The springtime makes people think about warm weather, sunny days, playing outdoors and Easter time. It also makes people think of cute little bunnies and chocolate candy.
What you may not be thinking about is furry little mice. Well, maybe you should as mice come to life during the springtime weather.
Mice in the House
After the cold stops and it warms up outside, the mice will begin to start their assault on homes. They find ways into houses, garages, and attics and can start to make a home there.
A mouse can fit through a hole as small as a dime and once they find somewhere to make a nest, they tend to stay. They also can get in through loose vents and up onto the roof of a house from a low hanging branch. Once there they can usually find a small gap to fit in.
They also will go after bird feeders, which attracts them closer to your home and gives them even more reason to look for a way in. Mice can feed on a small amount of food and can find water to drink in any home. Fortunately, some of the ways to deter mice from making your home theirs can be easy.
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Cleaning the Kitchen
Cleaning up the kitchen is the first place to start. Getting all the dishes washed and put up. Making sure that you have swept the floors and gotten all the crumbs off the ground is another must.
Going through and making sure that sticky bottles are cleaned off such as syrup and honey will give them less to feed on. You can take time to go through and seal all open containers or put them in Tupperware that can seal tightly.
Sealing Exterior Access Points
Going outside and looking for ways that they can be making their way in and sealing these access points up will help eliminate the chance that mice can find an easy spot to get in.
Also going through and trimming any branches that may hang over the edge of the roof can keep them from coming in through bathroom vents.
Mice and Rodent Control
The last thing that you can do is try to get rid of mice that you already have in your home. There are many different ways to go about doing this such as traps and bait. They are two very different options and both have their pros and cons.
Croach® can advise on what is best for you and take care of all the details – including rodent disposal and clean up. If you see mouse droppings or signs of unexplained chewing on wires or food packets, call Croach® right away!Free Pest Inspection