Ways on How to Prevent Mice and Squirrels

Get Rid of the Outdated

Do you have a faulty dryer vent, an old roof, or no dryer vent at all? The current system is flawed and must be updated. Mice and squirrels, for example, can quickly enter a home or attic by chewing through ventilation ducts.

Do Not Suspend Feeders

The birdseed in bird feeders has been known to attract rodents like mice and squirrels. Squirrels are adept climbers, making them a prime target for stealing from bird feeders. Even if squirrels avoid your bird feeders, the birds will still find food there. Seeds that birds have dropped while eating accumulate on the ground. Rodents like mice invade your home if they know they can easily access food there. The bus needs to make a stop soon; where should it go? Wherever you are, it’s probably in your house.

Patch Up the Cracks & Hole

Please, for the sake of your health, leave the house and go for a stroll. 

Examine the area for openings that can be sealed with steel wool or foam. 

It’s crucial to get it correctly the first time since mice can’t eat steel wool. 

Mice are so tiny that they can squeeze through openings as narrow as 14 inches. Mice will build nests wherever they find a safe place, including your walls, insulation, attic, refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher. It is preferable to take preventative measures as soon as these threats are identified.

Avoid Essential Oils

As a pesticide, they are useless. There wouldn’t be a need for businesses that specialize in pest control if it were that simple. If rodents like mice or squirrels have invaded your home, you should immediately take measures to prevent further intrusion. To that end, consider the following. 

What would you do if a bird kept flying through a broken window — mend it, or fill the hole with essential oils?

Keep the Peace

Regularly sweep up the crumbs in your house. The spaces beneath appliances, such as stoves and dishwashers, are often overlooked. Garage dwellers usually keep grass and bird seed in airtight Tupperware or other containers with lids.

Store Pet Food Properly

There is a risk that mice will get into your pet’s food if you bring them into your home. Pet food should be thrown away at night instead of left out all day.

Inspect Your Garage

A garage is a convenient entryway to a home. Water could seep into your garage through foundation faults or openings in the door. Mice can quickly enter the basement from the carport. Do you think there could be animal feces in your basement? Possible cause: the location of your garage.

Cover Your Gutters

If you cover your gutters and repair broken drains, rodents like mice and squirrels will have more difficulty finding entry points into your attic. When channels become blocked or homeowners neglect their properties, unwanted pests such as mosquitoes can breed in the stagnant water.

Don’t Trap & Release

Unfortunately, although it may appear to be a harmless solution to get rid of squirrels, it causes more problems than it solves. A squirrel will very probably perish if you attempt to relocate it. If the squirrel is abandoned in some strange spot, it will likely die from lack of sustenance or shelter. When relocated, squirrels lose their temporary safety, making them more vulnerable to predators. It’s possible that you could inadvertently separate children from their parents.

Routinely Check Your House

Please, for the sake of your health, leave the house and go for a stroll. 

Make sure there are no unseen leaks in the utility pipes in your basement. 

When inspecting your home for foundation cracks, it’s essential to follow the direction of the attempt to identify any potential problem areas. I was wondering if you had any fruit-bearing trees on your land. Throw away any dropped fruit and keep garbage cans sealed to keep squirrels at bay.

Use the light from your flashlight to explore the depths of your basement. Examine any openings you discover, and try to find a method to go outside. A mouse could squeeze through it if you can see through it. To prevent insects from entering, cover all of these openings.

For more information, contact us at Escondido Pest Control.