Have you noticed an unusual, ammonia like smell, seen small dark droppings, greasy marks on walls or skirting boards or noticed shredded materials or gnaw marks? Then you may have mice in your property. Mice are usually nocturnal and can remain hidden for a long time before you even begin to suspect a problem.
How Mice Enter Homes
Before they can settle down in your hidden corners, mice first need to gain access. This is not usually much of a problem for them. They are very resourceful and flexible! In fact, they can squeeze their bodies through tiny holes in walls, windows, floorboards, tiles and slates.
If you have an old house, you may find it impossible to completely seal yourself away from mice. After all, you don’t want to live in a prison either. However, inspect your property to see where the weaknesses are, and be vigilant!
How to Prevent Mice from Entering Your Home
The most effective solution to mouse infestations is to prevent them from gaining access to your property in the first place. Remember that mice can contort their bodies through very small cracks in the walls and timber. Check your property for holes and cavities, and fill them in. Steel wool provides a good barrier, for example.
Mice come inside in search of shelter, warmth and food. Don’t make it easy for them! Store all foods in sealed fridges or airtight containers. Clean up all scraps. Watch out for tiny crumbs on the floor around ovens or under tables. Remember to clear away and store all foods at the end of the day. And ensure all bins are properly lidded.
By taking these simple precautions, you can reduce your chances of being invaded by these pests. If they do get a foothold on your property and you feel overwhelmed by the scale of the infestation, contact your local pest control service to help you get rid of mice quickly
Do you have any mouse problem? Contact us today or call 1890 666 444 for expert advice on how to get rid of mice quickly.