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4 Steps to Take Outdoors to Prevent Mice

Mice tend to get into homes using small holes and cracks. They make nests in unused areas of the home and scoop up any crumbs you leave behind. When you have one or two mice in the home, you might never notice. However, this can quickly turn into an infestation.

The best way to avoid mice is by making sure your home is impenetrable. This means sealing off points of entry, removing food sources, and cleaning out areas where the mice might nest.

1. Look for Holes and Cracks

There are many places where mice can gain access to your home. You should inspect the outside of your home to find cracks and holes small enough for rodents to slip through. You’ll want to center the search around areas like windows, doors, and the foundation of the home.

2. Install Screens on Vents and Chimneys

If you have chimneys in your home, mice can crawl into them to access your home. The best move you can make is to install screens over your chimneys. This should also be done for any vents that go from inside to outside. They offer a way for pests to scurry into your home.

3. Clean Up Any Food

Birdseed, crumbs, and other messes are meals for mice. Look around the inside and outside of your home for food sources that might draw these rodents in. Clean up items you find, such as scattered birdseed or crumbs near the toaster. 

Mice can also be attracted to compost piles, leftover dishes, and outdoor grills. Pet food will also interest them so make sure it’s not left out whether mice will be drawn to it.

4. Remove Outside Clutter

Large overgrown bushes and piles of clutter are two things that mice love. Walk through your yard looking for tall grass, mulch piles, shrubs, and bushes. Trim down any plants in the area to prevent mice from making a home there. Remove piles of trash and weeds that may be hiding spaces.

There are steps you can take to prevent mice from making it from outside into your home. However, this can be a challenging process, especially if you have no experience. The best thing you can do is bring in a professional to help. The experts at Mice Mob Exterminators can make sure your home is sealed off so mice can’t get inside. 

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