Welcome to Pest Animal Cleveland! We are a wildlife removal company servicing Cleveland, OH. We can deal with a number of critter pests that may enter your home. As well as bats, we can get rid of emergency problems, such as an opossum in the pantry, or a raccoon running rampage around your home. Our company also specializes in bird control services - we prevent birds such as pigeons from roosting on your building or roof. All of this, we do humanely. We never use poisons in our animal removal work - poison is ineffective and inhumane, and we always attempt exclusion methods before we resort to actual traps. When we do, we only use live cage traps. Throughout the process, we think of both you - the homeowner - and the animal, getting the job done safely, quickly, and to a professional standard, whilst still being humane and safe for the animal in question. We can offer same-day appointments usually, and for when we can’t, our manned 24/7 phone line can offer free wildlife control advice over the phone. This makes us your one-stop-shop for everything pest control-related. Call us now at 440-638-5365 for your Cleveland wildlife control needs.
How to Get House Mice Out of Your Attic
Mice in the attic are definitely annoying, yet frequent experience for a lot of Cleveland homeowners. If you hearing scratching sounds coming from your attic, chances are that mice have inhabited your home. But, how can you get rid of Ohio mice in your attic? To answer this question, we must look into reasons why and the ways in which mice get inside an attic. Mice often attempt to inhabit human homes because it appears to them as a good source of food and shelter. Since they normally prefer dark and quiet place, your attic will be an ideal place for them to nest. But, how Ohio mice exactly get inside of an attic?
First things first, Cleveland mice have very small, elastic bodies. Mice are capable of actually flattening their bodies to extreme in order to pass through the tiniest of holes and gaps. This means that any possible hole or a gap wider than a half of an inch is a possible entry point for an Ohio mouse. Other than that, mice will take advantage on any cracks or rotten spots in the mortar and woodwork of your walls to bite their way in. Once you’ve noticed rats in your attic, it would be wise to start handling the infestation as soon as possible.
Inspection of your attic is your primary task. To be able to remove all of the Cleveland mice properly, you need to inspect your attic first. Try to determine the exact number of mice in your attic, any possible nests with babies as well, and look for spots where it appears that mice are leaving their feces and urine. These spots are likely to be a part of moving patterns in mice. Although mice don’t have as steady moving patterns as Ohio rats do, you will still be able to make some sense of the spots and areas mice spend most of their time in. you will later use these spots to set your traps. After you’ve examined your attic to get somewhat of sense regarding the size of the infestation and Ohio mice moving patterns, you should go on and inspect your attic thoroughly for any damaged spots that need repair. Look for any holes and gaps that are wider than half-an-inch. Mice are able of using even holes as small as these to flatten their bodies and get inside.
Sealing your attic is the next step you should take. If you decide that you want to remove the mice by excluding them, your task will be to seal all the holes and gaps in your attic but one. You should leave one exit point for Cleveland mice to use to get out, and you will use this spot to install your exclusion funnel. I you’ve, again, decided that you want to trap the mice in your attic, you should seal all of the holes and gaps you find inside your attic. Pay special attention to windows and vents and seal them with mesh wire, so that mice could no longer use these spots to get inside the attic. Also, inspect your attic for any spots that have rusted, cracked or rotten. Given that the structure of the material in these spots is compromised, Cleveland mice, along with other critters, will be able to bite through and create entries for them. You want to avoid this. You will do that by making sure that your attic is sealed before you begin removing Ohio mice. After you’ve sealed your attic, you can choose between exclusion and trapping to remove the mice.