How to Prevent Mice From Entering Your Home
January 15, 2015
Mice are a persistent problem, especially when weather gets cold. Not only do they carry disease and destroy your property – they also breed very quickly, which means that if you don’t deal with your mouse problem you could be facing a complete mouse invasion in only a few months.
Once mice have entered your home, it’s important to call a mice extermination company. In Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, that company is Green Pest Solutions. It’s always a good idea to try to have a professional safely kill any invasive rodents. But you can avoid mouse control with prevention. The following are some strategies that can help you prevent mice from entering your home in the first place.
Mouse Prevention Strategies
- Exclusion – The single most important strategy is exclusion. Mice only enter homes because they can. They rarely target a specific home. Instead they enter the homes that have small holes from which they can enter. Mice can fit through holes the size of a quarter. But if you seal these holes, mice have almost no way to get inside, and will move on to another warm area. Green Pest Solutions can handle exclusion for you, if you’d like a professional to complete it.
- Open Space – When mice enter a home, they try to find places that they can live safely. If you eliminate all hiding spaces by reducing clutter, mice may find your home less hospitable because they are too “at risk.”
- Cats – Once clutter has been eliminated, a cat can also prevent mice from entering. Rodents do whatever it takes to stay away from predators. The mere presence of a cat can keep rodents from entering any home in which they don’t feel safe, and possibly kill the few that enter.
- Sealing Food – Some mice enter homes for warmth. But others enter for food. If your food is safely sealed, mice are not going to see your home as a desirable place to raise a family.
Fight Mice Fast
Finally, when mice do enter your home, deal with them as quickly as possible. Purchasing a mouse trap from the store may not be enough, as the mere presence of a mouse indicates that there is an entrance space they can take advantage of and possibly many more mice hiding around your home. So call Green Pest Solutions today to get help with your mice problems, and to make sure that they are prevented from coming back.
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