Tricks To Keep Mice Out Of Your Latham Home
January 15, 2022 - Mice
Is your home a hotspot for mouse activity? This is to say, do you regularly have trouble with mice trying to get inside? Some people find these pests indoors every single winter. Maybe you haven’t yet had the unfortunate privilege of having to deal with mice indoors. Either way, we are here today to offer you some tricks to keep mice out of your Latham home. Here are some great places to start.
Organize Your Home
Mice do not just live inside wall and ceiling voids. They also take shelter in other secluded areas like storage rooms, basements, and attic spaces. Mice will even take up residence in your main living areas if there is enough clutter and if secluded areas are getting cramped with baby mice. To make sure these furry pests have trouble finding shelter inside your Latham home, do your best to keep things tidy. This should involve getting rid of items that create clutter, organizing your storage areas, and cleaning out your basement and attic.
Address Messes As They Happen
When mice live inside a home, one thing they look for is available food sources. Most often they find food by either breaking into pantries or scavenging through living areas. Make sure mice are not finding tasty treats on your floor or countertops by keeping things clean. After a meal, store leftovers inside airtight containers. When a mess happens, clean it up immediately. Wash out your trash bins regularly and make sure they have tight-fitting lids. Finally, wash under large appliances and furniture where food and drinks may have disappeared over the last few months.
Eliminate Moisture Problems
One thing that mice cannot live without is something to drink. Your home and property might provide these pests with opportunities to stay hydrated in the form of leaky pipes, clogged and overflowing gutters, rainwater build-up, full sings, and recently used bathtubs or showers. Make sure mice aren’t easily finding moisture sources by repairing broken gutters and leaky piping, eliminating sources of water build-up around your property after it rains, and keeping sinks and bathtubs clear and dry.
Check Your Home’s Exterior For Entry Points
The main way that mice find their way into homes is by crawling through damage in a home’s exterior. To help you seal off these entry points, here are some great exclusion tips to use today.
- Purchase a caulking gun and some steel wool. Use these tools to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
- Make sure all of your window/door screens are in good working condition and that they are installed properly.
- Invest in quality door sweeps for all of your home’s exterior doors.
- Keep unscreened doors and windows shut when they are not in use.
- Install wire screens over out spouts for drains and open ventilation shafts that lead out of your home.
Contact A Professional Rodent Control Provider
Most people do not have time to complete prevention tasks to keep out mice. If you are looking for a simpler and more effective way to stop these furry pests from invading your living areas, let our team at Absolute Pest Control lend you a helping hand. Our rodent control is tailor-made to fit each home we service to provide superior results. All you have to do is schedule an appointment. We will send one of our highly trained technicians your way to assess your risk of infestation, handle any mice that have already invaded, and put in place long-term defenses to keep unwanted rodents away in the future.