How Do Mice Get in Houses?

A mouse in the house is not a picture of happiness and calmness on anyone's mind. On the contrary, people often feel disgusted and anxious whenever they see a rodent enter their home. These rational feelings arise from the dangers the species bring into our lives. It is well known that a mice infestation exposes you and your family to fire risks and diseases such as hantavirus, salmonellosis, and listeria.

The frustrating thing is that they can easily get into our homes. Since these warm-blooded creatures are tenacious when looking for food and shelter, they are hard to stop. So, to get into your home, they will climb, squish, or even swim.

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closeup mouse gnaws wire in an apartment house

To help prevent this unfortunate situation, it is good to beware of the possible entry points mice can use to get into your house. Mice can enter your home through:

  • Cracks and holes in the walls
  • Windows and ceilings
  • Sewer lines
  • Floors
  • Foundations
  • Sinks or bathtub drains
  • Plumbing
  • Gas lines

How Do You Keep Mice Out of Your Home?

To keep mice out of your home, we recommend homeowners run a detailed inspection from both outside and inside areas. Check for any possible entryways like cracks or holes. Even if they are small, ensure to seal them properly. Due to their body size, mice are capable of fitting into really small cracks.

Mice go into our homes looking for food and shelter. Therefore, removing any easy-to-reach water or food sources in your patio or pantry is essential to lower the risk of entering mice or other pests. Preventative measures include storing food carefully, sealing up trash cans, removing pet food, and cleaning up any mess that could look attractive to mice.

Emtec pest control recommends that all homeowners follow these guidelines to lower the pests' chances of finding a way inside their homes. Mice are both a health and fire risk for you and your family. By following these guidelines, you can reduce the chance that mice will come in. However, if you suspect any mice intrusion, we recommend having professionals deal with it.

vole mouse nibbles the sack of grain

Trust Your Rodent Control to the Professionals

Decluttering your home is often one of the best ways to remove potential hiding spots that mice and other rodents utilize for nesting. While this is a crucial step in the process, it is also vital to seek the assistance of a pest control professional for the best results. Our team has the experience and tools needed to help remove and control rodent populations inside and outside your home.

Emtec Pest Control has been providing superior rodent control services to Oklahoma since 1979. We understand that your family's safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or filling out our online contact form.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.