Absolutely, mice are pests all year long. It is often in the summer when it is time to clean out the garage or the attic to discover just how destructive mice can be. Like many “good” things, mice are not eager to give up a comfortable place where food and water are available.
Where Do Mice Live In Your House During Summer?
Mice like quiet places to nest, and they are active at night. They will live under cabinets, in the wall space, behind appliances, inside appliances, in cars, attics, and other places where it is difficult for large critters to get to the nest.
Why Are Mice Pests?
Mice are pests for several reasons.
- They carry diseases such a Hantavirus.
- They are very destructive.
- They damage homes and outbuildings.
It is difficult to imagine a single mouse causing a lot of damage. However, it is rarely a single mouse as they breed quickly, and their population can explode in little time. A hundred mice can do significant damage to a home, your possessions, and even to your car. It is not uncommon to find mice in vehicles where they can chew the upholstery, wiring, and ruin clothing and other objects left in the vehicle.
How Can You Prevent Mice From Getting Into Your Home?
It is nearly impossible to keep mice out of a home. They chew their way into your home. They can travel through small openings and then use wall space, floor space, ceiling space, and the underside of your home to move throughout the entire house.
To keep mice out, you have to ensure that openings around doors, pipes, and vents are permanently sealed and intact. Rodent control is another option, and we offer a few ways to control rodents.
For more information on rodent control, give us a call.