Mice are curious rodents that are looking for food and water constantly. They forage for their food and don't really care where they get these things from. You could be rich or poor, live in a mansion or in a shack. If you have what mice are looking for, they will find their way inside. The key is to keep them at bay and out of your home. If they are getting into your garage, though, there's something in there they are using for food. Read on for tips to keep these pests out of your garage.
1. Clean Out Food
If you keep your garbage cans in your garage, be sure you are putting the garbage in bags, sealing the bags and placing the garbage into cans with lids that shut tightly. Don't keep other trash in your garage, such as empty cans, bottles or food wrappers. Other food that mice may be eating may not be food to you at all, but mice are going to love it, such as birdseed or grass seed. Even fertilizer may be seen as food, so either get rid of these things or put them into a plastic tote or something that can be sealed tightly to keep mice out.
2. Seal Your Garage
Mice are getting in somehow, and you need to figure out where so you can block their entrance. If it's through a crack in the garage door or in a hole they created, you need to repair this and prevent them from getting inside again. Replace garage door seals if need be, as these can rot away, leaving an easy opening for mice and other pests to get inside. Seal up your garage to outside predators as well as mice.
3. Set Traps
If you've found a common food that the mice were getting into, set traps around your garage using whatever it was they were trying to eat as your bait. If your traps are sprung and you've caught a mouse, reset the trap in the same place and use the same bait to see if you get any more mice or if just one mouse was giving you a problem.
If you have mice in your garage, it's just a matter of time before they start looking for food inside your home as well. Clean up your garage, get rid of their food sources, repair whatever they were using as their entry point, and then set traps. If you continue to have an issue with these pests, hire a professional to get rid of them.
To learn more, contact a rodent control company.