Why Do I Have Mice In My House And What Should I Know About Mouse Urine?
Field Mice and Deer Mice are quite common in all types of homes. You are literally not alone.
Food and Water
But The Number 1 Reason For 'Mice In The House
Our construction methods enable mice to take full advantage of us and most of us home owners don't have a clue or learn the hard way. Upon the foundation the brick layer forms a layer of weep holes for wall ventilation, they are left wide open. The home builder doesn't bring this up in the sale of the home because they don't want purchasers to think their house might have mice. Rather than install covers they leave it out of sight out of mind. The HVAC company installs the furnace and AC and leaves gaps where pipes pass through the wall. The Siding company installs the soffit and facia with a natural gap between the brick wall. The roofer installs the roof without reinforcing certain jointsand vents against penetration by wildlife. The Overhead door installer is dealing with in imperfect garage floor and leaves a small opening in the closed position. And the list goes on and the list doesn't address older style homes with wooden exteriors.
Wildlife Vandalism Is The Alternative Reason
It happens frequently to homes as all kinds of wildlife work away at our homes' exterior to find or create entry points. This is where many building materials and practices are not set up for success against the jaws of mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons and the like. In this case a repair is often needed with materials more suitable for the job.
You Can Prevent Many Of These Issues Before They Happen
Not all steps taken by home owners and even proffessionals from time to time are the most sound strategy and can cause other non intended consequences. One of the easiest and most effective things you can do right now by yourself is properly manage your weep holes - the most readily accessed point of entry by mice and you don't even need to get on a ladder. They are ground level. Get the solution that solves the problem for good and ensures your wall ventilation is maintained.Order Now
Mouse Climbing Through Weep hole
Which Wildlife Problem Would You Like To Know More About?
I thought it would be useful to you to know that, about 6-7 years ago, I had purchased from you several SS weep-hole barriers to prevent further mice intrusions into our brick-walled house. As you may remember, this was my last-resort method to do this, as I had recurrent problems each year with mice entering into the attic area principally, and some other areas within the house walls. I could not figure out where the entry points were, and it was a complete enigma to me even after consulting with several pest-control specialists. Points-of-entry via brick-wall weep holes had never even crossed my mind, and , had never even been suggested by those specialists. Until I saw your Web site!! It was like "AHAAAA" That's it!!!! In a nutshell: after installing the R-O-M barriers in all of the weep holes around the house, the mice-intrusion problem disappeared within days of their installation!! This problem has NEVER RECURRED SINCE!! Really effective & durable, and really, really worth it considering the lasting peace-of-mind it gives my wife & I!! Thanks again for your fine product!
It seems like a couple of times each year I was battling with the odd mouse. I set traps along the outside walls and had to resort to poison where I noticed their beautiful brown pellets usually in the furnace room but also under our dishwasher. That seemed to work temporarily. A friend of mine in the pest control business told me about Rid-O-Mice so I asked him to come by and take care of it. Haven't had any issues since.
We had elongated weep holes... meaning the weepholes extended above and below the actual brick. We were able to purchase some spare stainless inserts and cut them to fill in the gaps created by the abnormal height of the weep holes. Not all were like this but some were and it worked perfect!! See Wes's blog post with pictures here - Elongated Weep Holes
Last year we bought a 30 year old home and our home inspector pointed out the house had signs of mice. Just the thought of that didn't appeal to us but everything else about the house was right for us. Fortunately our home inspector gave us great information on how we could prevent the mice from getting in. That is when we met Rid-O-Mice who helped us protect our largest investment.