mouse infestation.
Addison performs mouse inspections if you are hearing gnawing, squeaking or scurrying inside the walls but you cannot find any signs of rodent activity, give us a call to schedule an inspection in seconds.
Mice are stealthy nocturnal pests. Be most vigilant after dark
If you see one live mouse it means there are potentially several more that are out of sight.
You may spot them scurrying for shelter when startled by a light or loud noises.
Use baited sticky traps to effectively gauge the severity of a mouse infestation.
Mouse droppings are usually the first sign of an infestation
Adults produce up to 60 droppings per night
The most common place to find droppings:
behind stove, refrigerator
Behind laundry machine and dryer
Attics and basements
Near garbage receptacles and recycling bins
Mouse droppings and urine give off a distinct foul odour
Even if you cannot see or hear evidence of mice in your home their odour is an effective way to determine where mice are active
Chewing, gnawing, holes
Holes chewed in food packaging
Holes chewed through walls and floors to sharpen their teeth, this creates entry ways into the home
Chewed electrical wiring
Holes chewed in cushions or fabrics for nesting material
Scurrying or scratching noises
Mice are adept climbers and can make their way through ducting, vents, electrical conduits
The sound of rodents in the wall can amplify making tiny mice seem much larger]
Once you have identifies mouse activity in your home it is time to take action. Mice can spread dangerous bacteria and pathogens. Their feces can contaminate food storage and preparation surfaces.
Give us a call to schedule a consultation or a treatment in seconds.
Can I get rid of mice on my own?
If you are able to identify a mouse infestation in the earliest stages you can take some steps to address the issue on your own.
If these steps are not effective it is important to implement a professional pest control program as soon as possible before the mice set up a nest and begin to produce new generations of mice.
Where to look for mouse activity
mice burrow for shelter in concealed areas
anywhere from basements to attics.
use space between double walls, floor joists, areas under cupboards and small spaces under sinks for safe and camouflaged nesting sites
Mice can climb walls and other vertical surfaces and jump up to 30 cm vertically.
Mice often enter the home through holes in the foundation of the home, insecurities in dryer vents, open doors and windows, or dislodged weather stripping and door sweeps
Seal up holes around the perimeter of your home using steel wool to keep rodents out.
Remove potential nesting sites including
leaf piles and thick mulch
stop feeding outdoor birds
move outdoor compost away from home
Clean up food and water sources inside and outside your home.
Use tight-fitting lids for compost and garbage inside and outside the home.
Bait commercially available snap traps with cheese, marshmallow, peanut butter or any other fatty sugary substance
Use baited sticky traps in areas where you see elevated activity to gauge the level of the infestation
What doesn't work
Commercially available bait stations use insecure stations that could be pried open by pets or children and ineffective bait that isn't palatable or effective in eliminating mice
Most rodents in the Toronto area are now resistant to warfarin, avoid this rodenticide
How did mice get into my home?
The house mouse will find its way inside your home through a variety of different access points.
Holes and cracks in the foundation of the home
Open doors and windows
all homes are susceptible to house mouse infestation
enter the home in search of shelter food sources and water and safe places to reproduce
How serious are mice?
Mice can transmit disease through the air from viruses found in their fecal droppings and urine.
Mice forage for food and nesting materials at night time, they may contaminate food preparation surfaces and food storage areas putting you at risk of contracting pathogens and bacteria that they leave behind
HPS Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a lung infection that you can get by breathing in tiny particles contaminated with rodent urine, saliva, and droppings.
Mice can produce 50-60 droppings per night and urinate very frequently throughout their foraging pathways.
How can Addison help eliminate and prevent a mouse infestation
Inspect and Exclude
Professional 360º inspection of the exterior of your home to identify potential entry points
Seal holes around the perimeter of your home using steel wool, spray foam and wire mesh keeps rodents out
Identify and remove potential nesting and feeding sites including
leaf piles and thick mulch
stop feeding outdoor birds
move outdoor compost away from home
secure garbage receptacles
Inspection of the interior of your home:
Identify rodent droppings
track rodent transit routes
pinpoint areas of elevated rodent activity
establish important techniques to clean out nesting areas and cut off feeding sources and
Secure bait stations installed inside and outside the home in areas of elevated activity
safe for pets, people and wildlife