Figure Out How the Mice are Getting In
Mice only need a tiny hole to squeeze through. Look for holes and gaps around windows, doors, eaves, flashing, and fans. Make sure your weather stripping is tight with no gaps.
Small holes can quickly enlarge, and you may soon have more than a rodent infestation. Raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, roof rats, and possums have all been known for finding their way through small holes. Keeping mice and other pests out of your house is the most important step to preventing future infestations.
Seal the Entry Holes and Set Traps Nearby
Caulk around pipes and other entry points in the basement and along the foundation. Screen all vent openings and chimneys. Stuff larger holes with steel wool. Mice cannot chew through steel wool, so they will be unable to reopen the hole.
Remove Mouse Urine
Thoroughly wash any areas where you have seen mice or evidence of mice. Mouse urine attracts other mice, and your problem will reoccur if you do not get rid of mouse urine odors.
Call in a Professional
If you think you have an infestation of mice a professional pest control company can inspect and get a treatment plan in place. Swift Pest Control technicians have all the tools to get rid of the mice in your home.