When mice get into your garage, it can make for a big mess. These creatures have a bad habit of chewing through wires, and nesting in the walls. As soon as you detect an infestation, you need to get it under control. The team here at Garage Door Repairs of Stamford have a few tips to get rid of the mice in your garage.
Go through your storage area and see what kinds of items you are storing that would make a great nest for mice. If you are storing paper, material, clothes, or bedding, you should consider storing those items in another part of the house.
If you are going to store anything in your garage, consider putting them in plastic tubs the lock tight. This will make it more difficult for a mouse or other pests to get in.
Get Rid of Food Sources
Maybe you keep pet food in your garage or store extra dry goods for your family. We recommend you never store food in this area, because it attracts rodents and pests. If you need a place to store those items, consider putting them under beds or hang shelving up high somewhere in your home.
Put Out Mouse Traps
You can purchase sticky traps or wooden traps to put out in your garage. This is only advisable if you do not have pets or children that go into the building. If you are going to put out these traps, make sure you hide them in corners and away from the main room so no one gets hurt.
Set Out Bait
If you would rather not have to clean out traps, then you should consider bait. The mice will eat the poison and then go off somewhere to die. This will leave you with less cleanup. It’s the best choice if you don’t think you can handle seeing dead mice on the traps.
However, if you have pets that go into your garage, you need to be very careful that they don’t get into the bait. The same goes with children.
Some homeowners choose to go with a natural route for pest control. Here is a simple natural recipe for mouse control:
- 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
- ¼ cup laundry detergent
- 1 gallon of water
Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket. Once it is fully mixed, fill a spray bottle and spray the mixture all around the outside of your house. You can also spray your baseboards and inside the garage.
Seal The Garage Door
Make it more difficult for mice to get in by sealing around your garage door. Install weather stripping to close gaps. Also, you might need to balance the door to get some of the gaps to close.
Call Today For Garage Door Help
If you want someone from the team here at Garage Door Repairs of Stamford to install weather stripping on your door, please call us today. We can send someone out to help you with this. We look forward to hearing from you.