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Keeping Mice Problems in the Garage Under Control

Mice just love the garages. They even seem to be naturally attracted to them. And it’s no wonder – garages offer a warm shelter and are pretty easy to enter. Garages are often unfinished and not so well protected against animals of any kind. But this situation is particularly suitable for the mice because they can dig through those thin walls and crevices to enter your garage.

Having mice in your garage may not sound like an emergency at first, but consider that they may now be able to make their way further inside the home. Which then creates a much more serious issue.

Why Mice Love Your Garage

Have you ever wondered why are mice so inclined to get into your garage? There are so many other places they could get into but they somehow always pick the garage. Well, there are a few reasons why mice like to spend time in your garage;

  • It’s warm – Mice love warmth just like any other animal. Winter months are not their perfect conditions and they are always looking for a warm place to hide. These tiny animals will hide anywhere and your garage is a luxurious refuge for them. There’s warmth coming from your car on a regular basis and the walls of your home are warm, keeping the garage somewhat more hospitable to them than the outside.
  • Shelter – Most garages are messy or simply cluttered. These are perfect conditions for mice to hide from their predators and you. They also have a lot of stuff to chew on so it’s heaven for them.
  • Access to food – Mice love your garage because that’s where the birdseed and pet food is as well as possibly some other food sources.
  • Nesting materials – Another thing the mice will enjoy is all of the nesting space and materials like paper, leaves and so on.

Typically if you see one mouse in your house, there are multiple.

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Garage

Now that you are aware what attracts the mice to come to your garage, you should know how to keep them out.

When it comes to the warmth the mice love so much, you can’t really do a lot. Your garage will naturally be warmer than the outside, especially in the cold winter months. The clutter is also pretty hard to get rid of but you could make sure that you get rid of anything you don’t need and keep everything organized. Next, you should remove all the animal food or garbage from your garage or put the food in airtight containers that will not only keep the mice away from the food but will also keep the smell that’s attracting the mice locked in. Finally, you should seal your entire garage to prevent mice from entering. However, that is best left to professional animal control in Milwaukee.

How to Get Rid of Mice

Our wildlife technicians are expertly trained to safely remove mice from your home. We will first assess your situation – the number of mice and where they are mostly located. Then, we will design a customized mice removal plan and create a strategy to seal your garage to prevent the mice from returning.

If you think that mice might enter your garage this winter but they have not entered yet, you should inspect the building and look for any cracks and holes – anything larger than a dime can and will be an entry point. While you could create a makeshift seal for these places, it’s best to call Skedaddle for professional animal control in Milwaukee. We have been helping homeowners for decades, ensuring they are completely free of any wildlife infestation.

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About the author:Marcus is the owner and operator of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control – Milwaukee. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Marcus combines the academic training (M.S. Wildlife Biology, UW Madison) with the field training and skills to be successful in resolving wildlife conflict for home and business owners.

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