Unlike what many homeowners believe, mice and rodents don’t show up randomly. The only reason why rodents choose a home to nest is because of food and shelter. Certain layouts of homes make it easier for the rodents and mice to invade it, while having easy access to food may be another reason.
Here are some reasons why mice and rodents would choose to go into homes and infest it:
Open Food Sources
Open food sources such as sugar, bread and bleached flour are some food sources that mice and rodents can’t resists. They usually eat carbohydrates, as they it gives them a quick energy boost.
This is why it is important to have such food sources always covered and in a safe container. If they are left uncovered, it will attract them through smell and they will soon start gnawing at whatever they can find.
Dark and Warm places
Dimly lit and cozy corners are some of the favorite places for mice. They serve like a habitat or a base for all sorts of activities in rest of the house. Whenever mice are foraging in the house they hide in those dark places when they detect any sort of human activity and are threatened.
Attics and basements are usually places which provide such comfort to the mice, which is why it is important to have these places cleaned regularly, and have any sort of cracks and crevices closed down. Having a pest control treatment may also be a good idea.
Mice and rodents are skilful at climbing and are quite acrobatic too. They can climb up steep walls through pipes, and fit into tight spots that are seemingly too small for their bodies. Any hole with a diameter of ½” is an easy entry way for a tiny mouse. These kinds of spots are easily found near pipes, wires and crawl spaces.
Tree limbs and tall bushes also provide an easy entry to homes for rodents, as they are good climbers. If these things are attached to near the building of the house, then it will provide a good place for mice to invade.
Uncovered trash is quite attractive for mice and rodents as they are very picky eaters and feed on any sort of edible items whether raw, dirty, cold or mangled.
Therefore, before trash is thrown out of the home, it must be secured in plastic bag and then dumped out outside the house. Trash that has to remain outside overnight should be covered with a trash can, as mice and rodent can easily tear away plastic bags.
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