As we watch the weather get warmer and warmer, more of us are starting to focus on spring rather than winter. In the spring, you might find there are several pests that are starting to come out of their winter hiding places. As you start to focus on pests that become a problem in the spring and summer, it can be easy to forget that you need to also remember that rodents can be a problem as well. There are many homeowners that mistakenly forget they still need to be vigilant in keeping mice out of their homes. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about why you need to still control mice in the spring.
Why Do I have Mice in My House in April & May?
It makes sense that mice would want to go out into the warm weather and enjoy the outdoor air as spring approaches. However, it isn’t that cut and dry. Most mice that have found their way into your home throughout the winter, are going to stay there even as the weather warms up. This is why:
– Food: Mice usually can find plenty of food inside your home. They will gladly snack on the same snacks that you do. If you aren’t storing your food properly and they have easy access to as much food as they want, they will have no reason to leave your house and go look for other food outdoors. One of the best ways to make your home less appealing to mice is to clean up the kitchen and other areas where food might be, and store your food properly.
– Shelter: In the winter, it is easy to see why a mouse might want to get indoors. Your home offers a warm sanctuary for them to wait out the winter. However, there are other dangers during the summer months that make it so a mouse will stay in your home year round. There are predators Like cats, snakes, and large birds that will gladly eat a mouse. The best way to make sure a mouse doesn’t choose your home for their shelter is to seal all entryways and holes into your home.
– Water: The last thing that mice are going to need to survive is water. This is just one more commodity that your home has to offer any visiting mouse. If you have any leaking pipes or slow draining drains, you will want to get those fixed so that water isn’t something that is easily accessible for a mouse.
Rodent Pest Inspections, Exclusion, Control, Removal & More in Wellington, Fort Collins, Timnath, Greeley, Longmont, Boulder, Johnstown, Berthoud, Estes Park & Loveland, CO | Northern Colorado
If you are pretty sure that you have a mouse problem in your home, you can turn to the pest pros at Effective Pest Services to get your mouse problem under control. We will be able to successfully get mice out of your home once and for all. Call us today!