How to Keep Mice Out This Fall
Every fall, mice seek solace from the cold outdoors. They often make their way into homes looking for a warm place to feed and reproduce. Attics, basements, garages, and pantries provide the shelter they need from predators, as well as a place they can easily access food and water. Here’s how to keep mice out this fall.
Seal Potential Points of Entry
The best way to keep mice out is to prevent them from entering in the first place. Inspect the exterior of your home to check for cracks, crevices, holes, gaps, and other places mice can enter. Remember, mice have bones that contract to help them fit into even the tiniest-looking spaces. Fill these holes and continue to inspect your home periodically to ensure that new points of entry don’t appear.
Clear Out Clutter
Mice love clutter! They use it to build nests where they can sleep, breed, and remain undetected. Do your best to keep items organized in your home. Pay special attention to piles of clothes, cardboard boxes, magazine stacks, paper bags, and other items you might have strewn about.
Cut Off Their Food Access
Like humans, mice need food and water to survive. Accordingly, they seek out the same places we do to feed. The kitchen, in particular, is where most mouse activity occurs. The key to keeping mice from moving in is to make your kitchen less attractive to mice. You can do this with the proper sanitary practices.
- Wipe down counters after food preparation and spills.
- Take the garbage out on a regular basis.
- Store food in airtight, well-sealed plastic or glass containers.
- Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink.
Keep Mice Out with Our Help
Because of the diseases they carry and the property damage they can cause, mice are a danger to have in your house. Keep them out of your house with the help of an experienced team of pest professionals, like Resolution Pest. Our team knows how to eradicate mouse infestations and other rodent problems. Contact us today by calling 610-337-7378 to keep mice and other rodents under control.
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