Winter’s Unwanted Guests: A Guide to Identifying and Addressing Mouse Invasions

Mouse Invasions

Introduction

As the cold weather firmly sets in, we are experiencing a surge in calls related to mouse invasions within homes. Mice are resourceful creatures, finding various entry points ranging from pipe runs to gaps around telecom boxes.

The Silent Invaders

Once inside, mice can go unnoticed for a while. However, as they start reproducing, their presence becomes more apparent. They explore the property in search of food and water, with a preference for dry items such as grains, cereals, rice, and even treats. Food with moisture content becomes an additional attraction.

Common Culprits: Where Mice Find Food

Common food sources within households include toasters, areas beneath the microwave, and remnants in the kitchen sink. If you hear unusual noises and suspect a potential home invasion, inspect your kitchen cupboards and under-stair storage areas for droppings. Mice can leave up to 80 droppings per day and may contaminate food with urine, emphasizing the importance of thorough sanitization during a rodent infestation.

Outdoor Havens: Gardens and Overgrowth

Gardens with overgrowth often serve as harborage for mice. They burrow and nest in various outdoor spaces before seizing an opportunity to enter homes. Mice’s agility and climbing abilities make gaining access surprisingly easy.

The Urgency of Action: Seeking Professional Help

If you suspect a mouse invasion, it’s crucial to act promptly and seek professional help. Rodent infestations pose significant health risks, making fast action essential for the safety of your family and yourself.

Mouse Invasions

Conclusion

Acting swiftly is the key to successfully eliminating rodents from your home, ensuring peace of mind and building trust in the safety of your home or business.

To work with us and ensure a pest-free environment, please contact us.

Darren:
083 0130043 | darren@discreetpestcontrol.ie

Rob:
087 3883119 | rob@discreetpestcontrol.ie

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