You don’t have to live next to a farm, field or forest to have a large mouse population in your neighborhood.
Mice are the ultimate survivors, and they thrive anywhere they find warmth, shelter, water and food. They may not bother us during spring and summer, but as the chill of autumn weather appears they look for better alternatives. Unfortunately, that often means our homes and cabins. There are a variety of steps you can take to diminish and resist this invasion.
Mice are prolific breeders. One female can produce up to eight litters a year, with six to 10 mice per litter. That means a single mouse can produce 80 other mice who will also breed and reproduce. The affect can be exponential, and that’s why this is often an ongoing battle against the furry little rodents.
Try to Seal Off Access to Your Home or Garage
This is not as easy as it sounds. A mouse can squeeze through the smallest spaces and gaps between your foundation and framing.
But you have to start somewhere and here’s where to look: