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Pest Education: Mice in Ontario

Monday, December 26, 2022 by Greeny’s Pest Control Inc.

Mice are a common sight in Ontario, especially during the colder months when they seek out warm, sheltered spaces to nest and reproduce. While they may seem cute and harmless, mice can actually cause a lot of damage and pose health risks to humans.

One of the main concerns with mice is the damage they can cause to homes and buildings. They are known to chew on electrical wiring, which can lead to fires and power outages. Mice also chew on insulation and other materials, leading to costly repairs. In addition to the physical damage they cause, mice can also contaminate food and surfaces with their droppings, which can carry harmful bacteria and diseases.

Mice are also prolific breeders, with females capable of producing up to 10 litters per year. This means that a small mouse infestation can quickly turn into a much larger problem if left unchecked.

So what can you do to prevent mice from entering your home or building? One of the most effective methods is to seal any potential entry points. This includes sealing gaps around windows and doors, as well as inspecting and sealing holes in the foundation or walls. It's also a good idea to keep food stored in airtight containers and to clean up any spills or crumbs promptly.

If you do end up with a mouse problem, there are several methods for removing them. Traps, both live and lethal, can be effective in catching and removing mice. However, if you have a large infestation or if the mice are difficult to access, it may be necessary to hire a professional pest control service.

In addition to removing mice, it's important to take steps to prevent future infestations. This can include regular inspections and maintenance to identify and seal any potential entry points, as well as keeping food stored properly and maintaining good overall hygiene.

If you're concerned about mice in your home or building, don't hesitate to take action. The sooner you address the problem, the easier it will be to resolve and the less damage and risk of contamination you'll face. By following these prevention and control measures, you can help keep mice at bay and protect your home and family.

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