Imagine you have moved into a new home. It is a sweet place to live. It is warm, it is cozy, and it has all the amenities for you to thrive and be comfortable. But then spring comes along and the weather turns pleasant and inviting. Would you then decide to pack up all your things and move outside? If you would say no to this question, then you may know how mice feel. If mice have established nests inside your Wentzville home, why would they pack up and leave when the temperatures start to rise? The reality is, when mice move in, they usually stay. Forever. Sure, they will spend more time outside during warmer months but they continue to return to their established nests inside your home.
What Mice Need In Your Wentzville Home
Holes in the walls: If you have mice living inside your home, that means that they found entry points in your foundation or outer walls. Mice only need a hole the size of a dime to squeeze through.
Protection from predators: Inside your home, mice do not have to worry about being caught and eaten by birds or other animals that will make a meal out of them.
Warmth or coolness: In winter mice can stay nice and cozy warm inside your attic or wall voids. In summer, they will find rest from the heat. They will not be in any hurry to pack up and leave any time of year.
Material for nests: Mice will pull out insulation, find scraps of cloth, or use anything soft that they can forage from your home to build nests in which to have litters of babies.
Things to chew on: Mice don't only chew holes and chew on insulation; they will chew on everything from stored Christmas decorations to electrical wiring inside walls.
Water sources: Mice need a source of water. Any pet water dish, leaky pipe, or sweaty toilet will do.
Food sources: Mice don't need much to eat. Crumbs under couches, dirty dishes left on the counter, or cereal inside a cardboard container in the pantry will do just fine.
What To Do About Mice Taking Up Residence
It is important to be aware of the dangers of allowing mice to live and multiply inside a home. Not only do they chew on everything (which could spark a fire if they chew on wiring) they also carry secondary pests such as mites, ticks, and fleas, as well as many disease-causing pathogens.
While there are things a homeowner can do to try to keep mice from getting in in the first place, once they have invaded, it is best to call a professional pest control company. Here at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, we can take care of all your pest problems. Don't wait for mice to move out on their own. They won't. Call us for help today.