What’s the problem?
Mice are a very common pest in Maine homes and businesses. With the ability to squeeze into dime-sized gaps they manage to find their way into almost any building. The biggest risk they pose is spreading salmonella through their urine and feces which they deposit indiscriminately. They also tend to be hosts for ticks and fleas which can lead to secondary pest issues.
With incisors that never stop growing, mice need to chew constantly to keep them a manageable size. This leads to damage around the home typically on studs, trim work and sheetrock but it is also regularly found that they will chew electrical wires.
What’s the solution?
The primary method for controlling mice is stopping them from ever getting in. We always start with a thorough inspection so we can identify access points that mice may be utilizing. Smaller holes we can plug and larger ones we can note so the homeowner or business owner can resolve. After that, we will setup materials on the perimeter of the building to continue to deter them from entering the building. The best solution with mice and rats is prevention so once these methods are in place we can take care of the interior population and then move on to maintaining the exterior moving forward.