During the cold winter months, it is common for mice to work their way indoors into homes in our area. No one wants to live with mice or even a single mouse roaming their home in search of food. They want the same things you do, warmth, food and shelter. While visiting they can spread bacteria and disease thru feces or touching leftovers. Therefore, it is important to prevent them from working their way into your home. On that note, here are all of the best ways to prevent mice from being attracted to and entering your home during the colder months. Mice along with cockroaches and many other pest are there for a meal. You must put snacks away, keep counters and your sink clean and vacuum crumbs. They also love dog food and water. Should you find mice hiding in your home, it is a good idea to hire an exterminator so that they can successfully be removed. Old Bay Pest Control will find the nest and exterminate existing mice. We will also trace and block there access point and there return. Hiring a local trusted professional like Old Bay will ensure you of a pest free home.
On that note, here are all of the best ways to prevent mice from entering your home during the colder months.
Call the pest control
Should you find mice hiding in your home, it is a good idea to hire an exterminator so that they can successfully be removed.
A company like Old Bay Pest Control will ensure to get rid of existing mice and take preventative measures to deter them from coming back. Hiring professionals will ensure you can let other people deal with it and get the best results.
Mice are attracted to messy and dirty areas. So, if you avoid cleaning your home often, then you will likely attract more mice.
On the flip side, cleaning your home will ensure that you prevent mice from finding hiding places in your home. Clearing the floors will ensure that they have nothing to hide behind, which will deter them from using your home as a hiding place in the fall and winter.
When you know where the mice are entering from, it is best to use barriers to prevent them from getting in. This will block their way in and mean that they have to look elsewhere for somewhere to hide.
Barriers could be anything from a block of wood to completely sealing up the small gap that they push themselves through to get into your home.
Seal the house and the trash to block their food supply
Speaking of sealing the entryways, it will help to seal off the house as well as your trash cans in order to block off their food supply. Mice will be attracted to areas where there is food. Therefore, blocking off their food supply will result in them going elsewhere.
Get a cat
Mice are terrified of cats. Therefore, it can be really useful to get one if you don’t already. Getting a cat will ensure that you have external protection as well as something to hunt them down.
It can be common for cats to fetch mice from the garden. Therefore, your cat will be like your own personal security guard.
Set traps at entry points
To catch mice before they enter your home, it is best to use traps. These should involve a piece of food so that it attracts them. Otherwise, they might go around it and enter the home to find another food source.
Traps will ensure that the mice will not enter your home and instead, get trapped by being attracted to the food.