Mice In Your Crawl Space? What You Can Do

Posted on: 18 November 2020


Your crawl space may not be an area that you frequent too often, but if you have been inside and have seen signs of mice in your crawl space, you need to do what you can to get rid of them before they find their way to the rest of your home. Mice can easily get to the rest of your home from your crawl, as it's located directly beneath your house. Read on for tips to help you get rid of mice in your crawl space.

Set Traps

Begin to set traps in your crawl space around where you have seen mouse droppings, or have seen live mice, or even nests. Set traps everywhere you can, and a lot of them, especially if you have seen a lot of activity in the crawl space. You want to get rid of these pests as quickly as you can before they start looking through the rest of your house for food and water. Check the traps as often as you can and empty them, then replace them immediately with new bait and reset them.

Repair Your Foundation

The mice have gotten in somehow into your crawl space, and the most likely space they got in was a hole in your foundation. Check your foundation for cracks or holes and repair them as needed. Use concrete fill or caulking to repair the foundation or a quick-dry concrete that you spread evenly onto the area to seal it in place and prevent a future pest problem.

Encapsulate Your Crawl Space

Encapsulating your crawl space can prevent mice and other pests from getting into your crawl space. It can also dry out your crawl space to prevent mice and other pests from being attracted to the water source. Mice come in looking for food and water, so if you have water in your crawl space, the mice may be there for the water. Encapsulating your crawl space is something you can hire a pest control company to do to prevent pests.

Mice in your crawl space can very easily move about the rest of your home, moving undetected beneath your home and getting to other parts of your home to invade your kitchen or bathrooms looking for food and water. If you have mice, you need to get rid of them with mice removal. Hire a pest control company to help you with this task, and use the tips above to do what you can in the meantime to get rid of them as well.