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What Attracts Mice?

Rodents are survival-focused creatures that look for the same things any pest needs to survive: food, water, and shelter. Unfortunately, that means that our homes are a great place for them to hide, especially if our space is easily accessible or full of easy food sources. Some of the most effective ways you can make your property less attractive to mice and rats include:

  • Closing off potential entry points
  • Reducing clutter in your home or landscape
  • Cleaning food spills and disposing of trash quickly
  • Properly storing food in airtight containers

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How Do Rats Get Inside?

It’s difficult to prevent rodents if you aren’t sure how they’re getting inside. That’s why one of the first steps to avoiding an infestation is to go around your property and look for even the smallest potential entry points. Though rats may seem quite large, they can squeeze through openings that are just ½ inch in size. Mice can get through even tinier openings, measuring as small as 5mm. For that reason, we recommend looking closely at these areas of your property for any potential openings:

  • Flooring or foundation
  • Doors, windows, and screens
  • Roof tiles or shingles
  • Electrical or plumbing lines

What Do Rodents Eat?

Rats and mice are scavengers that will eat just about anything they can easily access. From trash on the sidewalk to dirty dishes in the sink, even crumbs are enough to keep these pests around. Rats tend to prefer more calorie-dense items like meat, grease, pet food, cheese, and garbage. Mice are omnivores that are more drawn to grains, vegetables, fruits, and seeds. 

Get Rid of Rats and Mice

Whether you have rodents scurrying around your home or you’re just worried that these pests might get indoors, the best way to avoid an infestation is to consult a licensed exterminator. With their training and experience, they know how to identify potential vulnerabilities that are easy to overlook. 

At Active Pest Control, it’s our goal to keep your space pest-free for good, which is why we offer completely personalized plans that address your unique needs. We also offer a satisfaction warranty so you can have full peace of mind. Just give us a call today to get started!

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