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Don’t let the mouse run up the clock!

Posted on November 1st, 2017

(KEEPING RODENTS UNDER CONTROL FOR THE WINTER)

Hickory Dickory Dock, don’t let those mice run up the clock or anywhere else in your house for that matter.  As it gets cold; mice, squirrels, chipmunks, and rodents get desperate.  They start running around like “three blind mice” foraging for food and looking for warm and cozy nesting places.  Your toasty, inviting home is a perfect spot for them to find food and shelter.  It is nice to open our homes during the holidays but do you really want to open them to rodents?!  Get as busy as the squirrels and start battening down the hatches.

*Scurry around the outside of your home and look for any holes or gaps that make for easy entry of these critters.  They can enter holes as small as a dime.  The expanding foam is a quick fix but they often gnaw right through it and make a cozy nest inside.  Copper wool is a really good choice for filling holes.  They hate the scratchy feeling against their furry faces.

*Sprinkle a granular rodent repellent around the outside of your home.  It has a smell and taste they do not like, keeping them from entering your house, garage, shed, etc.  The repellent scent will trick them and mask the smell of delicious holiday foods cooking in your house.

*Repel them from the inside out.  Mouse Magic Mint Repellent Packets are perfect for inside cabinets, under stoves, and the inside of sheds, cars and RV’s.  You won’t mind the minty smell but they do not care for it a bit!

*One little cute mouse, usually means many more.  If baiting put several bait stations throughout your house.  Sill plates in basements, utility rooms, areas around piping and electrical are often good spots to place a little bait.  Don’t put baits out in the open.  Rodents are tactile and usually like one side of their body touching a structure.  They are skittish by nature.  This makes them

feel safer.

*They will steal your last little crumb.  When you leave pet food or people food out, they think you were being very kind and preparing a holiday snack for them.  Seal food containers up tight.  Don’t let them have a midnight treat.

*Little critters leave greasy little spots behind.  This grease lets other rodents know that food is available and they may want to move in.  Be sure to use a cleaner with a little bleach to get rid of rodent grease.  Gross, I know, but it can happen, no matter how clean your house is!

Let’s get those little rodents to run down the clock and all the way out of your home, garage, shed, car and/or RV.  Check out my shopping list of helpful products below.

Come see us at Van Wilgen’s.  We would love to help!

Thanks a bunch…Stacey

STACEY’S SHOPPING LIST:

*Mouse Magic – All natural repellent – great for inside use

*Rat Magic – All natural repellent – great for outside

*Revenge Refillable Mouse Bait Station

*NEW! MOUSE X – All natural and safe way to eliminate mice