Everyone deserves to live in a mouse-free environment. Mice are messy and rather smelly little pests that have wreaked havoc on us since we started living in walled structures, and they haven’t let up since. But creating a mouse-free environment is achievable! Start 2018 off right by employing a few mouse repellent strategies and working with our incredible staff at One Man and a Lady Bug to make this the best year yet!
If mice have been a problem in the past or they’re a problem presently, there are a few quick tricks you can do before you call in the big guns. Firstly, mice are a huge fan of any type of morsel they may find on our kitchen floors, so limiting their access to easy food is a must. Sealing all food items and moving them up off the floor is a great start. Get into the practice of sweeping and wiping counters clean every day and take out your garbage frequently.
While keeping clean is a terrific start in deterring mice, limiting their access points is the next step in making this year mouse-free. Replace faulty weather stripping and check window screens for tears and holes. Make sure you aren’t leaving your doors open for extended periods of time, even during a grocery haul, as mice are quick and can sneak indoors with you! Check for gaps and cracks around the foundation of your house and fill anything larger than a dime with steel or copper wool. This also helps with that darned heating bill!
Another handy mouse repellent is 100% pure peppermint oil. Sprinkling a few drops along floorboards and at the entrance to your home can help keep mice out! If you are comfortable using mouse traps, setting these up in high mouse traffic locations works well. But if mice have made it in and the problem persists, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Give us a shout at 403.262.1666 and we will answer all of your mouse related questions. Our pest control experts at One Man and a Lady Bug want to work with you to help make this year the best mouse free year yet!