Mice love living in garages. You may have already encountered the problem of mice in your garage or you may want to know how to get rid of them in case you ever do have this problem. There are several ways you can solve the mice in garage dilemma.
Where Mice Hide
Garages are full of places for mice to hide. If you have a typical American garage, you have a workbench, tools, summer toys, bicycles, and boxes with unknown contents stacked along the walls. Mice can climb up almost any surface, jump up to one foot in the air, and walk across thin “bridges,” such as wires and ropes.
All the objects stored in your garage give mice the opportunity to climb and sneak into hiding places. Even a neat and organized garage gives mice plenty of spaces to find shelter. The insides of walls are one of the favorite places for mice in garages to hide.
Traps for Mice in Garage
Many people use traps to capture mice in garages. Since your family and pets use your garage frequently, you will not want to use any poisonous rodent repellents. Spring traps and glue strip traps are commonly used to capture mice in garages. Both types of traps come with their own set of problems.
- Are a hazard for children and pets, so be careful when you use these.
- Pets and children are curious and like to investigate new things, kids can get hurt by the traps snapping on their fingers (or toes if accidently stepped on) and pets will try to lick the trap (especially if baited with something tasty like peanut butter).
- You will need to dispose of the mice. Removing dead mice from spring traps is an undesirable task, to say the least.
- Mice carry diseases and parasites, so you will need to avoid all contact with any mice you remove from spring traps.
- Hold the live mouse until you remove it. You will need to either kill the caught mouse or transfer the mouse to an area far away from your home.
- Cause the creature to suffer. Glue, (sticky) traps do not kill them, rather keeps them stuck until they starve to death.
- Are terrible for anyone to witness, let alone a child who comes across a mouse stuck on the trap. The mice will squeal and cry out. Not a pleasant scene to witness.
- Traps can get stuck on creatures they were unintended for. We once heard a story of a stick trap stuck on a dog's ear...with a live-squealing mouse attached to the trap too!
Read what the Humane Society of America has to say about Glue Trap Safety
Fresh Cab® Causes Mice in Garage to Leave
Fresh Cab is a good alternative to traps for getting rid of mice in garages. Instead of capturing mice, Fresh Cab prevents mice from entering your garage to find nesting areas and gets rid of the mice that have already found a home there.
This natural, 98% biodegradable rodent repellent is simple to use and is safe for your family and pets. Fresh Cab is the only natural rodent repellent with an approval from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
The active ingredient in Fresh Cab is balsam fir needle essential oil. The inert ingredients include corn cob chips and other essential oils, including lemon, grapefruit, clary sage, and patchouli. Humans find the aroma very pleasant, but it causes mice to leave the area. The combination of ingredients in Fresh Cab activates the escape/avoidance behavior in mice, and they find another place to hide or nest.
Fresh Cab is Easy to Use
Just place Fresh Cab patented flow-through pouches anywhere in your garage. You can even hang the pouches to ensure you get rid of mice from all the spaces, even tight and hard-to-reach areas.
Fresh Cab is an effective and safe way to get rid of mice in garages. Try it in your home or garage. With our 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, you've got nothing to lose...except mice.