Tips to Keep Mice Out of Your Office

11/20/2012


Mice    Tips/Solutions   

We admit it, mice are sort of cute. They have tiny paws and tiny faces and look awfully charming when photographed. That being said, mice can cause major damage and spread serious diseases. When you think about that aspect, they get a whole lot less cute.

Mice are opportunistic so if it seems like a suitable home, they will gladly set up house at your place of business.

Follow these tips and share them with your coworkers to avoid the pitter patter of office mice!

Keep food sealed up tightly

Don’t be embarrassed, we know there’s a candy stash near your desk. There’s nothing wrong with noshing a little at your desk (the fact that your keyboard has more germs on it than the average toilet seat is another matter). But be sure to keep the crumbs to a minimum and whatever you store at work needs to be sealed in containers made of heavy plastic, metal or glass. Flimsy plastic baggies are asking to be gnawed through by little mice teeth.

Tidy up nightly

Mice are nocturnal which means they will forage when the office is dark and quiet. They will be attracted to any food remnants left in the waste basket so be sure those are emptied regularly. Rodents will also be drawn to crumbs left behind shelves, desks and on countertops. Sweeping and dusting regularly, making sure you move small appliances to clean thoroughly, will help eliminate crumbs as a food source for visiting mice.

Clutter is prime housing for mice. Unlike rats, mice prefer to set up house indoors and an underused corner of the stock room that has been left to gather junk just may be the perfect place for a mouse to live. Keeping extra clutter around not only makes it easy for mice to move in, but it makes it more difficult for pest control professionals, like your buds at American Pest, to inspect and treat the office when you need professional help.

 






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