A couple of weeks ago we offered some fall rodent prevention tips. In the post we discussed some of the health and safety reasons why you do not want to co-exist with mice. Among the reasons is that they can cause fires by chewing on insulation. While this situation may seem a little hyperbolic, it happens more often than you might think. In fact, a local fire just made headlines this week for that very reason. You can read more about that house fire here. Although this is unfortunate news, it demonstrates the importance of taking precautions we outlined earlier this month.
When you made your once a year trip to the attic to dig out the lights and ornaments (maybe the mice are the ones that tangle the light strings into knots), did you find mouse droppings in the box with the old popcorn chain? Or did you notice little 1-inch-or-so holes tunneled into your insulation batts? Perhaps you hear scurrying up there at night or early morning. By the way, night time would probably indicate mice and pre-dawn noise might be squirrels, another notorious gnawer. Take heed!
If you suspect rodents have taken up residence in your home, they can be much more than just a nuisance.
Call Braman and a rodent control professional will come and get rid of them for you.