Colorful fall foliage, cooler days and nights and the ubiquitous arrival of pumpkin spice are some of the harbingers of fall.
So too are the occasional visits from some small but unwelcome guests – mice. This is the time of year these warm-blooded mammals begin preparing for winter. Because mice don’t hibernate
and will perish if they don’t find warm accommodations for the winter, they frantically search for a warm winter home. You might find them in your garage, attic or even inside of the walls.
While they might be comfy in their new digs, you certainly don’t want them in your home. Not only do they spread disease, but they can cause significant damage, including damage to your
Mice are known to chew wires or right through drywall to get to a warm hiding spot. A “trouble” indicator on your alarm panel indicating a door or window contact is open, even though both
are closed tightly, may be the result of a mouse or rat having chewed through a wire. These critters will gnaw on almost anything, insulation, car seats, wires, leaving feces and urine behind. They not only damage property, but are a significant health hazard.
If a service technician finds a chewed wire or contact disabled by vermin, a Delco Alarm technician can typically repair the problem. But the rodent issue must also be addressed to alleviate future issues.
Property owners have many options to get rid of these unwanted visitors, such as setting out traps and closing up gaps and holes. In some cases, a professional exterminator is warranted to help alleviate the problem as well provide peace of mind.
Remember, checking your home for indications of rodent infestation and keeping up with general maintenance will keep your home or commercial fire and security systems running smoothly. If you have questions or need more information, contact the professionals at Delco Alarm Systems, 610-494-9100.