Most people don’t want to see a little mouse scurry across their living room or camper, so we have a few suggestions that are easy, non-lethal, and inexpensive for pest control.
It is never too early to begin the mouse-proofing process, so here is the perfect way to deal with rodents in the house, garage, or camper.
Cindy Mannes, a spokesperson for the National Pest Management Association shares the info you need in order to deter these pesky little critters:
“There’s never just one mouse in the house. If you see one mouse, you almost definitely have more than one.
They’re looking for the same things that humans are looking for in the winter — food, water, and shelter. They’ve gotten so good at living with humans. When you get one, others will find their way in.
Plus, they multiply very quickly.”
The first thing you should do is to inspect your home, camper, or garage, in order to see if there are any existing traces of mice.
The best time to do this is around dusk, as it is quiet and dark.
Regardless if you have found these unwanted guests or not, you should clean all possible entrances well, and leave no food around the house.
Do-It-Yourself Pest Control explains:
“Mice can enter through cracks in foundations, floors or walls. A mouse can fit through a very tiny opening due to their soft cartilages.
They can also squeeze through small gaps around utility lines and drainage pipes. All openings that are larger than 1/4″ should be sealed to exclude mice.”
Mice hate aluminum foil, so make sure you line all entry points with it and wrap any food you leave in the basement or garage.
Here is a short video on how to make a simple, humane mousetrap!
Here are a few simple ways to make a catch-and-release mousetrap in a few minutes:
- Soak cotton balls in peppermint oil, and then distribute them in the garage, camper, and the entire house.
- Tuck or tape dryer sheets into and around any gaps and cracks in the house to deter rodents from entering. Change them on every two weeks.
- Place a few soap bars in the garage and camper, and their strong smell will keep the rodents at bay
By taking these steps above, you will definitely find living in a rodent-free home a pleasant experience!