Mice are common in the winter months when they move from the outdoors into homes and workplaces.
Mice & Rodent Control
When the temperatures outside begin to drop, mice begin searching for a warmer place to live. Often attracted by the smell of food and the warmth of a house, mice can use any opening to gain entry into a home.
Mice carry disease and pose serious health risks, they can also damage buildings and destroy crops. These rodents often cause significant damage to furniture by gnawing through wood and plastic and can even cause house fires by chewing through electrical cables.
If left untreated, an infestation of mice can quickly spread and while DIY pest control products are a cost effective way to control small infestations, professional mouse control is advised for more established mice colonies.
Preventing Mice Infestations
The best insurance against an infestation of mice is to prevent it altogether. There are simple things you can do which can greatly reduce the chance of a pest infestation.
Keep all rubbish sealed and keep your home or office clean. Be sure not to leave food scraps lying around and keep all food sealed in glass or metal containers.
To prevent mice from entering your home it is important to fill all cracks, crevices, holes and gaps larger than the width or an adult finger with cement or a mixing compound. Do not use wood or a similar material to fill these holes, as mice are capable of easily chewing through those materials.
Professional Mice Removal
Call the Rotorua Pest Control experts, Bay Pest Services today for a free quote and professional advice on how to remove these pests from your home or office.