How to Prevent Mice From Entering Your Home

Are you worried about mice infestation in your home? The best way to avoid mice infestation is to prevent mice from entering your home. Unfortunately, mice have flexible skeletons that allow them to enter your home through tiny gaps that may appear smaller than the size of the rodent. Their ability to squeeze into homes through the smallest of the gaps allows them to gain entry through holes and cracks that occur in foundations, floors and walls as the building materials deteriorate. So, it is recommend calling mouse control Toronto service when you see even one mouse in your home. 

However, it is important to remember that almost every home is a candidate for mice infestation. This is because mice can also gain entry into your home through gaps in windows, doors, and sewer line. They also have an amazing climbing ability, which allows them to gain entry through roof areas. To prevent mice from entering your home, you should seal all gaps and cracks that may let in the rodents. Although every home is different, some of the main mice entry points that you should seal include poorly sealed windows and door flames. Doors that hang too high off the ground offer easy access to your home. Mice can also easily chew loose rubber weather stripping to gain entry into your home.

The other common entry point is through the roof vents. Roof offers many potential access points for mice. You can prevent mice from entering your home through the roof by repairing damaged roofing and using wire mesh to seal any gaps. Mice can also gain entry through the utility and HVAC lines that run through the exterior walls. In most occasions, the holes cut for running electrical, heating, conditioning, and water lines are usually big enough for mice to enter your home through the gaps. You should use stainless steel wire wool and caulking to seal all the gaps.

Mice can also enter your home through weep vents and gaps between building materials. Weep vents are important structural openings designed to help keep the structure dry and thus, should never be entirely sealed. Other important structural openings that should never be entirely sealed include the air bricks. The best way you can prevent mice from entering your home through these important structural openings is by covering them with a fine galvanized wire mesh. The wire mesh will prevent mice from entering your home, but allow air to circulate.

It is also important to note that mice can also enter your home through opened doors and windows. You can reduce the chances of mice entering your home through opened doors and windows by clearing all bushes and vegetation around your home. Long grass and vegetation around your home will provide mice with shelter and potential nesting sites.