As Oakdale slips into fall, the leaves start to turn those vibrant colors we talk about all year long, the crisp morning air stretches that smile across your face, and the Wild take to the ice once again in pursuit of the division championship that has eluded them for years. Yes fall is beautiful in this lovely Minnesota suburb, but it does not only bring pleasantries with it as it approaches. Oakdale mice are notorious for their ability to contort their bodies and get into the best sealed homes. These invaders bring with them filth, disease, and just plain scare factor – what can be done?
How They Contort
Mice have a different skeletal structure from their larger mammal counterparts. Every bone can be stretched and twisted from its neighboring counterpart without causing permanent damage or limitation to the mouse. In fact, even the skull can be compressed and flattened as an adult mouse squeezes through a ¼ inch gap between a door and the floor. You have taken efforts to keep out cold air, neighborhood dogs, and that annoying friend of your child that you wish he never met, but all of these fortifications are no match for the Oakdale rodent family.
In order to keep mice out of your home, you have to go to greater lengths to seal up the entry points than was achieved by the builder when the home was built whether the home saw the turn of the century, the great snow fall of 94, or is about to experience its first winter. As homeowners attempt to bridge this gap, loads of shelves at hardware stores across the city get emptied out of all of the expanding foam and steel wool that can be found. Don’t fall victim to the reactionary attack of stuffing foam into every gap in your home. Your home will quickly become a mansion of overlapping foam and the mice will still get through.
Rove to the Rescue
Don’t despair, constant rodent invasions are not an inevitable fact of life. Rove Pest Control rodent specialists spend their time working with complex rodent situations day in and day out providing them the experience and training necessary to recognize the keys to stopping these furry invaders. Call a Rove Rodent Specialist to get your home protected from invasion today!