One of the worst things that any homeowner has to deal with is a mouse (or mice) in their house. These creatures won’t think twice before invading your home to get shelter, food, water, and warmth. When they do, they can cause a lot of problems. Aside from the fact that mice can contaminate your food, they also carry fleas, ticks, and disease-causing pathogens. The best thing you can do is to make sure that you won’t give them a chance to find their way into your home or else you’ll need rodent control West Palm Beach.
Having a garage that’s attached to your home will make it easier for these rodents to get inside. When you leave your garage door open for a long time or if your garage door is uneven, you can expect mice to gain access to your home quickly. To keep this from happening, it’s best to be mindful of leaving the garage floor open and of installing weather stripping on the garage door.
Mice can easily squeeze themselves through small cracks and dime-sized holes in the foundation of your home. If you spot gaps that are big enough for mice to get through around your stacked stone and rubble foundations, be sure to fill them with silicone caulk.
In case you’re not aware, mice are excellent climbers. They shouldn’t have a hard time climbing up the downspouts and along the gutters as they look for any kind of opening that’s near or on your roof. For this reason, you might want to install a gutter mesh to keep these rodents at bay.
Since scaling a chimney isn’t a problem for mice, it can also be a possible portal of entry for them. Keep mice out of the chimney by using metal chimney bases and chimney caps.
The pest control experts at O’Hara Pest Control can help you keep your home rodent-free all-year-round! Call us to schedule your inspection with our rodent control West Palm Beach expert!