The mere mention of mice is enough to bring chills down most spines.  And the prospect of finding a mouse inside the house instills a much greater fear into the hearts of many happy homeowners.  But how do we as homeowners solve this age old dilemma? We at ProTech Pest in Northern Virginia would like to offer some sound advice from the National Pest Management Association on the prevention of a rodent home invasion450637991

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  • Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for pests.
  • Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.


If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to contact a licensed pest professional to inspect and treat the pest problem.  Rodents have quick rate of reproduction and can turn a small problem into a big one.

ProTech Pest offers pest control services for the elimination and prevention of mice by the application of rodenticides and traps.  Contact us today to solve your pest problem.

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