If you keep getting mice in your home, there are things you need to change. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to control the problem. Below is information about this, as well as information on how mice can affect you and your family if you do not get them out. 

Control Mice

The first thing you should do is find out how the mice are getting in. You should start looking outside for entry points. Walk around the foundation and look for any cracks or gaps. If found, you need to either close these up yourself or contact a professional. Some foundation cracks can be a sign of serious problems. 

Inspect your siding to see if there is any kind of damage that is creating gaps you need to repair. Inspect your windows for any holes or tears on screens. Inspect the doors for any type of opening. Use a door sweep at the bottom of each door to provide a good seal. This not only prevents mice from getting in, but it also prevents air from getting in and out of your home, which is helpful with monthly energy bills. 

Look inside your home as well, such as holes in drywall. Look behind appliances, such as a washer, dryer, refrigerator, etc. Inspect the attic for signs of mice. If you see any chewed insulation, frayed wiring, and mouse droppings, this is an entry point. 

Damage Mice Can Cause

Mice can chew through things, such as insulation, drywall, electrical wiring, etc. If there are holes in the walls, the mice will make them larger. Mice will chew through just about anything, such as cardboard, plastic, furniture, etc. If you have boxed items in a cabinet, such as cereal, pasta, rice, etc., expect mice to chew through these to gain access to food. Over time, they can damage a lot of food which can be expensive for you. Besides this, they urinate and leave behind droppings everywhere they go. If you have pets, they will chew through the bags to get to the food. 

Mice can die in your walls, which will result in a foul odor in your home. The main problem with this is it is difficult to find where the odor is coming from. Because the mice are behind the walls, it is difficult to gain access to them without causing damage to the drywall. 

Contact a local residential mice control company to take care of your mouse problem before your home becomes infested with them.