Helpful Hints to keep the Mice Away

  • Do not panic if you suspect that you have a mice infestation in your house. It is unpleasant to hear mice scratching about within a wall or in an attic, but this is a problem that can be dealt with in an efficient manner.
  • Many homeowners worry about the possibility of becoming ill, as a result, of having mice in their living space; this is a reasonable concern. If you are extremely busy at work, why not hire a reputable cleaning company to clean your house? You will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing all surfaces have been disinfected.
  • If you have time, it is wise to do a thorough cleaning of your home after a mice infestation. Not only will you feel better, but you will also destroy any remaining germs or bacteria.
  • If you sometimes leave your garage door open while you are, say, working on your lawn mower, consider closing it. A mouse will often take the opportunity to run through an open door when no human is watching.
  • If you have lots of clutter in your basement or attic, get rid of it. Mice love to nestle in dark corners among long-forgotten debris – they are much less likely to settle in a neat-as-a-pin storage area.
  • Check your floors for buildups of dust; if you do not regularly sweep, vacuum, or mop a part of your floor – perhaps under a corner table or a heavy chair – you are unintentionally creating an inviting space for a mouse. Clean and vacuum your entire floors often.
  • If you have a cat or a dog, you might leave its food out at all times for its convenience. You should know that rodents, like mice, like to nibble on pet food; if you put away your pet food in a sealed container after your pet has eaten, you will be less likely to attract mice.
  • Ask your mice exterminator to recommend some steps you can take to make your home less appealing to mice – and be sure to follow the advice you receive. A simple step like carefully sweeping up all crumbs in your kitchen every night can keep the mice away.
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