Mice are an extremely common pest on the South Shore.
They are notoriously difficult to eliminate; often, it will feel as though you've tried everything in your power to get rid of mice in your South Shore home, but they still find their way inside- even in the summer. This post and infographic covers some of the ways mice get inside, and how to keep them out.
How do mice get into my home?
Mice are extremely crafty and sometimes acrobatic creatures. They may enter your home through unsealed chimneys and vents or openings along your roofline, which they can access via branches and overgrowth touching the home.
Mice may also gain access through doors and windows that are not closed securely, or have damaged or loose screens. Other major access points include small cracks and crevices around your foundation or openings around utility lines. They do not need much space to squeeze through and will take advantage of whatever is available to them.
How do I keep mice out of my house?
To prevent mice from getting into your home, remove food sources by storing food in airtight containers and cleaning regularly, especially in kitchen and dining areas. Keep spaces organized and free of clutter to reduce viable nesting areas.
Removing items that attract mice is a good first step, but it won't be much help if they have easy access to the inside of your home. Seal openings in foundation and around utility lines, and ensure that windows, doors, and screens close securely and are intact. Remember, mice only need an opening the size of a dime to get in.
Finally, call a rodent control expert. Handling a mouse infestation on your own can be dangerous and costly, and their rapid reproduction rates make it nearly impossible to keep up if you're not well-trained on the many nuances of mouse control.
Ready to bring in the professionals to handle your mouse problem? Call Burgess Pest today to schedule a free estimate and find out why our team is New England's #1 choice for rodent control.