There are many people who wonder how and why mice are most prevalent in apartment complexes. It is possible for mice populations to increase in an apartment for several reasons, including exposure to large garbage containers located nearby the building complex, and the apartment is located between suburbs and rural areas adjacent to fields or empty lots that provide excellent breeding and nesting grounds for birds.
The nests of mice can be located within 20 feet, as opposed to 100 feet for rats, which makes it easier for them to establish a residence within apartment units. In most cases, these are entry points on a structure, such as cracks or voids in stucco. If there are gaps, wall voids, missing weather strips on the doors, or pipes leading into an apartment, mice are very likely to enter any building, regardless of its age.
In order to prevent mice from entering an apartment, business or home, long term, it is best to hire a professional contractor such as an exterminator who can seal all their entry points and implement the right elimination strategy, as well as perform exterior maintenance to control and reduce them outside of the building.
If you have mice issues in your apartment, home, or business, don't hesitate to contact our office at 877-951-7378. We can schedule a free home inspection for your mouse problem with one of our representatives.