As the winter months roll in, it’s important to make sure that our homes are ready to withstand the colder weather and the critters that come along with it. One critter that homeowners should be on the lookout for this January is the pesky mouse. Mice are known for their destructive habits and can cause significant damage to your home, such as chewing through electrical wires and contaminating food. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can prevent mice from taking over your home this January with the help of Patriot Pest Solutions.
1. Seal Up Your Home:
The first step to preventing a mouse infestation in your home is to make sure that all possible entry points are sealed up. Mice can squeeze through even the smallest of cracks, so it’s important to check your home for any openings and seal them up with steel wool or silicone caulk. Common entry points include gaps around pipes, air conditioning units, and electrical wiring. At Patriot Pest Solutions, we specialize in rodent proofing your home and can identify and seal all potential entry points to keep mice out.
2. Keep a Tidy Home:
Mice are attracted to clutter and food spills, so it’s important to keep your home tidy and free of any potential food sources. Be sure to clean up any spills or crumbs immediately and keep food stored in airtight containers. You should also make sure to take out your trash regularly and avoid leaving pet food out overnight. By keeping a clean and tidy home, you can make it less attractive to mice looking for a warm place to nest.
3. Maintain Your Yard:
Your yard can also be a potential entry point for mice, especially if there are any bushes or shrubs located near your home. Mice love to nest in these types of areas, so it’s important to keep them trimmed and away from your home. You should also consider storing firewood away from your home and keeping your garage doors closed to prevent mice from entering.
4. Call in the Professionals:
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, mice can still find their way into your home. That’s where Patriot Pest Solutions comes in. Our team of certified pest control specialists can help identify any potential entry points and provide effective and safe trapping and baiting solutions to get rid of any existing mice. We also offer ongoing preventative maintenance services to ensure that your home remains mouse-free.
Preventing a mouse infestation in your home this January requires a proactive approach. By sealing up your home, keeping a tidy home, maintaining your yard, and calling in the professionals when necessary, you can prevent mice from taking over your home and causing costly damage. At Patriot Pest Solutions, we’re committed to providing our customers with effective and safe solutions to eliminate pest problems. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help keep your home pest-free this winter.