One of the most displeasing moments that an Alton, IL homeowner may experience is the sign of mice lurking in your basement. If you may have a feeling that you have this problem, you may be wondering how you’re supposed to keep them out of your home. Lucky for you, that is where we come in to help! In this article, our trusted team at IMEL has put together a list of ways to help prevent mice from finding their way into your basement. With these tips in mind, we hope that you will then have a mouse-free home, and a basement without a mice issue whatsoever.
Cracks in Your Walls
When the weather outside turns cold, the last thing a mouse wants to be is stuck in
the weather. This is why your basement seems so appealing. With this in mind, mice will do whatever they can to get into your home. One way that they will find themselves in your home is from any cracks that they can fit their bodies into. If you have any cracks or breaks in your walls that you have forgotten about, take the time to seal them as soon as possible.
Seal Your Trash
Every house will always have trash no matter what. One thing that mice will find themselves attracted to is food that is hiding in your trash. If you have food or any type of trash, make sure that it is sealed. Cover your trash cans with lids, and tie up your trash bags as tight as possible. This way no smell is coming from your trash.
Remove Water Sources
Any signs of leaky spigots will attract a mouse as fast as possible. Remove any standing water from or around your home as well. By doing this, you will ensure that a mouse won’t find your home appealing and make themselves as welcomed as possible.
Remove Possible Mouse Food Sources
Any food that is left out on your counters could be an invitation to any mouse. Make sure to use your trash to seal any food that is left out on your countertops or in bedrooms. Check your children’s room for loose food, or mess that a mouse would love to dig into. If there is no food or water available around your Alton, IL home, mice will become less likely to stick around.
If you have followed these steps and still find yourself with a mouse problem, fear not! We are here to help you where and when we can! Give us at IMEL Pest Control a call today!