"I have mice in my house! How are they getting in?"
I crawl where I don't want to crawl and climb where I don't want to climb to locate entry points.
You must be the mouse....
Rodents are active all year. In the warmer weather mice and rats can live anywhere and food is easy when plants and bugs are abundant. I find rodent sign in houses that folks have said they have never heard or have never seen a mouse. Generally people aren't looking or don't recognize the signs. They don't always make noise. On average mice and rats can live 1.5-2 yrs. In that time there are ready to breed only weeks after birth and reproduce for the next 6-12 months having 6-12 pups at a shot for both rodents.
Mice climb up the chimney to the roof. Rodents can use wires, bushes, trees, and fence posts. Rats can chew through almost anything. I found a corner of a garage the mice were using yard rakes to get to a shelf then along a ledge into a hole in the ceiling.
I provide rodent inspections, trapping, and seal-outs using stainless steel/polyfiber rodent fabric with sealants and foam. In some cases a full seal out requires a metal barrier secured below the siding at the foundation. After the house is sealed, traps must be set for the less fortunate rodents trapped inside. ((WI-FI)) monitoring for hard to see trap set-ups, activity, and daily checks for all animal trapping projects. In some cases I use non toxic powder to track rodents to the secret hide out.
1 year limited warranty on materials and workmanship.
A house 100 years old or so with a brick, rock, or even cement block for a foundation. I have an alternative method using an all natural spray. I have received positive reviews of my own on the application.
The tracking powder is non-toxic
This hole (7x zoom) has powder marks it's above the basement window,4ft away almost unviewable under the siding behind the outside oil tank. Yes! This is what it takes to seal them out.
To the right of this hole is rodent staining suggesting years of use.