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Keeping Mice Out of Your Home with the Help of Pest Control Companies in Johannesburg

Many people don’t hesitate to phone pest control companies in Johannesburg to help them deal with mice infestations or invasions in their homes, as they should. But many households would be able to avoid the problem of mice moving in and taking over their living spaces by taking a few simple precautionary steps to make their homes as unattractive as possible for this vermin.

The reason why mice are able to get into houses, despite homeowners’ best efforts to keep them well out is that their lithe bodies are exceedingly flexible. What’s more, the mice’s incredibly sensitive whiskers act as powerful sensors, guiding them to where and how they can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks. Unfortunately for homeowners, this means that mice are capable of squeezing through cracks and holes much smaller than the dimensions of their bodies.

Once the mouse gains access to your home, it gnaws on holes to make them larger. This makes it easier to achieve a quick escape in case a predator – or pest control companies in Johannesburg – comes after it. Mice are relentless, and can gnaw through wood, drywall and a horde of other substances to allow them and their family access to your home. And then they multiply.

Making Your Home Unattractive to Mice

If a pregnant mouse moves into your home, you are in for a severe problem. There can be as many as 14 baby mice in a gestation period that usually lasts for a maximum of 30 days. So where you started out with one, a month later you will have more than a dozen flea carrying, disease spreading invaders raiding your grocery cupboard and leaving droppings all over your home.

Here are a few ways in which you can make your home unattractive to mice, diminishing its appeal for a potential infestation:

  • Peppermint oil – Douse cotton balls with peppermint oil and place these around small openings where you suspect mice are entering. The smell is overpowering and far too strong for the vermin, and they will turn and hightail it out of there.
  • Steel wool – Stick steel wool in mouse holes. They will have a tough time chewing through those.
  • Seal entryways – Block little crevices and cracks.

These are only a few ways in which you can make your house an unattractive home for these vermin. If you already have an infestation on your hands, your best bet is to get professional pest control companies in Johannesburg to take care of it.

At Bugman Pest Control, we have worked hard to become one of the leading pest control companies in Johannesburg. Our team gets to the heart of the infestation and addresses the cause of it, aside from treating the obvious symptoms of the infestation. By doing this, we ensure that the favourable conditions for an infestation are addressed, diminishing the chances of a future re-infestation. Contact us today to learn more about our pest control solutions and to find out more about how we can help you take back control of your home.