Garages are a favorite hotspot for mice because of the warmth it offers. Mice in your garage can cause property damage and health problems, and if they go unnoticed, mice problems can get out of hand rapidly. They can build nests in wall insulation, chew electrical wires, and spread diseases.
Does that mean they won’t enter your house? Of course, they will. That’s next. If a mice problem in your garage is not treated on time, you could soon witness a full-blown mice infestation.
If you found mice hanging around in your garage and want to get them out at the earliest, then you are in the right place. This blog explores ways to get rid of mice infestation from your garage.
Let’s get started!
Signs of a Mice Infestation in Your Garage
- the sight of a mouse
- an unpleasant and musty odor
- scratch marks on walls and rub marks
- nest made of soft materials, such as shredded paper
- mice droppings
- gnawing or chewing marks
Mice Control Tips
- Eliminate Mice Attractants
The most humane way is to eliminate appealing conditions for mice infestation. If you are storing any food sources like trash bins, replace them with covered bins. If mice are nesting in your garage, check for items stored that the mice use as nesting materials and get rid of them. You can also check under the hood of your car, inside the glove compartment, and in the trunk for any nesting material.
- Set Traps
Placing live mousetraps strategically inside your garage is an ideal way to catch mice and send them back to their natural habitat. Set a couple of traps near the wall or near the possible entry points. Check your traps daily and move them around if you are unsuccessful at the first attempt. You can use some appealing food for bait, such as peanut butter or oatmeal. You can also place conventional mousetraps in corners, under shelves, and along with window casings. Once you are successful turn the mouse loose in some green area far away from your house. It is important to note that baits only work when you have a couple of mice, not for a full-blown infestation.
- Seal Entry
Inspect your garage for entry points, such as cracks, holes, gaps. Seal those points using patching compound or wood plus caulk to stop their access once mice move out from your garage. Seal any holes that are larger than ¼ inches in diameter as mice can squeeze openings that are as tiny as a dime. You can also try to stuff the holes with steel wool. Install weather stripping around your door and windows to close the gap between the floor and the window or door.
- Pest Control Services
If the mice count in your garage is above two, and if no baits are working to get rid of them, then the mice problem is beyond your control, which indicates a potential health hazard, it’s time to consider calling pest control services. They are licensed professionals who are trained to determine the level of infestation and treat them accordingly. Moreover, the pest control team can target specific areas where mice nest and deploy traps strategically to throw them out of your house.
These aforementioned tips will kick mice out and keep your garage mice-free. Instead of trying DIY methods, which often prove ineffective and involves a lot of hassle. Save yourself the headache by reaching out to a pest control company and get mice out of your garage at the earliest.