5 Ways Mice are Getting into Your Wayne NJ Home
Now that winter is upon us, mice are sneaking indoors to stay warm and well-fed for the next few months. While mice may be small they can surely cause a huge amount of problems for Wayne NJ homeowners. Mice contaminate food and surfaces with salmonella.
Mice are well-equipped to get into your home since they can jump up to a foot in the air and are exceptional climbers and swimmers. Let’s take a look at exactly how they are getting into your Wayne NJ home.
- Corner Posts
Hollow corner posts are placed at the corners of your house to finish off the ends of siding. J-channels hide the ends of vinyl siding and are used as the trim around windows and doors. Because the corner posts are hollow, it’s very easy for mice to climb up the side of the house and gaps between j-channels.
- Cracks in the Foundation
Another entry point for mice is through cracks in the home’s foundation. The largest gaps can be found in rubble foundations and stacked stone foundations.
- Uneven Garage Doors
One of the most popular entrances for mice is through uneven or broken overhead garage doors. Any door that is left open for an extensive period of time is likely to have mice run inside.
- Bilco Doors
Bilco doors are the slanted cellar doors on the outside of homes which lead into the basement. Unfortunately, there are usually large gaps between the two doors where mice sneak in.
- Downspouts & Gutters
Since mice are excellent climbers, downspouts and gutters are ideal for mice to climb up and access openings that are near the roof.