Now that spring is here, it’s easy to see the damage caused over the winter by both the elements and the intrusion of mice and other small rodents looking for a warm place to nest.
It’s a good time to plug-those holes, search for the nests in the garage, and clean everything out, so that you can be assured that your garage will be pest-free, and won’t attract additional vermin over the summer.
Where to start?
The first step is a visual inspection for holes that would allow mice access/egress to the garage. A mouse only needs a hole as small as a dime to get in!
Take a thorough look around the perimeter of the garage – along the walls, and look for signs of mouse activity (droppings, oil-tracks on the concrete), an clean as you go, and note potential entry points.
Because mice are ‘chewers’, a thorough plugging of their entry hole will include the use of metal screening and either expandable foam or silicone – depending on the site.
Also look for internal-wall-holes – that might be signs that mice have travelled to the attic of the garage, or to the attic of the house (if attached). Laying out poison ‘mouse blocks’ is a good idea, as well as tossing some in the attic – to make sure you get ahead of the situation. Just be aware to keep pets and small children away from them.
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