While mice have been known to hitch a ride on things being brought inside or sneak in through a door, most home entrants come in through gaps and holes around the outside of the home that may be as small as ¼” in size. It can be impressive to watch a mouse stretch, compress and elongate its body to squeeze through what initially seems as in impossible entry point, but it is less entertaining when this occurs in your home. With each service, technicians will look for potential entry points and either plug these or let you know if a larger repair is needed.
Homes aren’t designed to be 100% gap free, but small changes and regular attention to newly developing gaps from settling and weathering will make your home ever-more rodent proof.
In many situations, strategically placing bait stations inside and/or outside of a structure can provide long-term control of rodent populations. We all want to simply keep the rodents out, but higher population pressures can mean less time for a rodent to create or find a new entry point.
With various types of traps available including snap traps, glue traps. Multi-catch traps, tube traps, and others, there are many options for directly trapping an invasive mouse or rat.