Mouse infestations can quickly move from your yard into your home. This is why it’s important to implement preventive measures both indoors and outdoors. In this article, we’re going to go over the five main things in your yard that will attract mice.
Seeds are a staple of the mouse diet, and they are the reason why bird feeders can be a big draw for the rodents. You might think that if the bird feeders are suspended up in the air however, the mice will have trouble reaching them. Not at all. Mice are excellent acrobats and they can climb vertical surfaces, jump up to a foot in the air, and walk across wiring, so wherever you have the bird feeders on your property, the mice could be successful in reaching them.
Compost is another big draw for rats and mice. If you enjoy gardening or you have compost stored for whatever reason, you have to be careful, because mice will try to eat it and nest inside it.
Pet food is just as good for mice as it is for your pets. Mice will need a reliable source of fats and protein, and in the wild, they will eat insects or dead animals that they find in order to fill this dietary need. When they approach a human settlement, they may come across these macronutrients in several forms, and one of these forms is pet food. If you feed your animals outside, make sure that they do not leave any food in the bowls and that you keep their bowls clean.
Clutter is the perfect hiding and nesting place for mice. They can use it to travel around, house their young, and store their food. If you have any form of cluttering on your property, make sure you get rid of it so that mice do not feel at home.
By now it’s pretty obvious that mice are not picky eaters, which is why they have no trouble rummaging through trash for a snack. To prevent this from happening, make sure to keep all your trash in lidded containers, both inside and outside the home.
For more information on what attracts mice to your home, or if you have a mouse infestation that is currently bothering you, contact us today and one of our team members will help you out.