Dealing With Mice In A House


Did you recently discover that your new home has a few mice running around? Have you tried to get rid of the rodents but it doesn't seem to be working? Several things around your home can factor into the cause of mice hanging around. For instance, if you live near a field, it is likely where the rodents are coming from. In this article, learn helpful information about mice in regards to getting rid of them with help from a pest control service.

Figuring Out How Mice Are Entering Your House

There are a few ways in which mice can enter a house, and you will likely keep seeing them around until the entry points are taken care of. Holes in the walls are one of the ways for mice to enter. Even if there are holes that seems too small for a mouse to fit through, it might still be possible depending on the size of the mouse. Keep in mind that mice are able to climb things because they have sharp claws on their feet. If there is a tree near your house, mice can climb the tree and jump onto the roof to enter any holes that it might have.

Getting Rodents Out of Your House

Being that you have not been able to get rid of the rodents on your own, it is now time to hire a pest control service to assist. It is possible that you were not setting up the traps and bait in a way that attracts mice. An exterminator will place the traps in the areas of your house that mice are likely in the most, such as the kitchen and basement if you have one. Another service that might be provided is holes getting filled with poisonous insulation and sealed up. The poisonous insulation will make the mice sick if they chew threw it.

Preventing the Rodents from Coming Back

Once the holes in your house are sealed up, it will become difficult for mice to get inside. However, mice can still chew through wood and other materials to make additional holes, so it is important to make your house unattractive to them. Decluttering your house is one of the most important things to do if it is necessary. The reason why is because mice can use cluttered spaces as areas for taking shelter, and use your belongings for building nests. Keeping your house clean and decluttered can prevent mice from coming back on a long-term basis.  

Call a pest service, like Patrick Exterminating, for more help.


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