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How To Get Mice Out Of Your Garage
There are many situations in which mice can find their way into a domestic property, and outbuildings and garages can often be particularly prone to getting a rodent infestation, with mice and rats particularly problematic. Mice will usually be found in garages where there is food being stored, and they are particularly fond of chicken feed and pet food, but can also scavenge through garbage to find food. Because many garages will have workbenches and storage shelves in their garages, the dark and secluded areas under and behind these pieces of furniture can be particularly popular as places to make a nest.
Signs That Your Garage May Have A Mouse Problem
There are many subtle signs that you can look for if you think that there may be rodent activity in your garage, and once you are sure there are mice in the garage then you can start to take action. One of the first things you can do is to examine any sacks of feed that you store in the garage, and if there is plastic that has been chewed and some food spilled then it will often be the case that this is caused by mice. With the dirt and grime that can collect in a garage, it can often be difficult to identify mouse droppings, but the mice will often leave trails in the dirt that can be identified.
What You Should Do To Get Rid Of Mice In The Garage
The traditional way to deal with mice is to lay down a series of mouse traps to try and catch the animals, and these traps are generally lethal, although there are live traps available too. The problem with using snap traps is that you do have to deal with the carcasses once they have been caught, but equally dealing with live wild rats can also be a problem.
In terms of laying the traps for mice, these should be placed in and around the areas of the garage where the mouse activity has been, and especially near any sacks of feed that are kept in the garage. Those who are looking to use traps will find that peanut butter, oatmeal and Snickers bars will be the most successful bait for these traps. Another thing that people will want to look at is whether or not having a cat is a viable option, because mice are natural prey for cats, and having a cat in the area will often be enough to drive the mice away to find another home.
If you are planning to use live traps to catch the mice, you should try to release them well away from your own home, at least five miles away. You should also look to release any mice you have caught well away from any other properties, to reduce the chance of any other homes finding they have the same problem.
Reducing The Attractiveness Of Your Garage To Mice
Trapping all of the mice and getting rid of them may deal with the problem temporarily, but the real solution is to make your garage an inhospitable place for the mice to be. One of the first things you can do is to make any food stored in the garage more difficult to get to for mice, and this will involve transferring the feed from the sack into a barrel for storage.
Other people will also find that it will be worthwhile to examine the walls of the garage, both interior and exterior to see if there are any holes that could be used by mice to get in and out for Oakland raccoon removal as well. These should be sealed up to help reduce the chances that the mice can get back into the garage once again.
Other Oakland animal pest control topics:
Mouse Prevention Techniques
Wildlife in the Chimney
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