Having a mouse infestation in your home is distressing and unsafe. You don’t want to unintentionally welcome mice into your home by not taking the proper preventative steps to mouse-proof your property!
Luckily, mice invasions are easy to prevent if you take the right steps preemptively. Keep reading to learn some easy steps you can take at home today to prevent mice from entering your home.
Mice enter your home from outdoors. So, the single most important step in preventing future mouse invasions is to make sure your exterior is free of holes, cracks, and openings where mice can easily enter.
You should regularly inspect the exterior of your home for holes or cracks. Even a small hole will need to be addressed, as mice are tiny and can squeeze into open spaces that are quite small.
Larger holes can be stuffed with steel wool to successfully ward off mice. Mice cannot chew through steel wool. You should also screen all vents with exterior openings and caulk around cracks and in between pipes.
A cat is more than a fluffy house pet – they are a tactical advantage in warding off mice. Most cats will hunt mice without being trained to do so. Even if your cat isn’t much of a hunter, the smell of the cat’s pheromones will ward off mice alone.
In a home filled with clutter, it will be harder to recognize when mice have arrived. Especially in places with subpar insulation, such as your garage or basement, it’s important to keep a tidy and organized space. This makes it harder for mice to hide.
Mice have a keen sense of smell. They will be drawn to a yard that has strong-smelling items outdoors, such as trash cans, compost piles, bird seed, and more. Wherever possible, remove any items that could attract mice from your outdoor space.
When warding off mice, it’s best to use their strong sense of smell against them. There are more natural mice repellents, like mothballs, vinegar, or peppermint oil. For more protection, you can use a chemical repellent formulated especially for mice. You can find this at most supermarkets.
Mice infestations are never desired. Thankfully, there are easy steps homeowners can take to prevent mice from entering the property. Make sure to contact Mice Mob Exterminators for more information.
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