It's cold outside....mice are looking for warmth like humans would do....so when it turns cold - the come INSIDE! Because they do not hibernate, they will store large quantities of food in different places, to rely on in harsh weather.
Mice are mainly nocturnal and begin to forage after dusk... so night time is when you may start to hear their scratching noises from within you walls.
Mice can get through the smallest of holes...so a thorough inspection of your property needs to be done and those holes need filled to keep them out.
The presence of mice and rats in our homes often causes significant concern. Mice can do considerable damage by gnawing their way through wood, paper, clothing, and other materials to get into containers, cupboards, drawers and other areas. They may also carry diseases or parasites that could be passed on to you or your pets. They contaminate our food.
Mice breed throughout the year. A mouse will have eight to ten litters of 3-16 young annually,
Mice enter buildings at ground level through VERY small openings and can be found anywhere from the basement to the attic. They build nests in the space between double walls, floor joists and concealed, enclosed spaces in cupboards or under counters.
The first line of defence is to rodent-proof to prevent more animals from coming in. Good housekeeping, proper storage and handling of food and disposal of organic wastes are essential.
CALL C&C HOME SERVICES today for a rodent inspection!! C&C HOME SERVICES offers THE MOST AFFORDABLE pest management prices in central Iowa!