What Attracts Mice In Your Eureka Home?

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For some people, it can be hard to consider mice as pests. After all, how can the adorable furry rodents you see running on wheels at the local pet store ever be any trouble? The reality is that mice, when contained, can be fun household pets. They do not, however, keep their “fun” appeal when they are roaming free inside your attic and wall voids. Today, we are talking about how mice get into homes, along with some simple ways you can keep your home protected against wild, not-so-fun, mice.

How Mice Get In, and How To Keep Them Out

As summer ends and we head into the colder months, rodents of all shapes and sizes, including mice, try to find ways into homes. The difference between mice and most other home-invading animals is their size. The average mouse only needs a hole the size of a nickel to squeeze into your home. These holes are most often found in foundations.

As for how to keep mice out, your best friends are going to be a caulking gun and a little bit of steel wool. These can be used in unison to seal up small to medium sized holes and cracks around the exterior of your home by first filling the opening with steel wool and finishing off with some caulk applied using the caulking gun. Along with this, keeping your home tidy, storing food in sturdy containers, and making sure nothing is leaking will also help in keeping mice at bay.

Signs That Mice Are Already In Your Home

Although mice are common fall and winter invaders, there is the chance of them invading a home at any point in the year. To find out if this is the case for your home, here are some signs to look out for.

  • Small pellet-sized black droppings
  • Holes gnawed through walls, ceilings, and cabinets.
  • A noticeable smell of urine.
  • Gnaw marks on wooden items around your home such as table and chair legs.
  • Unusual behavior in your pets.
  • Mice themselves

Why Call Accurate

If you find any of the above signs in your home, your next step should be to seek professional help. Here at Accurate, we have professional pest control technicians. With reliability and quality at our core, you can trust that, when you hire us to handle your mice problem, we will get the job done right.

To find out more about our rodent control services, or to schedule an appointment for your home, give us a call today. And remember, if it’s not us, it’s not Accurate.