Once mice take over your home, it can be a difficult problem to solve. Mice are persistent and able to adapt to different situations, creating constant problems for homeowners. It is best to learn how to prevent mice from entering your home, so that you do not have to worry about finding ways to get rid of a mouse or much worse, an infestation of mice. Below are a few tips to help you keep rodents away from your home and how to handle an infestation if one was to occur.
Protecting the Interior
For a mouse to survive, they require access to food. When you remove such accessible resources from your home and surrounding property, you reduce the number of mice that will use your home as their own. Store any food items in metal or glass containers so mice do not have access to easy chew through packaging. Clean up spilled food and cooking grease so mice are not attracted to the area. Repair and fix any water leaks in the home to avoid providing a water source for mice. Store any pet food you may have as well as seeds inside a hard enclosed container to avoid mice exposure.
Exterior of the Home
The exterior of the home must also be inspected and thought of when trying to keep mice away. There are several things you can do around your property in order to keep mice from moving in. Remove any bird feeders to prevent mice, as the seed is an instant food choice. Mice will actually collect the bird seed and take it inside the home and hide the feed behind the walls and in the attic to have a food source.
It is also important to take a look at your yard and clear any vegetation as well as clearing out wood piles and storage areas. Clutter are prime areas for mice to gather and build nests. Trim any vines and shrubs so that mice do not have climbing points to enter the home. Mice tend to travel along walls to enter the home. You also want to check the exterior of the home around the foundation. Any cracks or holes are prime areas where mice can gain entry. Such holes should be filled or at least covered with a mesh grating to avoid mice in the home.
Once you know where to look and how mice can thrive via your home, you can make the appropriate changes to ensure that you do not suffer from a mouse infestation. If you find that mice have already entered your home, contact professional wildlife control services to assist. At Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, we are ready to provide you with relief, removing the mice from your home and ensuring that preventative maintenance is in place to protect your home in the future. Give us a call today to find out more about our service options and learn how we can help you.