In the winter, many homeowners in the greater Toronto area find themselves warding off uninvited house guests. When the temperatures drop, mice come in from the cold, raid your pantry, and build nests.
Most people know the telltale signs. You hear scurrying in your attic or under your cupboards. Maybe you’re finding mouse droppings or even evidence of mice eating stored grains and pet food.
Mice are not only an inconvenience, but they are also known to carry diseases. The next time you’re at the grocery or hardware store, all you need to do is pick up some traps, right?
Mouse Traps are a Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem
We understand why many homeowners turn to store bought mouse traps. They’re inexpensive and they seem effective. You’ve caught a mouse or two and now you think your troubles are over. However, a mouse infestation is a complex problem.
First, their route into your home must be identified and possibly closed or covered. The standard, DIY advice is to “plug all exterior holes and cracks.” There are several problems with this method. Not all exterior holes should be filled in, like weep holes in brick. A professional exterminator will identify exactly where mice are entering your home. Otherwise, you could spend a lot of time and money on exterior issues that aren’t contributing to your mouse problem.
Secondly, while some breeds of mice are more solitary than others, most come together at some point to share food, keep warm, or nest. Even if you’ve trapped one or two mice, there are likely more still living in your house. A professional will assess the full scope of the infestation and recommend the products and services that are right for your house.
Toronto Pest Control
Wouldn’t it be great to have a pest-free start to the New Year? Give the experts at Advantage Pest Control a call. You can contact us 7 days/week. We serve the greater Toronto area, including York and Pickering.