Having problems with mice is common for homeowners in the Twin Cities. In fact, they’re not picky about where they take up residence — all that is needed is a small opening (the diameter of a pencil) and the food in your home. This has very little to do with cleanliness or the age of your home. The challenge is that once they have found their way in, it can be very difficult to eliminate them without taking the proper steps.
If you’ve ever had a problem with mice, you know that there is never just one. As a matter of fact, they can reproduce quickly (six to seven babies every 21 days). You will, therefore, have a larger issue on hand without quick action. Rainbow Pest Experts leads the industry in how we approach mouse control.
Our experts take a two-stage approach:
- quick action against the current population
- foundation sealing to prevent them from returning
Our complete mouse solution is your best chance at becoming mouse-free!
First, we take steps to eliminate the current mouse population in your home. Therefore, sealed bait stations are placed where activity is found and is suspected. Against walls, in rafters, attics, and other areas where activity is noted are the best locations for placement. Our highly trained technicians conduct a thorough inspection and take your family considerations into account when placing the bait stations.
Next, we seal up the entry points. As part of our inspection, we can spot the places around your home where mice have easy access. As a result of a reoccurring mouse problem, grease marks are left where mice have repeatedly gone back and forth. This is caused by the oil and dirt in their coats repeatedly rubbing over the same area. In fact, this serves as a beacon for additional mice to follow!
Our mouse expert will seal up all possible points of entry where access is available* with contractor grade materials. This could include cracks in your foundation, gaps around basement windows, attached garages, and the exterior of any area you have noticed activity. This stage can take several hours and a variety of materials. This is the key to long-lasting mouse control.
*NOTE: Limitations that prevent a thorough and successful foundation seal up include: any obstructions such as a deck or a porch built very low to the ground (less than three feet high), existing building materials that mice can easily chew through such as foam insulation, and in less frequently encountered situations, very old homes with flagstone foundations, which are susceptible to crumbling and natural degradation over time.