Keep your home or business as clean as possible
It sounds simple enough, but sometimes it’s easy to overlook the clutter and mess. If you want to keep mice at bay, make sure your residential and commercial properties are neat and tidy. Remember, mice are looking for places where they can easily hide and be close to food sources.
Begin by locating possible hiding places where you think mice would likely set up camp, and then get rid of them. They tend to nest in attics, inside of walls, and in storage areas, so make sure to seal off as many access points as you can to keep mice where they belong—outside.
Another thing you can do to discourage mice from moving in is to maintain constant and thorough sanitation. Store all your foodstuff in tightly sealed containers (that also applies to pet food). Also, make sure to keep all your garbage and compost in properly sealed bins and empty them in your outdoor containers on a daily basis. Finally, clean up any food scraps and leftovers lying around, and wash your dirty dishes as soon as you can.
By getting rid of hiding places and food, you’ll go a long way in reducing your chances of a mice infestation.