If you depend on your car or truck for work, school, or everyday activities, the last thing you want to see inside it is a mouse. But if one or more mice do live inside your car or truck, check your garage. Your garage could have a rodent problem. Here are mice treatment tips you can use for your garage today.
Examine Your Garage for Mice Pellets
Like rats and squirrels, mice leave behind droppings everywhere they go. Mouse droppings look similar to tiny oblong-shaped pellets. Fresh mouse droppings look moist or wet, while dry droppings appear dry and gray. Because mice can climb or scale just about any surface with ease, you want to examine every place inside your garage for droppings.
You want to examine the shelves, counters, and tables in your garage for pellets. Also, check along the floorboards and walls of your garage for signs of feces. You might even find droppings laying on the beams and trusses in the ceiling.
If you find droppings in your garage, call out for reinforcement. You could have a small army of rodents living in your garage.
Call for Reinforcement
Pest control is your first defense against mice. Pest control contractors will examine the places that contain feces to see if they feature anything else that indicates a mouse problem, including shredded, gnawed, or chewed electrical wiring. Mice can also gnaw through wood, drywall, and some types of metal.
Contractors may also detect strange smells in your garage that indicate the presence of mice. For instance, if mice urinated in your garage, there may be a foul ammonia odor in the air. Mice can also make the room feel and smell musty.
There may also be the presence of nests in your garage. Rodent nests generally contain pieces of shredded organic matter, such as paper and cloth. The nests may also harbor small pieces of dead leaves and other foliage. Mice use the items to keep their young warm and secure.
After the inspection, pest control contractors may place small traps around the garage, including along the ceiling beams and trusses. Contractors may also place traps behind your workstation and toolboxes. If needed, contractors may place mouse barriers around the outside of your garage. The barriers may deter future mice from entering your garage after treatment.
You may want to have pest control inspect and possibly treat your vehicle for mice. Contractors can instruct you how to keep mice out of your vehicle during the visit.
If you need professional mice control, contact pest control for reinforcement today.