Why Are Mice Invading My Home?

Mice can get into almost any home, and once they’re in, they become a serious problem. They build nests, contaminate food supplies, and create real damage. But, how do they end up in your home anyway? What attracts mice in your home in the first place?

There are actually a few things about the inside of a home that proves attractive to these pests. The first is warmth and shelter. In the cold of winter and early spring, mice are always looking for a solid, warm space to keep them out of the weather, and often a home can provide that. A single mouse can fit in a hole the size of a nickel, so if you have any gaps, cracks, or holes in your walls and floors, you might be inviting them in. A single gap could end up meaning hundreds of mice, right inside your home.

The other main attraction for mice is the food source your house can provide. Even if you have a fairly clean home, you’re likely to have at least some food available. Whether it’s the crumbs under the stove or the cereal your toddler dropped on the floor that you missed with the vacuum, food is absolutely everywhere. This is especially true if you have pets in the house who have a food bowl available at all times. You’re not just providing a delicious meal for your pet, but you’re also providing a tasty treat for mice.

Putting an End to the Mice

If you are dealing with mice in your home, the best first step you can take is to give us a call. We’ll help you not only eliminate the mice coming into your home, but we’ll also help you identify why they might be coming in and what you can do to stop them in the future. A mouse infestation can be frustrating, but we’ll help you put an end to it immediately. Call Ransford Environmental today for an end to your mouse issues.

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Annie Johnson-Walker August 5, 2018

My sister has Mice, a dog, and fleas. It seems they have been spread here too, the fleas that is. Do I have to exterminate?

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