Rodents are a sneaky pest that you don't want to have in your home. They can get inside and will continue to come back if they find what they want in your home. If they begin to invite their colony with them, you could end up with an infestation. If you are setting traps and keep trapping mice but don't see an end in sight, it may be because you have an opening somewhere that is allowing these pests inside. You're fighting a losing battle until you repair the entry point where these pests are coming inside. Read on for some tips to help you.
Inspect Your Foundation
Get a flashlight and take a close inspection of your foundation for holes or cracks. Feel these cracks to see if there is a hole in it. If you find holes or cracks that may be an opening for these pests, you need to make any repairs needed in order to keep more mice from coming inside. If you don't repair their opening, you're just inviting these pests inside over and over again. You will be setting traps forever, without making any headway. Inspect the foundation, especially at seams and near where your siding meets the foundation.
Look In Your Garage
If you have an attached garage, take a look at the connecting wall to see if there are any holes in the wall. Also, look for droppings in your garage where they may have been traveling through. Set traps in your garage to see if you get any of these pests in your garage as well, and look for entry points. Make repairs in this area as well and remove any food sources that may be in your garage.
Inspect Your Doors and Windows
Look at your door and window seals to see if there are any missing pieces or places where the mice could be getting inside. You may also be able to feel air coming inside in these areas. If you feel a lot of air coming in, you should replace these seals to prevent pests from also coming in.
If you have a problem with rodents and aren't able to get control of the situation, you should hire a pest control company to help you. Setting traps only gets you so far, you have to figure out where they are coming from in order to prevent a future problem. Call a pest control company today for rodent treatment.