Spring is Here, Why Aren't These Mice Leaving?
May 16, 2018
When the weather gets cold mice will often seek shelter in homes. They like to find a cozy warm spot to make their nest, ideally one that is close to a food source. As they get comfortable in your home for the winter they can cause lots of damage and leave their droppings everywhere. You might hold your breath waiting for warm weather to come so these mice will vacate your property, but don’t hold it too long! Mice do not just pack up and move to summer dwellings when the weather improves. Your home offers them everything they need, so why would they leave? If you find mice, don’t just wait for them to go away on their own. You need to take proactive steps to eliminate these destructive creatures, including calling for professional services.
Be it summer or winter, mice in your home can do a lot of damage. They have to gnaw so they will eat wood, chew through wires, chomp on plastic and ruin whatever they can sink their teeth into. They like to make their nests out of soft and warm materials, including your insulation, stored away seasonal clothing, holiday decorations and more. As they gather up their materials they leave urine and droppings everywhere they scurry, contaminating your home. We haven’t even talked about what happens when they get into your living spaces like your kitchen cabinets and into food stored in your pantry. Yuck!
There are things you can do at home to help prevent mice. Try sealing up any cracks in your foundation or siding. Make sure you have weather stripping around windows and doors, particularly garage doors. Keep your basement, attic, and garage clean and limit clutter. Seal food in airtight containers, including pet and bird food.
While trying DIY methods is better than doing nothing, they are often ineffective. If mice want to get in to get warm and find food, they likely will. Montgomery Exterminating technicians are experts at assessing where and why you have a mouse problem. They will work with you to trap and eliminate mice from your Tulsa home. Contact us at the first sign of mice so that we can limit the damage and help protect you and your family from these annoying pests with a year-round pest control plan.