Before starting your mouse-proofing project here are a few household tools that you may need, including a few that may require a trip to your local hardware store.
- Scissors (not your best!)
- Clear, high-quality silicone caulk
- Knee pads
- Stuf-fit copper wire mesh, steel wool
Walk around your home to identify potential entry points for mice, keeping in mind that any opening greater than ¼ inch is a potential threat for rodent entry.
Wearing gloves, press the material into the opening so that it fits snug on all sides.
If the material is too loose, pull it out and cut a larger piece. If the opening is small, use a screwdriver to push the copper wire mesh down into the opening.
Keep in mind the importance of making certain that the material is not left to dangle outside of the opening, or be bulging out in such a way that it may come into direct contact with the elements, thereby limiting the likelihood of oxidizing over time.
Additional Tips for Keeping Rodents Out of Your Home
Mice and other rodent pests present difficult problems for homeowners throughout la Quinta, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, California. You can prevent mice and rodents from entering your house by heeding a few simple tips from the rodent control pros.
Rodent pests seek to enter businesses and homes as soon as the weather changes. Don’t invite mice and rodents into your home by leaving the garage or other entry doors open. This also includes built-in pet access doors and loading bay doors.
Don’t provide a food source inside your home or business by leaving pet food, grains, or other pantry goods in open containers.
Mice, specifically, will hoard and store pockets of food inside walls, basement, and attic areas.
Quick Facts You May Not Know About Rodents
Rats and similar rodent pests are extremely intelligent. It’s no wonder why they make their way into our homes, chew baseball-sized holes in our garbage cans, and destroy our patios with their elaborate burrowing systems.
Rats have terrible eyesight, which is why you rarely see them out in the open or away from the perimeter of walls where they use their whiskers to feel their way around.
Rats can also scale rough vertical surfaces and walk along thin ropes and wires.
Rats can walk away from falls of 50 feet or more!
At Palm Springs Pest control, Our experts specialized in Termite & Bed Bug inspection.
Contact us at (760) 202-1122 for Rodent pest control.