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What attracts mice?

Rodents are survival-driven beings, seeking the big three essentials: food, water, and shelter. Unfortunately, our homes often provide a haven for them, especially when easily accessible or stocked with readily available food sources. To deter mice and rats effectively, consider these strategies:

  • Seal off potential entry points
  • Minimize clutter indoors and outdoors
  • Promptly clean food spills and dispose of trash
  • Store food securely in airtight containers
Mice nibbling on left out food | Inman-Murphy Pest Control serving Millington TN

How Do Rodents Get Indoors?

Understanding how rodents breach your defenses is a crucial step to creating a reliable prevention plan. Even seemingly minor openings can serve as gateways. Rats, despite their size, can wriggle through spaces as small as half an inch, while mice can navigate through openings as tiny as 5mm. Check these areas for potential entry points:

  • Flooring and foundation
  • Doors, windows, and screens
  • Roofing materials such as tiles or shingles
  • Utility penetrations like electrical or plumbing lines

What Do Rats & Mice Eat?

Rats and mice are opportunistic feeders, consuming almost anything within reach. While rats favor calorie-dense options like meat, grease, and garbage, mice are more inclined towards grains, vegetables, fruits, and seeds.

Since rodents are voracious critters, eliminating potential food sources may play a big role in keeping infestations away. Remember to store your leftovers after every meal—even those that don’t need to be refrigerated. Use airtight containers and consider investing in a lidded garbage bin. You may even want to clean up pet food bowls after each meal.

Keep Your Space Pest-Free

Whether you’re battling an existing infestation or aiming to fortify your defenses, seeking assistance from a licensed exterminator is your best bet. Armed with expertise and experience, they can identify vulnerabilities often overlooked. 

At Inman-Murphy, Inc., our tailored plans cater to your unique needs, backed by a satisfaction guarantee. Reach out today to reclaim your pest-free* environment!

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