Are Mice Attracted to Dog Poop

Are Mice Attracted to Dog Poop?

Have you ever let your dogs go about their business in the yard without picking up after them? Dog poop is unfortunately not a very good fertilizer. It may stain your lawn and attract rodents, which might then try to move into your home. If you have a dog, it is best that you pick up after them every time. Mice and rats will come feed on whatever they find in the yard. If there are mice on your property and you need help, call Mouse Control. We provide guaranteed mouse removal in the Greater Toronto Area.

Mice are omnivores, so they will feed on practically anything, even dog poop. Dog poop contains bits of undigested food that attract mice. Because mice are so small, they will nibble on whatever they find within the poop. It’s gross, but it’s a handy way to survive. Mice feed on the tiniest scraps and crumbs that other animals leave behind. They also feed on fresh fruits, seeds, fungi, and insects – all of which are available in suburban yards. If you want to avoid mice, be sure to limit these foods and pick them up after your pet.

Mice are drawn to yards and homes where they can find food. If you have fruit trees, pick up their fruit as soon as they fall to the ground. Use row covers or ultrafine mesh to protect your produce and feed the birds sparingly. Do not leave pet food outside, especially at night. Use lidded garbage cans and store them out of reach, within a shed or garage. Indoors, store food in airtight containers. Keep the kitchen clean and vacuum regularly to reduce the smell of food. Mice and other pests can smell that your home is full of food.

How to Get Rid of Mice

If you are currently dealing with a mouse problem, you will need to deep clean the home, block entry points, and set lots of traps. Clean the house from top to bottom and get rid of as much clutter as you can. Mice like to hide in dark, quiet corners. Then, seal off any cracks you find on the exterior of the home with caulking or epoxy. You can also use mesh to cover vents and put weatherstripping under your doors. Finally, set several traps in areas of mouse activity, such as kitchen cabinets. Avoid using traps outdoors because you risk hurting chipmunks and other harmless creatures.

Call Mouse Control for guaranteed service. We provide effective solutions to all mouse problems. We can find where the mice are coming from, eliminate them quickly, and block out all of their entry points to ensure that no more mice get inside. Our technicians use a high-quality rodenticide in boxes that are only accessible to mice. This eliminates the entire population within a matter of weeks. Call Mouse Control today for pest control in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.

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