Get Rid Of Mice
Are you hearing the thump of mice in your walls? Worse than that, are you seeing them running around inside your home? If you know anything about mice, you know that hearing and seeing them in your home is bad news; and the longer you wait to do anything about it, the worse the news gets. Mice not only can carry a whole host of illness-spreading bacteria and filth, but they can do significant damage to your home as well. Being rodents, mice have incisors that never stop growing, so they need to chew constantly in order to wear those teeth down. They will chew on anything from walls and treasured keepsakes, to wiring in your attic or wall voids. So not only could you be dealing with damage to your items and structure, but you also face the risk of a house fire. Here are steps you can take to get mice out and keep them out of your home.
Some do-it-yourself tips to mice exclusion:
Place mouse traps with rice or peanut butter in the back of cabinets or drawers.
Inspect the outside of your home for gaps or cracks where mice can squeeze through. If you can’t afford a handyman to repair these entry points, an inexpensive alternative is using a caulking gun to seal up these holes. Keep in mind that it only takes a hole the size of a dime for a mouse to squeeze in, and smaller holes can be chewed into bigger holes which mice and other pests can use.
Regularly check all your door and window screens. Once a screen is breached, there is a chance a mouse will chew into your window frame and enter your wall voids where they will build nests and begin to multiply. Very quickly in fact.
Keep mice away from your eaves and roofline by installing mesh in gutter downspouts and pointed barriers on power wires that attach to your house. Also, trim back all bushes and tree limbs which rodents and insects can use as bridges to your home.
Remove all weeds or overgrowth from around the perimeter of your home. These give mice and other pests places to hide and feel safe near your home.
Do not leave any food sources in your yard. Seal all trash cans tightly. Don’t leave pet food outside. And bring picnic or barbeque items back inside when you are finished cooking/eating.
While these methods will help to reduce the number of mice in your home, it is difficult, if not impossible, to know if you have gotten them all. If one is still roaming free, this number will quickly increase, and you will find yourself in a never-ending battle. The only sure fire way to know all the mice in your home are gone is to obtain rodent control services from a reputable pest control company like Schendel Pest Services.
Here at Schendel Pest Services, we’ve been winning the battle against mice since 1947. Reach out to us today and be mouse free!