5 Easy Tips to Prevent Mice Inside your Home

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Rodents are dangerous miscreants in any household. They pose a significant threat when it comes to our health and safety. Be it in the kitchen, attic, basement, or any room in our house, rodent sightings can incite surprise and fear in even the most composed homeowners. As they can enter and hide through the tiniest hole or opening, it’s really challenging to find their nesting place. Once inside, they have the capability to create havoc in every corner of the house.

They seek shelter indoors all year long but more so during winters. Rodents harbour disease and contaminate food, kitchen surfaces and equipment. They put your home at risk for electric fires, by nibbling on wires. Mice are known to transmit disease and cause immense property damage. The best way to deal with them is to prevent mice from coming inside your home.

1.Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens
Seal all the possible entry points as small as a dime with sustainable and robust closures. As they have very sharp teeth, they can chew away almost anything.

2. Screen vents and openings to chimneys
These are the easiest and most common entry point for any rodent. They find easy access inside the house through the chimney pipes and openings. It’s always beneficial to put screening material on the vent cover to stop their entry.

3. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
Two main things attract mice or rats inside the house, food and shelter. They need a place to survive the dampness and cold outside. So, its always suggested to keep the attics, basements and crawl spaces clean and airy.

4. Seal the holes and cracks on the outside of the home.
Seal the cracks and holes, outside the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. Try using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.

5. If you suspect a pest infestation, contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the problem.
Never underestimate the gravity of pest infestation. Rodents tend to reproduce fast, and even a day’s delay can cause damage, more than you might imagine. In such cases, contact a licensed pest control service to exterminate the rodents before they have a negative impact on your health and property.

Metro Pest Control is a trusted name in the prevention, elimination, and safe extermination of rats and mice.  Their professional exterminator staff is well versed with the most effective and modern techniques, to bring about efficient and lasting pest control. The initial and most crucial step in the  process is inspection. A thorough inspection of the property will determine the likely points of entry for mice and rats. 

Based on the area inspection, their experts determine the most effective treatment. They are very proficient with their work and consider even the smallest of details. Metro Pest Control guarantees to deliver long-lasting pest control solutions. Every service provider understands the importance of time, and thus, Metro Pest also promises to deliver in a timely manner. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Metro Pest Control lives true to its name, as it takes every measure to bring about effective and lasting pest control solutions throughout New York City, Brooklyn, Queens County, Nassau County and Westchester.