From the time we were kids, we have all had at least a little twinge of excitement in us when we hear that the circus is coming to Minneapolis. From the delightful animals dancing around the ring to the high flying trapeze artists, it is a tent full of excitement and entertainment. Every kid wishes that they could bring a piece of the circus home to enjoy on a daily basis, but there is one type of acrobat that you do not want coming into your home: the mouse.
Mice have incredible abilities that when analyzed on an individual basis, we would envy as humans, but when they use these tricky acrobatics to invade our homes and businesses, that envy quickly turns to malice and disdain. Not only can mice compress their skeletal structures to squeeze into gaps smaller than a quarter of an inch, but they can also climb walls, run upside down, and jump more than 3 times their own height! When it comes to getting in your house, you have to search higher than a few inches off the ground. Getting up on your roof is no issue for a mouse that could sprint up a tree, run on the underside of the branch for fun, leap up to the underside of the eaves and work their way in from there.
While a lot of work can be done to block off the obvious holes around the home, it is important to remember that even the most thorough homeowner may miss things that a mouse can find. The prospects of blocking off every ¼ inch gap can be somewhat daunting. The worst part is even if you were to find every gap in the home, these acrobatic creatures can run up a pipe and chew their way into your home the next day. If they are such amazing infiltrators, is all hope lost?
Rove Rodent Ridders
Rove Pest Control rodent specialists have access to the best baits, traps, and technology available to piece together the rodent protection plan that is custom tailored to fit the needs of you and your home or business. Specialists have the experience necessary to recognize points of vulnerability and make them secure again. In some cases simply taking efforts to preemptively keep the population down is the best approach. Don’t sit in fear this fall, call a Rove technician today.