Fall is coming, meaning mice are looking for a warm home to spend the winter. To ensure you don’t deal with any unwanted house guests, take a few precautionary steps now to protect your house from mice. At Animal Remover, we pride ourselves in safe, reliable, and effective animal removal and control, so we understand the importance of protecting your home from wildlife. Follow these tips to protect your home from mice this fall.
Clean Your Yard
To prevent mice from getting into your house, prevent them from getting into your yard. In the fall, mice look for a warm place to nest. Before discovering your house, they most likely invade your yard, in places like brush and wood piles. Keep your yard clean by raking up any fallen leaves, removing any brush piles, and keeping firewood piles far from the house. At Animal Remover, we recommend keeping firewood piles at least 20 feet away from your house. The fewer places mice have to hide in your yard, the less likely they are to find a way into your home.
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Seal Your Foundation
Generally, mice get into your home through cracks and holes in the foundation. To ensure mice don’t have an easy entryway, seal up any cracks or holes you see in your house. Because mice can chew through most anything, be sure to seal cracks with cement.
Seal Your Food
If mice get into your house, they will immediately search for food. Having a constant food supply in your kitchen is one of the main reasons why a simple mouse problem turns into an uncontrollable infestation. To prevent this problem, seal your food in airtight plastic and glass containers. Store most food in your refrigerator and avoid leaving food on the countertop.
Clean Your Basement or Cellar
One of the most common breeding grounds of a mice infestation is the basement or cellar. In your basement, mice will likely find a home in dark, cluttered places, such as your storage area or closets. Similar to your yard, clearing the clutter out of your basement lowers your chances of attracting mice. At Animal Remover, we recommend clearing out any cardboard boxes, piles of clothing, or piles of paper, any place where mice are likely to nest.
Call Animal Remover
If you believe you currently have mice in your home, it is important that you deal with the problem immediately. Not only are mice a nuisance, but they can carry diseases that can be harmful to you and your family. At Animal Remover, we specialize in safe, reliable, and effective animal removal. We will work with you not only to trap and remove the infestation but prevent another from happening in the future. To learn more about our services, contact Animal Remover today!