Helpful Mouse Pest Control Tips
Mice. They’re the last thing you want to see or hear in your home, but this is the time of the year when they’re most prevalent inside homes. Is there anything you can do to actually keep them out of your house? Take a look.
- If a Pencil Fits, So Will A Mouse: Mice have to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is usually outside your home. Wondering how they get in? Take a good look at the exterior of your home. If you see a single crack in the siding or a tiny gap somewhere along the foundation, you can bet the mice will find it too. The rule of thumb is that if you have a gap as small as a pencil, a mouse can squeeze through and head inside your house, so seal any and all problems you find immediately.
- Mmmm. . .Crumbs: Think your home is too clean to have problems with mice? Think again. It takes very little to feed a mouse, or a lot of mice, so even if you clean on a regular basis, you may still be missing food and crumbs they find delicious. Simple things like cleaning under your refrigerator and stove regularly and keeping the tiny bits of snacks off of your floor that your toddler may drop is essential. Sweep, vacuum, and mop regularly, even in those hidden spots you may not always think about.
- Dirty Yard = Mice: Wondering exactly what a dirty yard might entail? Overgrowth, debris, and clutter all make good places for mice to hide. Even your wood pile, placed too close to your home, may spell a rodent problem in the near future. Keep it neat, clean, and orderly, even going into winter, and you’ll reduce your chances of problems with mice.
If you do already have mice, don’t despair. We can help. Professional pest control means never having to deal with those disgusting baits and traps that may not actually solve your problem in the first place. Contact us today to learn more.