When the temperature outside begins to drop, humans won't be the only living creatures looking for some place warm to retreat to. Those pesky mice will also be looking to warm up and your home will serve as the perfect location. If you're anything life the average person, this likely isn't your ideal scenario. Make sure you know what to do to keep mice out of your home all season long.
Keep Things Tidy
Mice that come inside a home aren't just looking for warmth. They are also on the hunt for food. If your home is warm and they have access to all the food they want – why would they leave?
Make an effort to promptly clean any dirty dishes leftover in the sink, secure the lids for on opened food containers in the pantry and avoid leaving out more food than your pet is actually about to consume. While this won't necessarily prevent mice from coming inside, it will make your home less inviting, making them leave much faster.
Keep The Doors Closed
The same way you walk in and out of the doors of your home a mice can also do so just as easily. Make an effort to keep all the doors closed, including the garage door.
In terms of the garage, the longer you leave the door open, the more time mice have to get inside and the easier it will be for them to then gain access to the interior spaces of your home. Even if they don't come inside, they can set up nest and cause extensive damage.
Create A Seal
The best way to keep mice out is to create a seal around your home. To achieve this, spend a weekend sealing any holes, gaps and cracks around the exterior of your home. Remember to seal the crack even if it small, as mice can easily fit through even the tiniest of openings.
If the hole is on the larger side, it might be a good idea to also place wire mesh in the hole as this will make it harder for the mice to pass through. To further boost your efforts to keep mice away, spread a non-toxic repellent over the opening.
If your efforts aren't working and things are getting out of hand, don't hesitate to contact a pest control professional like Ace Walco & Sons Termite & Pest Control to help rid your home of mice and any other pests.