Pest control for mice is a continual need for American families. Mice can contaminate the food in your pantry, leave droppings all over your house, and make annoying noises in your walls during all hours of the day. Some homes are more susceptible to mouse infestation than others, but there are many steps you can take to help prevent or reduce mouse infestations.
Keep reading to learn how taking a few simple precautions can help avoid the need for pest control for mice in your home.
Practice Smart Food Storage
Food should be stored in glass or metal containers with secure lids. Plastic containers are no good because mice can chew through them. Mice can easily access shelves too, so moving food to higher locations does no good. If bags or boxes have been chewed through, the food is already contaminated and must be thrown away.
Keep the Kitchen Tidy
Household cleanliness does play a role in attracting mice into your home. Leaving crumbs and morsels on counters or floors is an open invitation to mice to help themselves. Keep all kitchen surfaces clean, don’t leave dirty dishes sitting in the sink, and keep garbage cans secure to deter mice from feasting in your kitchen.
Secure Your Drains
That’s right – mice can enter your home through open drains. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that a screen with small holes is fastened over every sink, tub, and shower drain in the house. This is also a good way to ensure that small objects such as jewelry are not washed down the drain. Remember, mice can squeeze through holes the diameter of a pencil, so make sure the screens have tiny holes.
Once mice have invaded your home, the best course of action is to contact a pest control to eliminate the mice. An ideal pest control company will use the least amount of application necessary to get rid of the mice. They will also be able to locate and seal any possible entry points to prevent more mice from entering the house an re-colonizing.
North Fulton Pest Solutions has over 40 years of experience with pest control for mice and many other pests. Serving the families and businesses of the Atlanta area for that long means that we have seen it all when it comes to pest control.