Do you have mice or pests in the garage? There are a number of ways to deal with this problem, but first let’s take a look at what causes it in the first place.
Remove food sources from the garage
Mice like to eat. They especially like to eat things we humans leave lying around, such as food scraps. So the first thing you should do is remove any food sources from your garage.
- Don’t leave pet food out overnight. If you have a cat or dog, make sure they’re fed during their normal eating times and not at night (or if you do feed them at night, keep the bowl in the house). Mice will smell it and come looking for more after dark—and once they can smell food, they’ll be back again even if there’s no more left over for them!
- Don’t leave garbage out overnight either. If something stinks in there for too long without being disposed of properly (i.e., by throwing it away), then mice might want to check it out just in case; if there’s nothing else available but garbage-scented air—well then maybe that’s what dinner looks like tonight! It doesn’t take long before these little critters start thinking outside the box when seeking out new sources of nourishment because they need energy to survive just like everyone else does–and sometimes this means going scavenging through some smelly piles before finding something edible enough on top of solid ground instead.”
Seal up the garage
- Metal mesh. If you have a hole in the wall of your garage, use metal mesh to seal it up. This will prevent mice from getting into the garage and living there.
- Foam insulation. Spray foam is a great way to stop mice from entering your garage as well. It can be sprayed around baseboards, doors, windows and other areas where there is an opening between your home and the outside world that might allow mice access!
- Steel wool or caulk can also be used to seal up any cracks or holes in walls or flooring around doors so rodents cannot enter via these routes either
Clean up areas in your yard where mice might hide
- Clean up areas in your yard where mice might hide. Mice like to hide in piles of leaves, brush, and other debris. They can also find shelter in dense vegetation. Keep your yard clean of debris by raking all leaves off the ground at least once a week. Keep it clear of vegetation by trimming back bushes and trees so that they do not touch the house or garage walls. Mice are known to damage garage doors forcing homeowners to get garage door repair.
Set up mouse traps
To remove a mouse from your garage, first set up a trap. You can achieve this by placing peanut butter on a piece of cardboard or fabric for the mouse to gnaw at and then setting up the trap with the bait as bait or by directly placing it in your garage. Once you have caught a mouse, release it outside or humanely kill it before disposing of its body.
You don’t want to use poisons or glue traps because these methods are cruel and may not permanently solve your problem since other mice could take their place after eating those that were killed by poison or glue traps. There are many different types of traps available including snap traps, electronic ones that use infrared beams to detect when mice move past them (and then spring), live cage traps that allow you to relocate captured mice somewhere else entirely (like on top of your neighbor’s house), rat-sized cage traps for larger rodents such as rats (which do share some traits with mice but aren’t technically considered one) — all these options have varying degrees of effectiveness depending on what kind of rodent infestation exists within your home/garage area!
Hire a Professional Pest Control Service
If you have a serious infestation problem, hiring a professional is your best bet. They have the expertise, knowledge and experience to get rid of mice in your garage quickly. They also likely have training or certifications that give them the ability to deal with any type of pest control issue efficiently. A good company will be insured as well as licensed by their state or local government. This means they are held accountable for their actions and are obligated to protect your home from damages caused by their work practices (i.e., if they cause damage while trying to get rid of pests). Finally, reputable companies generally offer a guarantee on their work so that if the mice return after treatment has been completed then they will come out again free-of charge!
Remember to never pick them up by hand to always be safe!
If you need some help keeping mice out of your garage, we’re always here to lend a hand. The professionals can give you advice that’s tailored to the specific needs of your home, and they will have many years of experience making sure rodents never come back. They understand just how important it is to protect the safety and comfort of your family, so feel free to reach out to them at any time. Consider getting routine garage door maintenance to extend your garage’s lifespan and protect it against rodents like mice.