QUICK QUOTE

Mice

The house mouse is the most common mouse found in Calgary. Mice enter buildings, causing destruction in many ways. They can scurry up rough vertical walls and even pipes. Mice gnaw holes in walls, floors, and baseboards. Diseases transmitted directly by mice include hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, salmonellosis, lyme disease, and typhus. Understanding mouse habits, harbourage areas, food requirements, and behaviour patterns requires the expertise and knowledge of a pest control service technician. It is easy to dismiss a mouse as cute, but beware the many diseases mice carry and take each mouse infestation seriously. If you are not sure, contact your pest control service technician at Peregrine for the right advice.

Professional Mice Exterminator – Calgary – Mice Treatment Service
403-475-6523
Peregrine Pest Control – Mice Removal – Calgary & area 
All our mice treatment technicians are licensed applicators in the province of Alberta.
Peregrine Pest Control is Quality Pro Certified and Contractor Check Certified.
*Our Calgary mice removal team has 30+ years of combined experience
Check out the Peregrine Pest Control team here

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Mice feed heavily on seeds, insects, household garbage, and food found in our kitchens. Mice are nocturnal. When they are seen during the day, it is an indication of high rodent infestation and/or a sign that rodenticides are in use. In corners of cupboards, under sinks, behind refrigerators and stoves you can see mouse droppings with the naked eye. There are a number of tools used to eliminate rodents from your property. The most common are rodenticides, snap traps, glue boards, and live traps. Future infestations can be minimized by removing unused items and harbourage areas on the exterior of the property. Sealing secondary access points (taps, gas lines and vents at ground level) will take away possible entry points. The weakest points in a residential structure are the front doors, back doors, and garages, if attached. Remembering not to store household items near these entry points will stop mice from taking advantage of an open door. The weakest points in a commercial structure are usually overhead doors. Remembering to keep doors closed when not in use will stop mice from having easy access to all structures.

How to Identify a Mouse

The house mouse has several litters per year, of 2–7 young each. The gestation period is 21–24 days. Adult house mice range in size from 5 to 8 inches. Their ears are moderately large and distinct. They range in colour from light brown to dark (nearly black).

OUR SOLUTION

Solving a mouse issue can be complex. At Peregrine, we focus on two things to solve a mouse infestation. Firstly, we strive to provide a rodent-free environment in a professional and timely manner. Secondly, we provide the tools and knowledge the client needs to minimize the chances of an infestation reoccuring. Mice are about 20% of our work load. We know mice come in waves; we always provide a minimum of two services when dealing with mice issues. This is because we don’t know how many mice you have until the pest control service technician returns for a follow up service. The primary tool we use to eliminate mice from structures are tamper-resistant bait stations containing a commercial rodenticide. On occasion, we also use snap traps, glueboards, and mechanical devices. On the exterior of the property, the service technician focuses on identifying and sealing, at ground level, minor holes around taps, gas lines, vents and other fixtures. Recommendations are provided for repairing larger items — these recommendations may include garage door seals, side door seals, vent covers, etc. The goal is to remove opportunities for mice to enter a structure.

COMMON CONCERNS

Why use mouse poison to solve a mouse issue instead of other methods?

The reason why it is common to use mouse poison primarily is that it more efficiently provides a pest-free environment. The weakness of using devices such as snap traps and glueboards is that you will only capture a handful of mice at a time.

Will I have odour issues?

When a mouse dies in a structure using rodenticides, you don’t have a choice where the mouse dies. In most cases, mice are like you and I — when they don’t feel well they will return to the nesting site. The nesting site can be in a wall void, roof void, burrow outside, etc. In some instances, mice will die in open areas such as on the kitchen floor. The mouse usually only smells if it dies next to a heat source such as a hot water tank, the furnace, or the motor of the fridge. Fortunately, odour issues are very few and far between.

Why didn’t my mouse treatment work?

Eliminating mice from the interior of a structure is straight-forward in the pest control world. Some of the reasons for reoccurring mouse infestations include, but aren’t limited to, our personal habits. This includes leaving doors open in the summer months, storing grass or birdseed being in the garage and keeping excessive amounts of personal items on the exterior of the property. These habits allow a greater number of hiding spots for mice. Rodent programs focus, for the most part, on eliminating mice on the interior of a building. But paying mind to the exterior, and surrounding areas, minimize mouse problems moving forward.

How do I know if I have a mouse or a squirrel in a wall void?

Knock on the wall where you are hearing the noise. If the noise stops, then reoccurs in the same general area within a couple of minutes, it is probably mice due to a freeze response. Larger wildlife tends to have a flight response and will flee disturbance.


Professional Mice Exterminator – Calgary – Mice Treatment Service
403-475-6523
Peregrine Pest Control – Mice Removal – Calgary & area 
All our mice treatment technicians are licensed applicators in the province of Alberta.
Peregrine Pest Control is Quality Pro Certified and Contractor Check Certified.
*Our Calgary mice removal team has 30+ years of combined experience
Check out the Peregrine Pest Control team here


Overall rating of 350+ Google reviews
4.9 out of 5 STARS

customer
reviews
Fantastic service!

Nick with Peregrine Pest Control is a very professional man who knows his mice! He was quick to contact me when I first put in my cry for help and has been very organized and punctual with maintenance and return visits. I would, and have, recommended Peregrine to friends and family.

KarenCalgary
Unwanted mouse (...or mice??)

Once we noticed there was a mouse (mice?) problem, we had the owner out the very next day to set the traps and walk our house with us. He reviewed everything we needed to know in detail. Will be getting our 30 day follow-up later this month to confirm that the problem has been removed. Currently on day 2 of no droppings – here’s keeping our fingers crossed.

HeidiCalgary
Efficient, professional, respectful

The customer care representative did a thorough search of our home, inside and out, set safe traps in strategic locations, and explained the process clearly to me. They’ll return in 30 days, and then again in another 60 to make sure our house remains pest free. Peregrine were recommended to me, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone dealing with mice in your home.

Rachel S.Calgary
View More Reviews on

Leave a Review