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How to Avoid Fall Mice Issues

Autumn is the most crucial season to watch for mice. This is when they head inside and you might start to notice signs of them. Outside, food supplies start to dwindle so finding a location inside is a priority for mice who want to survive. Preventing mice from getting inside is essential to avoid an infestation later in the season.

There’s no reason to let this ruin your autumn plans. There are several ways to prevent mice from coming into your home in the fall.

Keeping the Mice Out

When temperatures start to drop, rodents look for areas that offer shelter to live in. This includes your home. After they make it inside, they’ll find refuge in places like attics where you may not notice them until it is too late.

The best way to avoid mice is by preventing them from entering your home. The list below will give you an idea of things that can attract rodents inside.

  • Unsecured compost piles and garbage
  • Pet food left outside between feedings
  • Vegetable gardens and fruit trees
  • Organic debris such as piles of firewood
  • Overgrown shrubs and trees

Methods to Keep the Mice Outdoors

After mice find your home, they’ll start to look for a way to get inside. Their main goal is to find water and food sources in the home. Make sure that you keep doors and windows fully closed. They should also have sturdy screens applied during the summer months.

Other methods of keeping rodents out include:

  • Ensure any chimneys are equipped with well-fitting caps on top.
  • Seal all openings and cracks in the home’s foundation.
  • Repair holes on the roof and replace all broken or missing shingles.
  • Wash your dishes each day and remove the trash regularly.
  • Trim back trees and shrubs that are near the entrance to your home.
  • Keep attics and basements free of clutter so mice have fewer areas to hide.
  • Move the garbage cans a good distance away from the home and implement locking lids on them.

Rodents are a nuisance and can carry terrible diseases so it’s best to keep them far away from your home. They can create structural damage, create a bad odor in the home, and introduce parasites. There are no benefits to living in a home that has an infestation of mice.

If you are dealing with mice or want to prevent issues in the future, make an appointment with Mice Mob Exterminators. These professionals will address your concerns and ensure mice aren’t making it into your home. Get in contact today to rid your home of mice.

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