It might be surprising to learn that most mice enter structures between October and February. Like other creatures big and small, mice are hungry critters that are always on the hunt for a meal source. The cold NJ winter drives mice indoors as they seek warm shelter and an easy water source for survival. It is estimated that approximately 21 million homes in the US will encounter mice this winter!
How do mice come indoors?
Mice come indoors through small openings that lead from the exterior to the interior of a structure. Utility lines that are not secured with silicone caulking or steel wool are an open door for mice. Mice have nimble bodies which allow them to squeeze into spaces as small as a dime.
Where can mice be found?
Mice tend to make their nest close to where they are able to find food. Home and business owners are advised to store pantry food products in glass or plastic containers with tightly sealed lids as mice can easily chew through plastic wrapping and cardboard packaging. Mice have small stomachs with large appetites. These pests tend to feed about 15 to 20 times per day, most of the time, never being seen by humans.
Monmouth County NJ pest control experts warn that if you have one mouse in your home or business, there is a good chance that you have more mice, or will soon have more mice. The best way to eradicate mice and eliminate the pathogens that they spread is to hire a Monmouth County NJ pest control professional like Allison Pest Control.