Friday, July 04, 2008

How do mice get in

Mice can basically nudge their little noses into the hole the width of a pencil. SO the battle to try to keep them out is long, but can be accomplished. Start with the obvious areas. Take a walk around your home and look for wires and pipe that enter your home. Can you notice any space around the wires or pipes? If so then you should caulk around these openings. Next place to look is the exhaust of your dryer. Often times lint props the flap open leaving a clear highway for rodents to enter your home. Others areas include under the garage door and entrance doors. If there are gaps then they can get in. Make sure all the weather stripping is in tact. Lastly, if you notice any cracks or holes in the foundation of your home along you outside perimeter then cement those areas up.
Happy fourth of July!!


Sandi said...

Make sure you look under your sinks for gaps around the plumbing. Take Steel Wool and stuff it around the pipes to block entrace of mice, rats and roaches.
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rhinkley said...

Using steel wool as a temporary plug is a good idea, too. Seal cracks in building foundations and around openings for water pipes, vents, and utility cables with metal or concrete - plastic screening, rubber or vinyl, wood, and other gnawable materials are unsuitable for plugging holes used by mice.

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