How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Yard


May 1, 2021

How To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Yard

Mice reproduce quickly and are known to seek out shelter and warmth inside walls, garages, basements, and attics, especially in the colder months. If you believe you have mice in your yard, it is important to take action as soon as possible to prevent them from entering your home, causing damage, and potentially transmitting any diseases or viruses that they may be carrying. Check out these tips for removing mice from your yard before they make their way into your home:

a mouse in a yard in Fairfax VA

Remove any sources of food

Mice will gladly feast on any sort of food they can find, including trash. You should keep any trash cans that you have outside or in your garage sealed at all times, preferably with a lid that locks or would be difficult for a mouse to get into. If you store any sort of pet food, bird seed, or human food in your garage, you should make sure that it is always stored in sealed containers and elevated off of the floor whenever possible.

Tidy up your yard

Mice love to build their nests in places where they can hide, such as in piles of wood, weeds, tall grass, or piles of leaves. You should make sure to regularly cut your lawn and remove any weeds from your yard or garden to prevent mice from making a home there. It is also best to avoid keeping piles of leaves in your yard and to avoid keeping piles of wood directly on the ground. 

Cover or fill any holes

This includes holes outside in your yard, as well as any holes around your home that may serve as entry points for rodents. Look through your yard for any burrows that may have been created by mice and fill or cover them with rocks or dirt to prevent the mice from returning. If you notice any holes around the exterior walls of your home, you should call a professional to seal them as soon as possible so that mice cannot use them as entry points into your home. 

Set bait stations outside

Bait stations, which contain a poison meant to entice rodents, can be placed around the perimeter of your home to exterminate mice before they have the chance to make their way inside. When rodents consume the bait from these stations, they can be expected to die within 1 to 2 weeks. Bait stations are often used in conjunction with indoor traps to catch any mice that may already be inside your home. 

Set up regular preventative rodent control

The quickest and most efficient way to remove mice from your yard, of course, is to call a professional pest control company. At Miche Pest Control, we recommend continuous bimonthly rodent control services even after mice have been eradicated from your home to ensure that they do not return. Continuous, preventative rodent control is going to be the best way to make sure that mice do not make their way back to your yard or into your home.

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