Mice can be a nuisance when they enter your garage. Not only do they chew through your stored items, but they also carry diseases and can contaminate your space. If you want to keep your garage clean and pest-free, here are ten effective ways to keep mice out of your garage.
- Seal up any entry points: Mice can enter through small openings, so it’s essential to seal any gaps and cracks around windows, doors, and pipes. Use caulk or steel wool to fill any holes.
- Store food in airtight containers: Mice are attracted to food, so keep any food stored in airtight containers. Don’t leave any pet food out, and be sure to clean up any spills immediately.
- Use traps: Mice can be caught with traps such as snap traps or glue traps. Place them in areas where mice have been spotted.
- Keep your garage clean: Mice love clutter and dirty environments. Clean your garage regularly, and get rid of any unnecessary items.
- Use peppermint oil: Mice hate the smell of peppermint oil. Place a few drops on cotton balls and place them around the garage.
- Get a cat: Cats are natural predators and can keep mice away. If you’re not allergic to cats, getting one may be an effective solution.
- Use ultrasonic repellents: Ultrasonic repellents emit high-frequency sounds that mice can’t stand. Place them in areas where mice are commonly found.
- Use mothballs: Mothballs contain naphthalene, a strong-smelling substance that repels mice. Place them in areas where mice have been spotted.
- Install door sweeps: Mice can enter through the bottom of doors. Installing door sweeps can prevent mice from entering.
- In some cases, the infestation may be too severe to handle on your own. If you have tried all the above methods and the mice keep returning, it may be time to call in the experts. A professional pest control company can identify the root of the problem and provide effective solutions. We recommend calling AAA Pest Control, a trusted and experienced pest control company that specializes in rodent control. They can provide a thorough inspection of your garage, offer a personalized plan, and use safe and effective methods to keep your garage mice-free.
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