Wondering if your home is vulnerable to visiting mice? Chances are, it is. After all, mice are everywhere and don’t can live in a variety of nooks, crannies, and spaces in your home, garage, or property. Fortunately, you can start preventing an infestation with a few of our easy to accomplish tips.
Dangers of Mice
Mice are more than just a nuisance or homeowner annoyance. They also carry diseases that can be passed to your family. Further, their incessant chewing can cause electrical issues, including fires, and structural damage over time.
The key to keeping the dangers of mice away from your home is to make your environment as unfriendly as possible to them.
While even the cleanest homes are still vulnerable to mice, you are more likely to notice a mouse problem immediately when your home is clean and organized. Take time to clean up your home, focusing on areas that may be more cluttered than the rest – the garage, attic, mudroom, or other storage areas full of boxes are ideal places for mice to hide.
Store Food Properly
Mice are hungry. They eat all day long and aren’t too picky about what they will munch on. The best way to keep mice away from your home is to assure they don’t have easy access to food there. Start with your pantry and cabinets, making sure all food is sealed in airtight containers. Then, move to other places where food might be, like your teen’s bedroom or the cat food you store in the garage.
Seal Up Holes
Mice can squeeze themselves into very tiny holes, including holes leading to your attic, garage, or even under your front entry stairs. Seal up holes by using steel wool, concrete, or other construction grade materials in order to keep mice from finding their way in.
If you have found signs of mice in your home, don’t wait or try to fix it on your own. Instead, call the experts at Mice Mob Exterminators. We are professionals and have decades of experience with mice extermination in Chicagoland.
Call us today to talk more about your situation, as well as to talk about a prevention plan to assure you don’t have to deal with visiting mice again.
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