BLOG / PART 2: HOW TO GET RID OF MICE IN THE GARAGE
Categories: Mice and Rats
In Part 1 of our Mice series we talked about finding mice in your BBQ, today we are discussing why mice are one of the pests most commonly found in garages. Why? Because your garage offers the perfect amount of shelter, and is close to your home to find food sources. There are some things that you can do to keep mice our of garage and make sure they don't come back.
Why do Mice Love Garages?
A garage is full of anything from tools, boxes, summer toys, bicycles and more, which makes it the perfect place for any mouse to hide. If you keep bird seed or dog food in your garage, it can create an open buffet for any mouse in the area looking for food and shelter. And because mice can produce large litters in a short period of time, it is best to address an infestation of mice in garage immediately.
How to Get Rid of Mice in Garage:
Mice can squeeze through a crack or hole the size of a nickel. Sealing any cracks in your foundation, doors or walls is the most effective way to humanely deal with mice in garage.
We recommend against using poisonous baits to eradicate any mice in garage, as it’s usually a high traffic area for family and pets which might put them in danger. Although mothballs are known to keep mice away, they are also very toxic and without supervision can end up in a child or dogs mouth, causing serious illness, or in some cases death.
How to keep mice out of garage using natural methods: Peppermint is known to keep mice and rodents away from certain areas. Sprinkle some peppermint essential oil on cotton balls or plant a peppermint plant and put them in areas where you suspect mice entering your garage.
Avoid Storing Food
Your best bet to keep mice out of garage is to avoid storing bird seed and pet food that can attract them. These items are usually packaged in plastic bags that can be easily chewed through. It is best to keep any food indoors in a sealed plastic container.
If you suspect an infestation of mice in garage, you need to act quickly. Mice produce large litters in a short period of time. The longer you wait, the more difficult it can be. It’s much easier to get rid of 6 mice in garage than 30 or more. If you have extensive recurring mouse problems in your home, call a professional pest control company like Environmental Pest Control.
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