Case Studies

Pests We Treat Case Studies: Mice in homeowner's living room in Ocean Township, NJ

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 by Bill Cowley

Challenge

I was sent out to Ocean Twp, NJ today to inspect and treat for mice that had made their way into our customer's living room. 

The homeowner had no idea how the mice were getting into the house. I first made a thorough inspection of the basement and garage, and then proceeded to the attic. This is where I found an area with a high activity of droppings at the edge of a framed in chimney. I then went outside to find the frame of the chimney to see if there were any openings. The chimney frame did not completely go to the ground, leaving a huge two foot gap underneath and behind the aluminum siding. Along with finding leaves in this gap, I found used cup lids and wrappers with obvious mice chew marks.

Solution

A tamper- resistant rodent box was placed in the vicinity. I also scheduled our wildlife technician to install an exclusion that will keep not only mice, but other rodents as well from using this area as entry or a home.