Massachusetts winters are cold. While this really isn’t news, what could be, though, is that mice and other rodents do not like winter. When the weather is cold, they seek warm shelter. The problem is, often that search for shelter means they find their way into your home. Unfortunately, for many, the easiest hideout in your home is the basement. Read on to find out more about how mice in basement spaces can be controlled and prevented.
Why the Basement?
Whether you have a finished space or a simple laundry room and storage area downstairs, the basement is a perfect hideout for mice. It’s warm enough to keep them happy, and they can often sneak into the rest of the house from the basement itself. More than that, though, it’s likely you don’t spend all of your time downstairs, and that gives mice the quiet privacy they like best.
Get Rid of the Mice in Basement Now!
There are numerous steps you can take to keep mice out of your house. First of all, don’t give them a reason to come into your home: get rid of all food sources, including crumbs and spills. A lot of people use their basement as a place to store extra food, which is why you should be extremely cautious when you bring any food into a basement.
Unfortunately, limiting the food supply won’t do it, so purchasing numerous mouse traps is the second step you should take. You need to place them in multiple locations around your home and basement, usually on the edge of the wall and give it a few days before expecting them to catch anything. It’s also a good idea to constantly move them around, in order to catch them in different areas, with the ultimate goal to get rid of mice.
Mouse Removal by Worcester Rodent Control Professionals
If you’re still having problems, the next (and final) step is to contact Ransford Pest Control for mouse removal. Worcester has been our home since the late 1800s, so we understand the problems you’re facing, unlike any other company. We use a combination of effective tactics while mouse-proofing your home, allowing you to have peace of mind that your mice and rodent problem is no more. Contact us today to learn more.