Anyone who rents or owns a home is familiar with a squeaky four-legged problem that can arise. Mice can enter any home at any time. It doesn’t matter if your house is dirty or in pristine condition, they can find their way in – in other words, mice don’t discriminate, and any home is fair game for their nest-seeking intuitions.
That’s why it’s important to take proactive steps to protect your home and help prevent mice from entering before it turns into a costly and gross problem that you have to deal with; so, if you’re looking to get rid of those mice in your house and to do so as quickly as possible, here are few do-it-yourself (or, DIY) tips to keep in mind.
Stop Mice From Entering Your Home by Sealing Entry Points
One of the quickest and easiest ways to stop mice from entering your home is by taking proactive steps, that is to say, in advance of noticing any explicit problems. You’ll want to start by eliminating any and all possible entry points. If mice can’t find an easy way to get inside, they’ll give up and move on. To do this, you’ll want to seal the exterior of your home. Pay close attention to any vents, pipes, windows, and doors. Those are the main places that mice get in. Once inside, mice will make a nest, search for food and water, make babies, and create a cozy nest. It’s a lot easier to prevent the problem than stopping it, particularly once it begins to spiral out of control.
Eliminate Food Sources to Prevent Mice Population from Growing
Mice love to eat. It’s one of the main reasons that they seek out food. In order to get rid of mice in your home, you need to eliminate their food source. Store food that has already been opened in plastic containers. Don’t leave dirty dishes or crumbs out, mice will always find their way to those. Put your garbage cans high up on platforms to eliminate easy access. Finally, pick up the fruit that has fallen from your yard which is a huge attraction for mice. Understanding the habits of mice will help you eliminate them quickly and safely.
Find Licensed Experts to Stop the Problem
For those living in the Toronto area, you’ll find yourself face to face with unwanted critters at all hours of the day. That’s why it’s important to protect your home from rodents, cockroaches, bedbugs, pavement or carpenter ants, wasps, hornets and bees, millipedes, centipedes, and spiders, as well as fruit flies. To get rid of mice and other pests, you’ll want a company that uses extermination chemicals that is safe for children, pets, elderly, and pregnant women to be around. To find a trustworthy company that has your best interests at heart when it comes to getting rid of pests; in other words, choose operations that have technicians who are licensed with the Ministry of Environment and can provide an Ontario extermination card.
With preventative measures, as well as determined action in the face of a problem, your mice conundrum can be easily solved – that is, if it ever arises to begin with.