The Trick To Keeping Mice Out Of Your West Palm Beach Home
February 5, 2021
Everything would be perfect if we didn’t also have rodent problems, but then again, there isn’t a city in America that doesn’t have trouble with these pests. If you enjoy living here in West Palm Beach, but don’t enjoy the thought of mice invading your home, here are some great tips to keep them out.
What Rodents Live Here In West Palm Beach?
Homeowners here in West Palm Beach share their properties with many rodents, the most common of which are mice. This furry pest is known worldwide for its sly nature and unique ability to invade homes without detection. What makes this pest so good at what it does? Three things: dexterity, intelligence, and strong teeth. If a hole isn’t big enough for a mouse to squeeze through, it will chew on it until it is. If there is a foot gap between a tree branch and an open third-story window on your home, a mouse will make the jump. Long story short, if mice want to get into your home, they have many entry points to do so.
Why Mice Want To Invade Your Home
Mice are one of a few rodent species that prefer living inside with humans rather than outside in the wild. Our homes not only provide these pests with adequate shelter from unfavorable conditions outside but also a nearly infinite supply of food and water. The only thing that limits mice is how easily accessible these needs are.
How A Thorough Cleaning Helps Prevent Mice
Mice have an easier time finding food in a dirty home rather than a clean one. If you have a habit of not cleaning up food and drink messes as they happen, you are giving rodents every reason to invade your home. To combat mice, thoroughly clean your home at least once a week and pick up food and drink messes as they occur.
To help keep your home clean, consider limiting the number of rooms you eat and drink to just one or two as this will reduce the area in which you might drop things mice like. Finally, to limit the amount of places mice might hide, reduce clutter, and tidy up storage areas around your home.
Sealing Up Your Home’s Exterior
A mouse only needs a hole the size of a nickel to squeeze its way into your home. Keeping this in mind, here are a few exclusion tips to reduce your chances of an infestation:
Fill holes, cracks, and gaps in the exterior foundation of your home with caulk or steel wool.
Make sure your siding, shingles, roofline, windows, doors, and chimney are in good repair.
Install metal screens over exterior vents and make sure your chimney has a rodent-proof cap.
Fix damage to window/door screens and door sweeps around your home.
Repair damage to outbuildings that might allow mice to enter.
When To Call The Professionals
When it comes to mice problems, calling a professional simply makes your life easier. At Native Pest Management, we take care of the complexities of rodent control and make managing them as easy for you as possible.
Using advanced pest control strategies and industry-leading equipment, we will give your property the best chance possible to stay rodent-free year-round. Contact our team today if you have any questions about our services, or want to have a rodent infestation removed from your West Palm Beach property.