How to Keep Mice Out of Your Garage

Are you struggling to keep mice out of your garage? If so, you are not alone. Every year, homeowners all around the Wichita area experience the frustration and stress that comes with an unwelcome mouse infestation in their garages. But there is hope! In this blog post, we will explore five simple yet effective ways to keep mice out of your garage for good. Whether it is through preventive measures like setting up traps and blocking access points or defensive strategies like cleaning regularly and making the area undesirable for rodents, these tips offer something that every homeowner should consider to prevent another encounter with these pesky rodents. Keep reading to learn more about how to keep mice out of your home!


Signs of Mice

Mice may seem like cute, harmless creatures, but if you are not careful, you can end up with a mouse infestation. Knowing the signs of mice presence in your home is key to identifying and removing them quickly. Generally speaking, mice are nocturnal and prefer dark areas of your home such as the basement, garage or attic. Look for long trails of mouse droppings (small pellets usually near food sources), gnawed surfaces, marks on walls from their tails or even squeaks or scratching coming from walls or ceilings at night. Inspecting both inside and outside of your garage will allow you to take necessary steps like cleaning, sealing entrances and using bait stations to keep mice away. With that being said, here are the best ways to keep your garage mouse-free.


1. Inspect the Outside of Your Garage for Any Cracks or Holes That Mice Could Use to Get Inside

Inspecting the outside of your garage regularly can go a long way in preventing mice from getting inside. Look for any cracks or gaps that mice may be able to squeeze through and seal them up using silicone, cement or caulk. This will also make it harder for potential pests like spiders and snakes to get in as well. If you find any mice already in your garage, take action immediately to prevent further infestation.


2. Set Up a Mouse Trap Inside Your Garage, Baiting it With Something That Will Attract Mice

If you are having mouse problems in your garage, setting up mouse traps is a proven and effective way to combat them. Choose an area that mice are known to frequent, then make sure the trap is secure before baiting it with something mice will be attracted to, such as peanut butter or a piece of cheese. Be sure to inspect the traps daily and change out any used bait accordingly. In addition, placing mouse traps around the perimeter of your garage can help to control the problem before they get to your items inside. Following these steps will help control mice populations in your garage and keep it free of pests!


3. If You Have Any Food Stored in Your Garage, Make Sure It is in Airtight Containers

Mice can be a major problem if they get into your garage - not only could they wreak havoc on your belongings, but they could contaminate your food as well. To protect any food that you have stored in the garage, make sure it is kept in airtight containers to prevent mice from getting at it. Sweep your garage regularly, as well, to keep it free of crumbs or other food morsels that might attract mice. Taking these steps will help you to prevent mice from becoming an issue in your garage and will keep any stored food safely sealed from pests.


4. Keep Your Garage Clean and Free of Clutter, Which Will Give Mice Nowhere to Hide

Keeping your garage clean and free of clutter is an important step in mouse prevention. Mice are naturally attracted to places that are disorganized and cluttered, as it provides them with a plethora of hiding spots. Clearing away unnecessary items and storing remaining items neatly will make it difficult for mice to find a place to hide inside your garage. Taking the time to deep clean and organize can go a long way towards effective mouse control since mice do not like venturing into areas that are bright and open. Keeping your garage clean not only helps with mouse prevention by taking away their cover and food supply, but also makes your garage a more pleasant place to spend time in.


5. Check Your Cars for Mice Before Driving Them, As They Can Cause Damage to the Engine

Before you hit the open road, take a minute to check your car for mice first, particularly if you have seen the signs of their presence in your garage. Mice can make their way into any vehicle, but cars left in garages overnight are particularly vulnerable to these furry intruders. Unfortunately, mice can do serious damage to your engine when they get inside, so it is important to make sure you give your car a thorough once-over before taking it for a spin. Keep your garage as mouse-proof if possible, or seek out professional support if you are concerned—it could save you from costly engine repairs further down the line!


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At Love Garage Doors, we understand that your garage door is a vital part of your home. That's why we offer a wide range of services to help you keep your door in top condition. Whether you need a new door installation, repairs, or simply an annual maintenance check, our friendly team of experts is here to help. No matter what your needs, we are confident that we can provide you with the best possible service. Give us a call today at 316-260-8049 to learn more about how we can help you with all of your garage door needs.

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Our spring broke on our garage door and we were able to get it fixed quickly and professionally on a Saturday! We recommend Love Garage Doors!
I first called Lonnie to install 4 large overhead doors on our new shop. He was always on time, hard working and prices very fair. He take his trade serious and knows all for garage doors. This last week after a late dinner out, the 18x7 on the house broke a torsion spring. Call Lonnie and he came over, went to the store for new springs and did it in short order. Again a very fair price and a happy customer.
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Bob Mullen
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S Parsons
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Rita Jack
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Lonnie did such a great job repairing our garage door. You could tell he knew what he was doing and was going to do the job right. Our garage door is original to our 1950s home and he had no problem fixing it right up! His prices were very reasonable and he’s a very nice guy. Highly recommend.
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Rudy Garcia
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Roxie Brotsky
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