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Mice and rats are known to find their way indoors when the weather turns cold, but did you know that they also could come indoors even when the weather is warm? It doesn’t matter whether you live in the city or the country, or if your house is new or old. The fact is that mice can enter an opening as small as a quarter of an inch! If you spot signs of these rodents inside of your home or business, contact AAA Termite and Pest Control for help!
Rodents are known to carry at least 25 diseases that can be harmful to humans. Plus, fleas can hitch a ride indoors by attaching to mice, which opens up the door to another pest problem. If you are looking for ways to keep rodents out of your home or business in Cordova, check out these tips.
Seal gaps or openings
Since mice can squeeze through an opening the size of their head or as small as a quarter of an inch, be sure to inspect the foundation, and around windows and doors for any openings. Also, check around access points where plumbing pipes or wiring enter your home or building. Sealing up these access points also will decrease your chance of dealing with any other type of pest issue.
Keep it clean
Mice and other pests love filth, food, water, and crumbs. They also prefer piles of boxes or clutter. Therefore, it is essential to keep your home or business clean. Avoid leaving food out or unsealed. Clean spills when they occur and don’t leave crumbs on tables and floors. It also is a good idea to take the trash out daily so that it doesn’t attract mice or other pests. Remove clutter in your home or office as these areas create the perfect nesting space for rodents. If you must store important paperwork, do so in a plastic sealed container, not in boxes that mice easily can be chew through.
Store food properly
If open containers or packages of food are left in your kitchen, pantry, or the break room of your business, be sure that they are properly sealed. The same goes for pet food at home – always keep it stored in an airtight container, and don’t leave your pet’s food in his or her bowl all day and night. Instead, only serve your pet what he or she will eat in one sitting.
Get a cat
If you’re a homeowner, consider getting a cat. House cats, either indoors or out, are great repellents for mice. They like to catch small rodents, and can help keep mice from entering your home, or at least from making it very far once inside!
Setting mouse traps is another good way of getting rid of these pesky rodents. Be sure to use an attractive bait such as peanut butter or cheese. Also, once set, store the traps in an area that is not accessible by kids or pets such as behind large furniture or underneath the couch near the wall. Don’t forget to check your traps often!
Hire a Professional Mouse Trapper in Memphis
Regardless of the temperature outside, mice will come inside looking for food and water. There certainly are effective tips to help ward off mice, but if it doesn’t seem to be helping, contact the experts at AAA Termite and Pest Control by calling (901) 737-7378. We provide termite and pest control services to the areas of Cordova and Memphis.