Blog: Are you ready for mouse season?

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Mice reproduce at an disturbing rate; a litter of six to eight every couple months. Although infestations happen year-round, it’s in the winter that we notice them most. These vermin can cause all kinds of damage to your house. Mice have the usual proclivity to masticate and gnaw materials apart. Their nests are often made from paper, insulation, drywall, plastic and string. They will chew holes through the drywall to get at food. Other materials mice love to chew on are insulation and wires. Chewed wires can create fire hazards. Other mice will use an oven, dishwasher or refrigerator to build their nests in. They’ll chew the wires in these appliances and potentially short-circuit or cause fires. Mice, similar to rats, urinate and defecate continuously. They unknowingly leave a trail of urine behind them which aids in finding their way around easier. Both their urine and feces can cause HPS -Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.  Hire a professional exterminator that specializes in mouse invasions, one that knows how to expertly assess your home and target the issues.

 

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Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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