It’s important to take precautions to keep mice from entering your home. Once they’re in your home they can cause a lot of costly damage to your home by chewing through electrical wires, insulation, and wood. Here are some ways to prevent mice from entering your home.
Install Door Sweeps
Mice can squeeze through small spaces, so by installing door sweeps on exterior doors, you can prevent them from coming in from under a door.
Repair Broken Screens
Whether it’s a hole in your screen or it doesn’t fit right, repairing your screens can help keep mice out.
Screen Off Openings
Dryer vents and chimney vents are all common places that mice can enter a home. Screen these areas off to create a barrier that mice can’t get through, but still allows gases and smoke to escape outside.
Fix Leaky Pipes
Mice can get into places easier when it’s moist because it allows them to chew through things easier. Fix leaky pipes to keep mice away from the easily-accessed areas.
Store Firewood Away From Your House
Mice love to make their nests inside firewood. If you have a stack of firewood, keep it at least 20 feet away from your home. If they get closer to your home, they may find they like it better indoors.