Mouse Prevention

Rodents see shelter when the weather gets cold. Aside from the discomfort of knowing you are  sharing your home with mice, a larger concern is all the diseases they carry.  Mice carrying bacteria such as Salmonella on their bodies and can contaminate food sources, kitchen and bath surfaces and equipment. White footed deer mice are also known to carry potentially fatal hantavirus.

So how do I prevent infestation?

  1. Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens
  2. Screen vents and openings to chimneys
  3. Seal cracks and holes outside the home including around utilities and pipe entrances
  4. Store food in enclosed containers
  5. Dispose of garbage in a timely manner
  6. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around foundations and windows
  7. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces dry and well ventalated
  8. Eliminate all moisture sites – pests need water to live and breed
  9. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your house
  10. Keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house
  11. Contact Quest Pest Control, your local licensed professional to inspect and/or treat your home if you suspect an infestation