Wednesday, 31 December 2014

How to prevent a mice infestation

If you have a mice infestation in your house, it’s important to make sure that you take care of it as quickly as possible. But the best approach is to prevent the mice from getting a foot hold in your house in the first place if at all possible. Here are a few ways you can do this.

Control Their Food Supply

Mice can only gain a foothold in your house if they have access to food. Generally this means food that you leave out. Contrary to popular belief, mice aren’t that enamored of cheese in the wild. What they love is something with more nutrients like anything with grain in it such as bread or cereal. They also tend to love peanut butter and other nuts since it’s what they also often eat in the wild.

If you keep your sources of food put away in cabinets or other secure areas that are high up and difficult for mice to access, then you will make it impossible for them to have enough resources to stay and infest your house.


Control Their Breeding Habits

Mice often need access to materials in order to form a nest. They also have to have free access to various parts of your house in order to move back and forth to collect food and other materials.  Therefore, it’s important to make sure you properly seal all holes in your home to make it harder for mice to get into your house in the first place.

It’s also important to make sure that you make it more difficult for mice to rip up materials like cardboard for nesting material. You should put all such materials away in a secure location, and you should also comb over your house in order to find areas where mice might be getting in in order to properly seal them up.

Call Professionals

Ultimately, the best approach for getting rid of an imminent mouse infestation before it occurs is to contact an extermination professional. They will be able to make sure that you are doing everything right and that you haven’t missed everything.

They will also often have the best materials for controlling the infestation; including equipment and chemicals that you just don’t have access to as a non-professional. In fact, many professional pest control companies will have enough experience that they will be able to identify the exact breed of mouse that’s trying to establish a colony in your home.

This will allow them to change their approaches to deal with your specific problem in terms of general breeding habits.



If you need advice about mice, rats, cluster flies and or bees or would like assistance removing them from your home, call Avon Pest Control on 01926 632 929 or click here to request a quote.

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