Lewisville Homeowners Guide To Avoiding Mice Infestations
September 17, 2019
With fall approaching, mice start looking for warm places to overwinter and your Lewisville home may be the perfect location. Mice can contaminate your food, make your family sick with their droppings, ruin items you have in storage, cause damage to your home, and attract other pests. Keeping mice out should be a priority for Lewisville homeowners this fall. With some preventative measures and help from Adams Exterminating Company, you can protect your home from mice infestations.
How to Keep Mice Out
There are several practical and easy steps you can take to prevent mice from making your Lewisville home their home.
Some of these include:
Utilizing door guards on all exterior doors, including garages, to close gaps.
Sealing up openings around outlets, utility wire and pipe entrances, and vents with screens and foam insulation.
Repairing damaged siding, holes in your foundation, and tears in screens.
Cutting overhead branches that could serve as a mouse bridge.
Taking out the trash regularly and securing outdoor trash bins with tight-fitting lids.
Keeping food stored in air-tight containers or in the refrigerator.
Vacuuming, mopping, and cleaning up crumbs and spills frequently.
Reducing clutter and places where mice can hide in attics, basements, garages, and crawl spaces.
Keep in mind that mice can get into your home through a hole or space as small as a dime. They can climb and dig, so they can get in at the ground level but also the roof level. Mice can also chew through most materials, including concrete, aluminum, brick, and wood, so they can make their own way in where there isn’t one.
Professional Pest Control for Mice
Even with taking precautions it can be difficult to keep mice out of your Lewisville home. Mice are persistent in the pursuit of shelter and food. They are dependent on humans and are generally are not fearful of cohabitating with them. DIY methods and traps may prevent or catch a few, but where there is one mouse, there are usually more.
At Adams Exterminating Company, we can protect your Lewisville home from mice with one of our year-round protection plans or with stand-alone rodent extermination. We offer free home inspections to identify your problem and offer a treatment plan solution. With over 70 years of service to North Texas homeowners, we offer experience and have a reputation that you can trust to rid your home of mice and other pests this fall.