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Lynn Pest Control Expert: How Mice Get Into Your Home

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February 6, 2014


Bozarjian Pest Control Removes Mice in a Safe, Reliable Way

In the winter, it’s not just the humans that have a hard time with the cold. Mice do, too. Unfortunately for you, they will make their way inside your home and find a nice, cozy place to nestle.

On the outset, it probably seems like your house is pretty closed off from the outside, unable to let these living creatures in. So, how is it that they do make their way inside?

How Mice Enter Homes

There may be cracks and holes in walls, floors, and foundations that you can’t see. Even if you do know the holes are there, you may not think mice can fit through them. Well, the sad news is, they can. Mice can fit through pretty much any hole and once they’re in, they’ll only create more holes.

Another way mice can get in is through sewer lines, believe it or not. If your drainage pipes are not properly sealed, mice can climb in through sink or bathtub drains. And, in many cases, you may not even realize you have improperly sealed pipes so it’d be harder to take care of the issue.

Once they are in your home, they make themselves comfortable in a number of different places, including:

  1. Garages
  2. Top of a basement’s crawl space foundation walls
  3. Ceiling and wall voids, specifically near corners and heat sources
  4. Underneath cabinets
  5. Bases of kitchen appliances, like a refrigerator or a stove
  6. At the bases of your water heater
  7. In secluded corners
  8. In furniture voids – couches, chairs, dressers, etc.
  9. Storage boxes in your closets
  10. Cluttered desk drawers

Richie The Bug Man’s Extermination Process

Mice are pretty used to homeowners setting traps, so they have adapted and learned how to avoid them. That’s why Richie does it a different way.

He uses bait stations. Bait stations can feed up to a dozen mice by attracting them inside a hard plastic box that encloses a poisonous bait block. Don’t worry though! It’s only poisonous to mice, and is completely safe for children and pets.

At the first sign of a mice infestation, don’t hesitate to call Bozarjian Pest Control today!

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