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Chances are, if you have found this blog, you’re looking for a way how to get rid of mice from your home or business. Perhaps you are hearing squeaking, scratching, or rustling noises in your walls or attic at bedtime. Maybe you are finding tiny brown pellet droppings in the backs of your kitchen drawers. Or maybe you have even seen a mouse scurrying across the floor and disappearing into a hole in your baseboard. If you want to get rid of mice, you've come to the right place.

When it comes to keeping mice out there are lots of things you can do to try to keep them and other pests out of your home:

  • Keep the area around your home clutter free. Mice love to hide in clutter.

  • Dry up any standing water in your yard area and don’t allow it to return. Mice need a water source.

  • Trim back trees and bushes from the outside of your home. Mice use these things as bridges.

  • Store firewood well away from your home and up off the ground. Mice love to make nests in firewood.

  • Inspect the outside of your foundation, walls, and roof area for holes, and seal them up using a caulking gun, steel wool, or a combination of both. A mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime.

  • Keep all garbage in tightly sealed containers. Mice love garbage.

  • Clean the inside of your home, paying close attention to areas where food particles may be present. Also, protect all food by placing it inside the refrigerator or in sealable containers. Mice are less likely to stick around if there is no food available.

  • Fix any leaky pipes, sinks, toilets or tubs. Mice need a water source inside as well.

  • Install door sweeps on all exterior doors, and repair damaged screens.

  • Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.

  • Contact a professional pest control company.

At Witt Pest Management, we offer several pest control plans to help you keep mice, and a host of other household pests, out of your home. For example, our TopCare program covers over 40 household pests, includes year-round coverage, and comes with the Witt Pest Free Guarantee. This plan follows a 16-point prevention plan in spring, summer and fall. There are no scheduling hassles because preventative maintenance focuses on the exterior of your home. And our guarantee says that if we need to return in between visits, there will be no additional charge.

Don’t just allow mice to waltz into your home, get them out and keep them out with one of our TopCare programs, because a pest free life is a peace filled one!


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