Worried about mice getting into your property? The best way to avoid mice in your house is to know how to prevent them getting indoors in the first place.
Ehrlich offers practical advice & tips for effective mouse prevention.
It is wise for any homeowner to know how best to mouse proof a property and hopefully avoid mice problems.
It is important to know what attracts mice indoors & how they can gain access to a property:
Mice like to live where there is warmth, quiet, and a source of food. These are the biggest attractants for mice and why they often seek shelter inside our homes.
The first line of defense against mice is to seal your home. Any holes that are larger than a quarter of an inch will allow mice to gain access.
Mice can squeeze through incredibly small gaps, and will quickly chew through all sorts of materials to create larger openings.
Therefore it is important to seal all openings with steel wool or caulk (not wood, plastic, or expanding foam that they can gnaw through!).
Be careful not to attract mice with food. If possible always store food in glass or metal containers.
Regularly clean under stoves, refrigerators and cupboards. Keep your trash in a strong bin with a lid. If you have pets, keep their food area tidy.
Cleanliness in general will help to deter mice.
Keeping clutter to a minimum will reduce the options for nesting sites.
Whilst good sanitation alone is not enough to get rid of mice, dirty and messy areas can attract mice, so regular housekeeping is important.
Call Ehrlich Pest Control free at for further advice on mouse prevention or to arrange a free pest inspection. Alternatively, find out more about how to get rid of mice in your home.