Mice can enter the home at any time of the year, but there is a period when mouse infestations are much more likely. This period is known as mouse season, and in this article, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about it and how to stop it.
When is mouse season?
Mouse season starts to be noticeable as the temperatures drop outdoors. During the spring and summer mice will breed nonstop, and the rodent population will explode outdoors. However, as the temperatures start to drop, the mice stop breeding and they start looking for shelter – both the older mice and the new generation.
Different regions will of course experience mouse season at different times of the year, depending on the climate, so it can be hard to pinpoint to a specific date or month, but generally, the range in the US is between August and late October.
Can the season be prevented?
There are some things that you can do to keep your home safe during mouse season. In order to infest the home, mice will need food, water, and an entry point. To deny them food, make sure that you store everything in your home in sealed containers, including pet food, and you don’t leave anything out in the open for too long. You then want to make sure that there are no leaks in the walls, which mice may use as a water source. Finally, if there are entry points into the home, the mice will just come in for warmth, and look for food somewhere else. These entry points can be any gap or crack that is wider than a quarter of an inch, and they need to be sealed in order to prevent an infestation.
How to stop mouse season
To stop mouse season from happening inside your home, you will have to rely on the help of a pro. Once an infestation starts, a pro will be able to use traps and poisons effectively, and remove all the mice from the building. Professional pest control is the way to go in these situations, because mouse infestations have to be thoroughly removed, otherwise, the mice will just repopulate. For more information on how mouse infestations spread and how they are controlled, or if you have an infestation in your home that has to be removed, contact us today.