Are you ever lying in bed at night, all snuggled up under you blanket while the cold winter wind is blowing outside and then…you hear it. It’s a faint, tiny scratching sound. What could it be? Well, not to burst your bubble here, but it probably is a mouse. It’s nearly inevitable that a mouse will find his way into your house, and bring all his buddies with him. What can you do to prevent these raucous rodents from getting into your home? Read on to find out!
A mouse can get into your house through a hole no bigger than a dime. They seek shelter in your domicile in the winter when it’s too cold outside for them. They take up residence in your attic, your basement, even in the walls. There they make nests and introduce several new generations of mice in a short span of time, chew up your drywall and can even chew your electrical wires – which is very dangerous. They come out at night, which is why you can hear them in the walls or maybe even see them scurry across your bedroom floor.
The best way to keep a mouse out of your house is to simply deny them access. You can do this by inspecting your house for any opening that they can use – vents, holes where utilities come in, gaps in the flashing on your roof. Any hole you see needs to be plugged up with caulk or with something they can’t chew, such as sheet metal or concrete mortar.
Make sure your doors and windows are sealed up tight and check the wall that separates your garage from your home. Mice might be able to get into the garage easier, so make sure there’s no way they can get into your house from there.
The Best Solution
The best way to keep mice out of your home is call in the professionals. A pest control professional has no only the know-how but the experience to use in your battle against mice. They know what to look for and what to use to make your home a fortress which no mouse will enter!