Granger, Indiana – Our client has a mouse infestation in the walls. Our wildlife removal technician Damon did an entry point inspection on the home to find that mice are entering in the ridge vent of the house as well as the foundation.
The original call was for a dead animal smell, which AAC quickly found to be a cluster of dead mice behind a hall light in the wall. This time of year, warm places, like this hall light’s enclosure are a magnet for rodents trying to keep warm. If mice are able to get into your home, they are likely going to be in the warmest place they can find.
We capture mice in all types of areas:
- Under attic insulation, right by the ceiling (common cause of animal noises in the attic)
- By can lights in ceilings
- In walls, especially near power outlets, lights, or air ducting
Once the dead mice were removed
The removal of dead mice from this beautiful St. Joseph County home was the first step, but now the real work begins. Our American Animal Control technician located several entrance points for small animals on the exterior of the house.
The first entrance point, big enough for mice or bats to enter is at the roof’s ridge vent. There is enough warping on the ridge to allow for entry. We will fix this issue with Ridge-Guard™, an excellent product that strengthens the roof ridge vent in the most vulnerable places and keeps animals out. It’s virtually invisible from the ground, and is an awesome alternative to ripping off the existing ridge vent, putting down wire mesh, and installing new ridge vents.
The second entrance point is at the foundation level. Checking for foundation gaps and repairing any damage, filling any openings big enough for critters to gain access to the home.
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