During the late Fall and Winter months, we all take steps to avoid the cold and stay in the warm indoors more. This is also true for mice and rodents, who, unfortunately, can mistake your home, for their home as well. Come springtime when you return to your attic to retrieve belongings or check on your roof, you could find droppings, large chunks of insulation missing, and even a number of live mice nesting. Using a combination of pest-blocking materials, Ridge-Guard®, and boric acid insulation, mice and rodents can be kept out of your attic and home.
Understanding the Mice Problem
Like us, mice need a safe and warm place to be during the wind, rain, snow, and ice that comes at the end of the year. Usually, this is a nest in the woods or on a prairie, either under piles of foliage or in the base of trees. However, because we have become so good at creating our own cozy spaces that keep out predators and stay at a consistent temperature, our homes have become more appealing to Mice and rodents than the great outdoors.
While this may not seem like a big issue for some animal lovers, there are health, safety, and cost risks associated with mice invading your attic and home. Mice droppings contain bacteria that can cause illness in humans and pets, especially if eaten. If you live in an old home then this can easily find its way through cracks into your living space. As mice chew through your insulation the beris can also cause issues and sickness not to mention the cost of replacing it and the increase in energy bills through a loss of efficiency.
Taking a proactive approach to mice and rodent prevention can remove these risks before they become an issue, saving time, money, and your family’s health.
Boric Acid Insulation: A Game-Changer
Boric acid attic insulation is the result of a revolutionary merger of two well-respected technologies—natural cellulose insulation and natural borate pesticides. The fiber insulation is treated with boric acid and other proprietary formulations to produce fire-retardant, environmentally-friendly, thermally superior, sound-deadening insulation with pest-controlling properties.
Mice love to ingest old fiberglass insulation as they make their way into attics to nest and breed. Boric acid insulation isn’t as appealing for mice to eat and can actually be fatal to them in large doses.
Pest Block & Ridge-Guard®: Reinforcing Your Defenses
To prevent bats, mice, squirrels, and other pests from entering your home through gaps in the foundation or siding, or your attic through vents in your roof ridge, our licensed pest control technicians can install Pest Block, bait systems, and Ridge-Guard®, a roof ridge protection system.
Similar to our Pest Block Protection Packages, Ridge-Guard® is a patented pest-proof mesh that secures the edges of your roof’s ridge cap. By combining these three pest control elements, your home will have the defenses needed to keep out mice, rodents, and most other pests year-round. You will also benefit from advanced weather protection, energy cost-saving, and extending the life of your roof, siding, and home.
Additional Tips for a Pest-Free Home
- Maintaining cleanliness and proper food storage.
- Sealing potential entry points.
- Regular inspections and pest-proofing practices.
Use Boric Acid Insulation & Mice Experts
When installing insulation and exterminating mice, many homeowners see it as an opportunity to save on short-term costs. It goes without saying that if this is a job done poorly, the long-term effects on your home can vastly outweigh and outspend any short-term savings.
If you are in upstate New York or Vermont then request a free inspection from our expert team or call 518-745-5958 (New York) or 802-855-2978 (Vermont) about having pest control insulation, pest block, and Ridge-Guard installed professionally. Not only does it give you peace of mind and save money in the long run, our Pest Block with Bait Stations package comes with a lifetime warranty.