Freezing temperatures can cause mice to look for shelter inside residential buildings, which could include your own home. You might need a NJ mouse exterminator to handle these rodents, but there are ways to keep them out of your home.
Close Gaps and Cracks
Mice can easily get through these tiny openings around your home. Seal up any cracks or gaps you find with steel wool, caulk, or both. This should make it harder for mice to get into your home.
Store Food Carefully
Don’t give mice convenient sources of food, and keep in mind that they can tear through packaging. Store food in airtight, sealed containers to keep mice out.
Fix Moisture Problems
Moisture from leaks and other issues can provide mice with water sources. Fix leaky pipes, unclog drains, and eliminate other sources of moisture to prevent a mouse problem.
Secure Doors and Windows
Mice can gain entrance to your home through gaps in or around windows and under doors. Installing door sweeps helps stop them from squeezing under doors. Replacing torn screens and sealing window gaps helps keep them from getting in through windows.
Install Chimney and Vent Screens
Don’t forget about your roof. Mice can get into your home through roof openings, such as vents and chimneys. Putting screens on these openings makes it more difficult for mice to gain entry to your home.
If you need a NJ mouse exterminator this season, contact Allison Pest Control. Our expert pest control technicians can eliminate mouse infestations in your home.