What Attracts Mice to a GarageThere are many dark, enclosed areas that are popular homes for mice. A garage offers all the features rodents look for in a nest. In many garages, there are even sources of food and water. This can make your garage feel like an all-inclusive resort for a mouse and its family. Your home has all of these advantages too, but it’s typically better sealed. Mice are known to chew through garage door weatherstripping, sneak through cracks in the siding or enter through a door left open. All of these factors make a garage a very enticing option for mice looking to raise a family.
Why Mice in Your Garage Is a ProblemWhat’s so bad about having a few furry neighbours living in your garage? A mouse infestation poses risks of health issues, property damage and an insect infestation. Don’t wait to schedule a humane removal of mice or rats in your garage. The health risks of close contact with mice include hantavirus, listeria and salmonella. These diseases can be spread by touching a mouse, moving nest materials, touching feces or improper cleanup of these items. Keep your family and pets safe from these dangerous issues with professional cleaning and removal services. A family of mice gets to work chewing items all-around your garage. Property damage occurs as these rodents make a nest and grind down their teeth that never stop growing. Over time, you could see damage to wall materials, electrical wiring, insulation and items you have stored in your garage. A motivated mouse might head from your garage to warmer, more comfortable areas of your home. It’s only a matter of time before a garage infestation becomes a home infestation, particularly if you have an attached garage. Avoid rodents in your home with human removal strategies. Mice can carry fleas, lice, ticks and mites. These parasites may hop off rodents and create another infestation in your garage. Parasites are far more resourceful moving from one part of your property to another, so there’s a good chance that fleas in your garage may find their way into your home.
How To Prevent Mice Making Your Garage Their HomeProfessional prevention and removal are your best strategies to keeping your garage rodent-free. Work with an experienced technician at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control to identify areas where rodents may be entering your garage. Work with our team to look for signs of rodent entrances in these areas:
- Door weatherstripping
- Holes in siding
- Soffit vents
- Areas around doors