How To Get Rid Of Mice In The Garage

Has your garage become a refuge for mice trying to find warm shelter from the dropping temperatures outside and provisions to keep their bellies full? If so, you are not alone. In fact, many New Jersey homeowners are in the same predicament as you, finding mouse droppings on their workbenches, spying live rodents scurrying along the edges of the garage, and wondering what steps need to be taken in order to eliminate them. 

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How mice are getting into the garage

In most cases, mice don’t have to work too hard to get inside a garage. They simply look for a small gap or opening. In order to find potential entry points that mice or other pests may use to enter your garage, turn off the lights and close all doors. Pay careful attention to areas where the sun’s light shines in, especially around the garage door. Oftentimes, mice can slip in under the door or at the corners without any struggles. Other cracks or gaps from the exterior can also be the route they take.

What’s attracting mice to your garage

If you’re like most homeowners, your garage contains a plethora of items that an opportunistic rodent in New Jersey might use either for energy (i.e., food) or as nesting material. This includes but is not limited to: 

  • Grass seed and/or mulch
  • Birdseed 
  • Pet food
  • Trash
  • Newspaper
  • Cardboard
  • Stored insulation
  • Cushions from outdoor furniture
  • Paint cloths and rags 
  • Fire wood

Can mice get into the house from the garage?

Mice tend to stick around if conditions are favorable. If your garage continues to provide for their needs, they might stay put. It’s also entirely possible that they’ll move further into your home as their numbers grow. Unlike stink bugs that enter into a diapause and do not reproduce during the winter, mice are continuously breeding. Left unaddressed, the mouse problem in your garage could rapidly become a whole-house issue. 

How to get rid of mice in the garage

If you’ve found yourself with uninvited houseguests (of the rodent variety) this year, contact Arrow Pest Control. Offering effective rodent control services in FreeholdParamus, Upper Saddle River, and Parsippany-Troy Hills as well as throughout our 10-county service area that includes:

  • A thorough rodent inspection to accurately identify the type of rodent, conducive conditions, entry points, and more.
  • Implementation of population control strategy that includes mechanical rodent devices and other tried and true tools.
  • Rodent exclusion and monitoring solutions
  • Suggestions on how to make your property less appealing to mice and other rodents. 

In addition to our stand-alone rodent control solution, locally owned and family-operated Arrow offers ongoing home pest control plans that protect against 30+ pests including mice. With rates starting as low as $35/month, you can count on our team of licensed pest control pros to eliminate insects and rodents that are already an issue in your home AND keep them from returning.

Home Protection Program

Service consists of the elimination of your current pest or rodent problem, complemented by both interior and exterior year-round protection of your home, which is inclusive of three seasonal visits. The program covers your entire property including attics, mailboxes, playsets, sheds, and fences.

Pests targeted with Arrow’s Home Protection Plan services include ants (excluding carpenter ants, pharaoh ants and acrobatic), bees, boxelder bugs, carpenter bees, carpet beetles, centipedes, cicada killers, clover mites, crickets, digger bees, earwigs, fabric & paper pests, fleas (inside only), ground beetles, hornets, mice, pillbugs, millipedes, rats, roaches, silverfish, sowbugs, spiders, springtails, stored product pests, and wasps.

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