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How Do Mice Get Into My Home?

If you think that you are the only homeowner battling an infestation of mice, think again. Each year in late fall and early winter; mice enter an estimated 20 million homes across America. Mice infestations are common, but have you ever wondered how they get inside of your home? Seeing a mouse in your kitchen means it got in their somehow. At Pointe Pest Control we want you, your family and your home to be protected from mice. We want to give you the insight you need to help prevent infestations. If you already have an infestation of mice, don’t worry, our technicians can eliminate it. When you need rodent control in St. Charles, think Pointe Pest Control.

Pathways into your Home

In order to understand how mice get inside, you have to think like a mouse. The first thing you need to do is grab a marker and head outside. You are going to perform a visual inspection of the outside of your home. If you find any cracks or holes, use the marker to determine the size. If the marker can fit inside, so can a mouse. That’s right; a mouse can fit into a hole that is roughly the size of a dime. Pay close attention to the areas where your gas, electrical and water lines enter your home. The spaces around your doors and windows are also prime areas to inspect. If you find holes, use silicone caulk to seal it up. If the hole is large, buy some steel wool and caulking compound. Mix them together and plug the hole. Remember, that wood, plastic, and rubber are terrible materials to use as plugs. Mice can chew right through them. A mouse can jump a foot in the air and are excellent climbers, so keep that in mind while you are inspecting the outside of your home.

Pointe Pest Control

Sealing up your home will keep new infestations from getting access, but you still have to deal with the mice that are already inside. If you are going to eliminate the mice yourself, remember to use good sanitation, mice have been known to carry over 200 illnesses that can be transmitted to humans. If the infestation is too big to deal with, it is time to bring in the professionals with Pointe Pest Control. Our technicians understand mice. We know how they think, where they hide and how they get into your home. We specialize in rodent eradication. We have the most current and effective methods for mouse control. Put our years of experience to work for you. When you have a rodent infestation, and want it gone for good, give us a call. With the professional experts at Pointe Pest Control on your side, your home will soon be rodent free. Do yourself a favor, and give us a call today.