The marina offers many services to help cottagers. One service is winterizing cottages. While the owner may have left for the winter - it may be otherwise occupied in the owner's absence.
This year, when visiting cottages to winterize the plumbing, we noticed significant mouse droppings in several cottages. Signs of mice is not unusual at the cottage, mice are part of the cottage experience - one of the few unpleasant cottage experiences. Mouse droppings can carry disease so it's important to minimize the population in/around the cottage.
In past years, we have had a ladybug problem at the marina and were told the time to spray is September. When the technician came about a month ago, we asked about pest trends in the area. He advised that this is an especially bad year for ants and mice so when we visited the cottages and found the droppings, we remembered these comments.
We will be going back to these cottages with the pest control technician to minimize the mouse invasion.
Left unaddressed in your cozy cottage, mice first breed at 7 weeks of age and after 20 days will have a litter of 10-12 baby mice...then seven weeks later....well...the math gets bigger than we'd like to imagine by the time spring arrives. While some may get inside, if they take the bait before that litter arrives, you've got your problem under control.
Call us if you would like to arrange for pet safe bait stations to be set up at your cottage.
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