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How To Prevent Mice From Taking Over Your Oregon Home

September 18, 2019

Do not be fooled by the cute noses and soft bodies of mice. These adorable rodents may be fine as pets, but they are the last creatures you want roaming freely in your home. When temperatures drop, mice infestations rise. As we head into fall and winter, your home could be at risk. If you would like to find out how to keep mice out of your home during the colder months, stick around.

a mouse eating fallen food product on the floor of an oregon kitchen

Why Mice Are Worse During The Wintertime

A mouse's first instinct when the weather gets cold is to find shelter, someplace to get away from the frigid air of winter. In the wild, they find this shelter in holes in the ground as well as in trees. These areas provide mice the basics for survival. Our houses, on the other hand, are temperature-controlled, stockpiled with snacks, and filled with nooks and crannies for mice to hide and build nests. There isn’t a mouse that wouldn’t pick your home over a hole in the ground.

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Home

Our goal today is to help you get your home sealed and as unattractive to invading mice as possible so that when furry invaders are seeking shelter this winter, your home is not open for business. Here are some ways you can do this:

1. Inspect the exterior of your home for gaps and cracks and seal them using wire mesh and a caulking gun. Keep in mind that though mice cannot squeeze through some holes, they might chew on them till they can.

2. Make sure all of your window and door screens are in good working order.

3. Reduce moisture in and around your home by fixing leaks and eliminating water buildup.

4. Store leftover foods in airtight containers, and consider transferring boxed goods such as cereal into plastic containers to keep them safe from mice.

5. Clean regularly and in places that you might be prone to forget such as under and behind refrigerators and stoves.

How Kanga Can Help If Rodents Invade

Here at Kanga Pest Control, we are in the business of getting mice and other pests out of homes. If despite your attempts to keep mice away from your home, they are still able to invade, our rodent trapping and exclusion services are exactly what you need.

To find out more about how we handle rodents or to schedule a service visit for your Oregon home, reach out to us today.

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