There are a few particular pests that you might be on the lookout for during the coldest parts of the Utah winter, and one of the most well-known here is the mouse. If mice are a concern for you, whether due to past infestation or any other reason, one of the key approaches to preventing them from infesting your home is knowing and blocking their possible entry points.
At Logan Extermination, we’re proud to offer a wide range of pest control solutions for clients around Logan and nearby areas, including for rodents like mice, rats and others. Whether on your own or with help from our team wherever necessary, here are some basics on common mice entry points inside and outside the home, plus how to look for and block them effectively.
Common Indoor Mouse Entry Points
In many cases, interior entry points are some of the riskiest when it comes to mice infestation. Here are a few areas of the home where mice may enter from outside if they’re not properly blocked:
- Cracks and Crevices: These can occur in multiple places around the home, including along the foundation, siding or roofline. Mice will look for any tiny openings to squeeze through, so it’s important to seal any cracks or crevices you find using a quality caulk.
- Doors and Windows: This is another potential point of entry, as mice can easily slip through gaps in doors or windows that don’t properly close. Replace any weatherstripping that may be worn or damaged to prevent this from happening.
- Plumbing and Electrical Lines: Openings around pipes or electrical wires can also provide easy access for mice. Seal these with steel wool or scouring pads, as mice won’t be able to chew through them like they would with other materials.
Common Outdoor Mouse Entry Points
Outdoor entry points are just as important to address, as they may allow mice to enter the interior of your home if not properly blocked. Here are a few common outdoor entry points to watch out for:
- Foundation Vents: If you have vents installed on your foundation, mice can easily enter through these. Consider installing a metal mesh screen over them to prevent this.
- Chimney Caps: If the chimney cap is damaged or missing, mice may use it as an entry point. Repair or replace any damaged caps to keep rodents out.
- Roof Vents: Just like foundation vents, roof vents can also be easy entry points for mice. Install a metal mesh screen over these as well to prevent infestations.
What to Look For
How can you tell if you have mice entering your home? Check for droppings, gnaw marks, or signs of nesting in these areas mentioned above. You may also hear scratching or scurrying noises in the walls or attic.
If you suspect a mouse infestation, contact us at Logan Extermination to schedule an inspection and treatment plan. We’re here to help clients around Logan with all their pest control needs. Trust us to help keep your home rodent-free this winter!