Mice Removal and Mice Proofing- April 6, 2007
March always seems to be the slowest month of the year for us and this year was no different. I have a lot of theories as to why this is the case, but I don't have any facts to support any of it. We have used this slow period to get caught up on a variety of different things. We finished up a lot of jobs, got caught up on paperwork and even traveled to CT to attend a Wildlife Control Seminar.
Despite the sluggish workload mice have definitely been the number one animal for us in the last month. The calls for mice removal and mice proofing services have been coming in steadily as people have had enough of poison and search for a permanent solution. We have successfully completed several mouse proofing projects over the last month. Below is a look into some of these services.
Even with a quiet phone we still managed to evict a few squirrels, trap a couple dozen mice, remove a couple of bats from houses and on Friday March 30th I removed our first female raccoon with pups from a fireplace. In the last week I have been getting calls every day for raccoons breaking into attics and chimneys. Within the next three weeks we should get swamped with calls for raccoon evictions. I look forward to this all year and it is by far my favorite season. I enjoy working with raccoons more than any other animal. Check back in May for more pictures and hopefully videos.
Boston Mice Removal
The pictures below are from a mice-proofing project in Boston. This particular project involved repairing a structural flaw in the foundation of the home that was allowing mice to enter the basement. This customer had been dealing with mice since the day she bought the house over 4 years ago due to the openings in her foundation. Some of the large, older homes in Boston are very difficult to mice-proof due to old foundations, low-lying patios and other access-related obstacles. This house however was rather easy.
Lincoln Mice Removal
During a recent attic inspection in Lincoln Massachusetts I discovered a damaged gable vent that mice had chewed through. The customer had been hearing noises during the night and was convinced that she had squirrels. I assured her that this problem was definitely a mouse infestation. In the picture below I highlighted the chewed hole and some mouse droppings beside it.
Massachusetts Mice Proofing
We've put together a case study to document a recent mice-proofing project. This was a very large vacation home and a very difficult project.
Massachusetts Mice Removal
I have received quite a few calls for juvenile mice in the last two weeks. I responded to a call for a "mouse in the sink" last Thursday and found this little baby mouse stuck in the customer's kitchen sink. It had fallen in and could not get out because of the smooth walls in the sink. I gently removed the mouse and placed it out in their back yard. It's not often that I get to handle live mice. I find them very interesting because they are so calm and docile compared to other animals we work with such as squirrels and raccoons.
Mice Proofing- Going Green
Over the last few years we have noticed a trend in the animal removal industry. Our customers have had enough to baiting mice with poisons. The are tired of paying a pest control company 3 and 4 times a year to place poison in their homes. In most cases we can provide permanent solutions to mice infestations. No poison, no quarterly visits, no mice dying in walls and ceilings. Visit our mice removal and mice proofing page for more information.