No matter where you live, when the temperature drops, the mice look for a warmer place to nest. They love coming into garages, storage sheds and even homes. As long as they can find a food source and a warm place, they will decide to make it home.
If mice get in your garage, they will likely find a way into your home. With an ability to fit through many tiny homes, it can be difficult to keep them out. However, they carry diseases, parasites and bacteria, so you need to keep them away. Here are some of the ways to rodent proof your garage.
Know Where they Enter
Mice are likely to enter your garage around the foundation, near pipes and wires or wherever they can find a crack, hole or gap. They will try to get in to your garage at any place they can.
Cut Off Their Way in
When you know where mice will enter, you can easily keep them out. Fill any cracks, even small ones and seal any holes or gaps you find. Keep in mind, mice are great climbers, so you want to check more than just the foundation. Trees hanging over roofs could lead to mice finding a way in above, too.
Seal and Secure Trash
If you keep your trash in the garage, make sure it remains sealed and secure at all times. This will help to keep the potential food source out of reach for mice. If possible, keep the trash outside of the garage to keep mice from getting in.
Keep your Garage Clean
Keeping your garage clean is a great way to deter mice from getting in. They are looking for food, shelter and water. When your garage is clean, they won’t have any food to go after inside the space.
Mice will find a way in if you don’t take steps to keep them out. If you already have mice in your garage or home, call a pest control expert. They will be able to take care of the infestation and get your home clear of rodents.