What Steps Should You Take Now to Prevent Mice from Moving In?

Prevent Mice From Entering Your Home
Prevent Mice From Entering Your Home

As the nights turn frosty, mice start looking for a cozy place to hole up for the winter. Your Monmouth County, NJ home offers these furry, four-legged pests a warm and inviting place to set up housekeeping. If mice start nibbling around your home, NJ pest control experts recommend yanking up the welcome mat – quickly!

Unwelcome Guests

Mice are prolific breeders with voracious appetites. Their constant gnawing can cause considerable damage. These rodents also carry harmful parasites and can transmit diseases dangerous to humans.

Keep Mice Out

Our NJ pest control experts recommend taking the following steps to prevent mice from moving into your home:

  • Seal the exterior of your home from invading rodents. Mice can squeeze through holes and cracks the size of a dime. Caulk or seal any cracks in masonry or siding and around door and window frames. Screen vents. Pay particular attention to door sweeps, especially on your garage door, a favorite rodent point of entry.
  • Inspect the roof for possible rodent entry points and make necessary repairs. Rodents can climb up drain spouts, enter attics from trees and scurry along wires or pipes to enter homes.
  • Deny mice places to hide and shelter by removing clutter and garden debris from around your house. Relocate wood piles away from your house and garage. Trim shrubbery and trees which can serve as bridges to your home.
  • Keep stored birdseed and pet food in rodent-proof containers.
  • Inspect the interior of your home, particularly the attic, basement and entry points for wires and pipes. Seal any openings.

Protect your home from invading mice. Call Allison Pest Control for a free pest inspection today.