Mouse activity spikes twice a year in the surrounding Springfield and Cape Girardeau Missouri areas: As you might expect, fall is prime time as the weather turns cold. The second spike is whenever we catch a break from the cold weather. Recent mild temperatures are making our phone ring with calls for mouse control. There are a few things you can do to reduce mouse pressure at your home: Feed your pet only what it will eat right away; never leaving pet food where a mouse can share it. Position bird feeders well away from your home. Remove leaves and other debris from around the foundation of your home so mice and other pests don’t find shelter there. Bug Zero’s InsectaShield® service includes mouse control, stopping mice before they come inside your home.