Why Do Mice Keep Invading My Lincoln Home?

House mouse inside a tea cup.

They may be cute in a cartoon, but no one wants mice coming inside their home. But do you know why mice come into your Lincoln home in the first place? Like most pests, mice will typically come indoors to seek basic survival. Mice need food, water, and shelter, just like a human, and your cozy Lincoln home will make a fine place for them to nest and find sustenance. If your home is offering up everything mice need to survive as well as convenient access to the indoors, it's very likely you may end up with a pest problem.

For pest control in Lincoln, you are lucky to have Pro Active Pest Control and our team of experts to have your back if you find yourself with a mouse infestation. We can eradicate an infestation and help you prevent mice from coming back. 

Things That Attract Mice into Your Lincoln Home

There are a number of factors that can contribute to mice deciding to take shelter in your home. Some things that attract mice into your home can include:

  • Easily accessed spaces, such as cracks and crevices in your foundation or walls
  • Quiet spaces, such as basements or attics, especially if temperature-controlled
  • Food in unsealed containers or left out 
  • Access to nesting materials, such as cotton, fibers, strips of fabric, or straw
  • An escape from harsh outdoor elements

To prevent mice from finding your Lincoln home appealing, take steps to ensure that they don't have easy access to anything that might entice them to move in and begin nesting. 

Ways Mice Get Into Your Lincoln Home

The common house mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime and are also very talented at hiding in small spaces. These facts alone can make it tough to rid your Lincoln home of mice on your own. Mice typically will get into your house via access points such as holes in screened windows or doors, doors without sweeps, gaps around the door and window frames, or via uncovered vents. If you notice cracks in your foundation or outer walls in your home, immediately seal them with caulk or cement repair. Keep all screens well fitted to windows and screen doors, as well as any vent ducts.

Why Do DIY Methods Fail?

If you are like most homeowners, you have tried the many, many products out there on the market for getting rid of mice on your own. No one wants mice in their Lincoln home, so you do your best to stop them. But, why do these DIY attempts fail? Mice are resistant to traps and other store-bought extermination methods. Many mice will notice a change in their environment and avoid traps entirely. Another reason DIY mouse control methods often fail is that the rapid rate in which mice can reproduce makes it difficult to get ahead of the game, especially if you are only catching one or two at a time with basic traps. For every one mouse you trap, there are likely many more hiding out of sight.

Why Professional Rodent Control Is Best 

When it comes to getting rid of mice, the only true method that is guaranteed to work is by trusting professional mouse control from Pro Active Pest Control. We back our work with a 100 percent guarantee, so you can be sure your mouse problem is gone for good. Our experts will come to your Lincoln home and conduct a thorough inspection both inside and out. From there, we will create a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your precise needs, and our professional care will not stop there. We will continue with routine follow-up visits to be sure that your Lincoln home is pest-free for the long haul.

Don’t try to get rid of pests on your own. When it comes to pest control in Lincoln, it only takes one simple phone call to us at Pro Active Pest Control. We will take it from there, leaving you to enjoy your pest-free home.