How Mice Get Into Mesa Homes
January 22, 2021
Anyone who doesn’t keep up proper pest control steps is almost certain to get an infestation at one point or another, and even homeowners who do keep up on proper pest control can still wind up with mice or other pests. That’s why every Mesa property owner needs to learn how mice infestations start and what you can do to prevent them.
House Mice: Extremely Common Pests
While mice are indeed tiny pests -- known as the smallest invasive rodent in the area -- they seem to be able to invade as easily as even smaller pests, like ants, do. Mice are good at finding access points around a home, or simply scratching and digging their way in, to access the food and shelter that they know is found within. They aren’t just pesky invaders, either. Mice are dangerous pests that can cause damage and track diseases and germs into your home.
What Attracts Mice & How They Get In
To avoid attracting mice populations, you have to first understand how and why these pests invade homes. They wouldn’t go through all the effort of finding or creating access points if there wasn’t a good reason for wanting in. For mice, those reasons include food, water, and shelter from the elements and the predators that hunt them. Those are pretty good reasons for a little mouse to want to get indoors, so they will take advantage of even tight openings to gain access. With their burrowing and biting, mice can turn a tiny crack or hole in the wall into a gaping entrance. Once they gain access to interior walls, they often nest directly within the walls or under the floorboards. But the most important thing to think about is how mice typically look for nesting grounds outdoors, close enough to your exterior that they can look for a way in once the nights get too cold. That’s why you need routine inspections of your home, both inside and out, as well as ongoing prevention measures, to truly avoid a mouse problem.
House Mice Prevention For Your Mesa Home
With so many areas they can take advantage of and potential access points, they can utilize, mice prevention is about curbing attractants on your property and addressing potential access points. Here are some of the best ways homeowners can reduce their risk of attracting mice:
- Food Storage: Mice can smell food from far away, so items that are left sitting out or crumbs that accumulate in those tough-to-clean areas will be like a neon “open” sign for rodents.
- Trash Storage: The food in the pantry isn’t all they’re after. Mice will root around in dumpsters and trash cans, too, so you need your bins to be well-covered and not overflowing.
- Crack Sealing: Because they can turn a tiny crack into a full-blown hole, you need to frequently inspect your exterior for faults and fix them as they arise.
Get More Than Traps, Contact Green Home Pest Control Today
While these kinds of control methods can help you reduce your risk of pests, the stark reality is that they can still find ways in and survive on the byproducts of our daily activities. That’s why partnering with pest experts is the best way to truly make sure mice stay out of your home. If rodents are already a problem, don’t waste money on bait or traps that won’t address the main issue: the source of the pest infestation. For timely and complete removal or early prevention, trust Green Home Pest Control to keep your home safe from mice. Contact us today to learn how to get started.