How do I stop mice from getting inside the house?

Question: I have lived in the same house for almost 10 years and never had mice, until recently. I heard on the news our city is infested with mice but we have bought the kill traps and have trapped and killed about 13 mice. We keep finding holes where they are chewing through baseboards and still have mice in the home. I have children and I'm curious how effective your services are for getting rid of mice once and for all.

Answer: Fall is the season for mice to enter houses and other buildings. Thirteen mice in one house is a lot, and that may not be all of them. What you need to do now is to go outside (and in the garage if it is attached to the house) and try to determine where they are entering.

Sealing entry points is the first step in getting control. Mice can enter or enlarge a hole that is the size of a nickel. Once their entry is blocked you can concentrate on removing the ones inside. The local branch office can provide mouse control. Contact them directly.

Ask Orkin

Get More Answers from Orkin

Formosan termites in mulch from New Orleans?

Q

I have been warned that Formosan termites are a New Orleans infestation that is likely to be spread by mulch made of trees from hurricane damaged areas of Louisiana. Is this likely to be true?

Can you have fleas without pets (animals)?

Q

What can we do about fleas? We sprayed with flea spray, but there are no animals in the home.

How do you exterminate for carpenter bees?

Q

How do you exterminate for carpenter bees? What is the cost? Do you have a guarantee?

How much does it cost to get an exterminator for spiders?

Q

I live in a house built in 1951 and have a big spider problem — I hate spiders! How much would a solution cost?

How do I kill house lizards?

Q

How do I kill house lizards?

How long will a flea treatment continue to kill fleas

Q

How long will a flea treatment continue to kill fleas?

When is tenting necessary for termite control?

Q

If it is necessary, do we have to empty the house of all contents and for how long?

What treatments are available today for drywood termites?

Q

What kinds of treatments are available today to treat drywood termites? My house is in Bradenton, Fla.

Holes and tunnels in interior drywall

Q

I have just been notified by a tenant that an interior drywall has developed holes and tunnels. Could this be termites, and, if so, what type of termite is most likely?

Can ticks live in the house?

Q

Can ticks live in the house?

Connect with Us

Our customer care team is available for you 24 hours a day.

877-819-5061

Find a Branch

Our local Pros are the pest experts in your area.

Get a Personalized Quote

We will help you find the right treatment plan for your home.

The Best in Pests.™

SERVICES

Pest ControlTermite ControlPrevent and Protect

PEST LIBRARY

Browse All Pests

© 2021 Orkin LLC

Terms of UsePrivacyAccessibility StatementCareers