How to keep mice out of your home
Have you been struggling with indoor mice in winter this year? Then we are here to help! Here are our top tops to rid your home of mice as 2022 draws to a close.
Survey your property
First of all, scope out any openings and access points. We recommend that all property owners perform a regular inspection of their home, taking the time to look out for any gaps, crevices, and cracks. Remember, mice can get in through some seriously tiny gaps, so don’t underestimate their efforts to make it into your home! With the temperature plummeting outside, they’re keener than ever.
Fill in any gaps
If you do spot any holes and cracks, be sure to cover or fill them. This is a really easy job – all you need is some caulk and a few minutes to spare. There is a great selection of fillers, foams and putties available at hardware stores and online – and there are plenty of articles and videos out there to guide you through the process if you are lacking in DIY experience.
Keep food away from your house
One thing that attracts mice without fail is food – so be sure to get rid of anything that would tempt them towards your home. If you like to feed the birds in your garden, try to use as little food as possible and set it out as far from your property as you can. In terms of rubbish bins, do you best to ensure that they are located away from the house too.
Keep your kitchen clean
A kitchen that is full of food waste is heaven for a mouse – so be sure to keep yours clean! If you do a lot of cooking or baking, you should always check that your ingredients are sealed and stored away when you are not using them. Wipe down your countertops after any food prep, as mice are attracted to the tiniest morsels of food. Last but not least, make sure that your indoor bins are not overflowing with food!
Get a cat
As far as pest control methods go, there is one that has been proven to be effective for thousands of years. That’s right – you could get a cat! We know that this is a big step to take, and we would only recommend this to people who are serious about getting a pet anyway. There is a reason that everyone from farmers to the UK civil service use cats to keep mice at bay though – it’s in their very natures to hunt them down.
We’re here to help
If you are worried about a mouse problem in your home, then we recommend reaching out to your local pest control experts for advice. We deal with mice in properties all over Essex, tailoring our approach to suit each home and the people who live in it. No problem is too big or too small for us to handle, and we would love to help you in whatever way we can. The sooner you get in touch, the sooner you can say goodbye to the mice who have made themselves at home in your property this winter.