Most of us prefer not to have mice in our homes and with good reason. Mice can carry many diseases and a mouse infestation could be making you and your family sick. Today’s 7 tips to keeping mice from entering your home will keep you from having a mouse infestation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and now is the time to plan before fall heads into town to protect your home and family from mice.
Implement these 7 tips to keeping mice from entering your home today.
1) Walk around your home and inspect the outside of your house. Look for any holes or cracks on the exterior of your home. Look where utilities enter into your home and make sure that all holes are sealed with caulk, steel wool or both.
2) Check your vents and chimney openings. Use a fine mesh screen to control mice from entering your home via these routes.
3) Check all window screens to make sure there are no holes. If you find a hole, replace the screen to keep those unwanted critters from making your home theirs.
4) Store firewood away from your home and up off the ground. Stacked firewood is a great place for mice to make homes. You don’t want mice to be by your front door now do you?
5) Dispose of garbage regularly, mice want to eat just like we do so they are always looking to be close to food sources.
6) Store food in airtight containers.
7) Replace or install door sweeps on exterior doors. It takes only a small opening for a mouse to get into your home. Proper door sweeps keep mice from entering through this passage.
Mice reproduce quickly. If you have suspicion that you already have a rodent infestation, but can’t get rid of them, contact Erdye’s for a FREE inspection of your basement, attic or crawlspace – we’ll track down your unwanted guests and come up with a safe, reliable plan to get rid of them.