Steps To Take To Mouse-Proof Your Home


If you have had mice get inside your home in the past, it is likely you don't wish to keep a repeat performance from occurring. There are actions to take to keep rodents from making your home their own. Here are proactive steps to take to accomplish this endeavor.

Do Your Best To Keep Your Home Clean

Mice are attracted to any area where they are able to smell food. If they can access crumbs from the food you have made, they will likely not move on to other areas. Failure to clean the inside of your home regularly leads to mice and other pests attempting to snatch remnants to eat. Instead of this scenario, make an attempt to clean your home's interior on a routine basis. Wipe down counters after meal preparations are made. Vacuum or sweep your floors to remove dropped food particles. Consider using a vinegar spray on surfaces where food was resting, as this masks odor.

Make Necessary Repairs To Your Home's Exterior

Any spot on the outside of your home that has become damaged needs quick repair work so mice cannot use it to gain entry to the inside of your structure. This includes the siding panels adorning your home, the shingles on top of your house, and the foundation level your structure rests on. Check for cracks and holes in your siding and foundation and fill them in with an appropriate sealant to keep mice from getting in your home. Replace broken shingles with new ones.

Make Your Property Unattractive to Mice

A property that poses a risk to mice is one that they will stay away from. Keep a cat on your property to keep mice from getting too close to your home. Place a few bird statues around the perimeter of your home to make mice less likely to want to stick around. Move piles of wood to areas out of view of your home. Cover all water sources when they are not in use.

Get Your Home Inspected and Treated Yearly

Contact a pest control service in your area to come to your home and provide you with an evaluation of the possibility of pest presence on your property. If pests like mice are indeed found, treatment is administered to eradicate them. In addition, a pest control service provides ongoing treatment to keep pests from returning. Getting pest control help on a yearly basis keeps your home protected against unwanted guests at all times.


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