How to Prepare for Mice in the Colder Months

How to Prepare for Mice in the Colder Months

With winter comes mouse invasions. Mice, like us, would rather stay inside when it is cold. Who can blame them? The problem is that mice bring disease and destruction with them. Mice carry several harmful diseases and will happily chew on the wires inside your house, risking fire and power failures. Mice also smell terrible and defecate wherever they go. The best thing you can do is keep them out. If you suspect a mouse infestation in your home or if you want some help in keeping them out, call Mouse Removal Toronto.

Mice are some of the most common pests in the world. As omnivores, they feed on a variety of foods but prefer to eat fruits, vegetables, seeds, and grains. Mice are prey to many animals, so they are extremely quiet and only come out at night when it is dark. While they can survive outdoors, these are tiny little mammals that rely heavily on humans for survival. These creatures seek food, warmth, and shelter from their predators – all of which we can provide to them with our homes. Mice are especially drawn to our homes in the fall when temperatures drop.

A good way to mouse-proof the home is to start from the outside in. Reduce clutter around the yard and keep shrubs or firewood at least 4 feet away from the house. Pick up any fallen fruit your find. Take a good look at the outer structure of your home for any vulnerabilities and either block them off or seal them shut. Check your foundation and sliding for gaps and patch them appropriately. You can also cover wall vents with galvanized steel mesh – just be sure that the spaces are only 6x6mm wide. Mice commonly get inside the house when the garage door is left open or when there is a gap under the garage door, so get in the habit of leaving it closed and install some weatherstripping to the bottom.

Inside the house, store food in tightly sealed containers and stay organized. Reduce as much clutter as you can in the garage, basement, attic, pantry, and kitchen cabinets because mice love to hide in cluttered homes. Clean and vacuum regularly. You should also be sure not to leave any food out overnight and to take out the garbage on a regular basis. Fix any leaky faucets you may have to reduce moisture. Finally, check the inner nooks and crannies of the home for any holes you can fix. Check behind your appliances. Mice often nest in wall voids, floor voids, and false ceilings.

Mice are naturally sneaky so they can avoid predators and infiltrate our homes. Mouse-proofing before winter comes is a great idea because it will be much more difficult to get rid of the mice than it will be to avoid them entirely. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember that Mouse Control can help mouse-proof for you. We offer guaranteed pest-proofing services to keep mice and other rodents out of the house. Call Mouse Control today for the best mouse removal and pest-proofing services: 647-496-0492.

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