pest_miceAs the temperature drops, mice will begin looking for a warm shelter to wait out the winter. Like most other pests, mice tend to gravitate towards houses, not only for their warmth, but also for a food supply. What quickly started out as one or two mice and easily turn into a brood. Here are some tips to prevent a mice infestation in your home:

Seal Them Out – Like most pests, mice find their way into our homes through cracks and small gaps under doors. Installing weather stripping around all windows and exterior doors will help keep both mice and bugs from entering your home. Seal all cracks with caulk.

Keep It Clean – Crumbs and dirty dishes are a mice’s paradise. By vacuuming regularly and keeping up with your dishes, you are making your home a less desirable location for pests. Specifically with mice, it is also important to securely store your food to prevent diseases and contamination. It is best to transfer all dried goods into durable, hard plastic or metal storage containers.

Trim It Back – Mice are particularly good climbers. By removing branches that are touching your home, and cutting back all vegetation at least 1 foot from your home’s foundation will help make it harder for mice to scale your home.

If you discover a mice infestation in your home, give us a call at 1-800-524-8544. We will solve your problem safely, quickly and affordably. This will be done in conjunction with our Integrated Pest Management rodent elimination program. This environmentally responsible program uses the latest strategies, technologies and materials to eradicate your problem and to help keep it from returning.