How To Rid Your Garage of Mice and Rodents In Canada
Mice are known to crawl into garages to stay warm for the winter, where they can die and fill a garage with stench in the process. Mice also eat away at various wires, tubes and circuitry inside your walls.
Mice are one of the most common household pests in Canada. These small furry nuisances permeate homes, garages and sheds, leaving unsanitary feces, eating unsupervised food and chewing personal belongings.
One of the best ways to keep mice, squirrels and rats out of your home is to keep them out of your garage, especially if you have an attached garage.
HOW TO KEEP RODENTS OUT
It might be difficult to get rid of mice after they have entered your garage. Take precautions if you live in a mouse-infested region, especially if you live near a field, vacant lot, or uninhabited structure. Use the procedures listed below to keep mice out.
CLOSE ACCESS HOLES
A mouse can fit through a hole that is only a quarter of an inch in diameter on average. Look for holes and cracks in your garage that go outside or into your house. Any cracks in your flooring or wall materials should be filled.
Cover all entry points to your plumbing and HVAC system, such as dryer vents and duct openings, with a vent cover.
REMOVE DESIRABLE RESOURCES
Making the space uncomfortable is one of the most effective techniques to prevent rodent infestations. Keep your garage clean and organised on a regular basis.
Keep the quantity of storage in your garage to a minimum, and store any food in airtight containers. Other storage goods should be kept in plastic bins rather than cardboard boxes.
Keep the garage as cold as possible throughout the winter. Keep your trees and shrubs cut back from the garage so that rodents don't have any shelter from which to sneak up on you.
IMPROVE YOUR GARAGE DOOR
Many mouse infestations enter through a crack or crevice, but others enter through the garage door. Maintain your garage door and make any necessary repairs as soon as possible to keep rodents out.
Keep a close eye on the weatherstripping around and under your door. To get access to your garage, determined mice may chew through weatherstripping.
Check to see if your door closes entirely and responds properly to your controls. Make any essential repairs as soon as possible.
Consider setting traps in a particularly vulnerable region of your garage. If you're using a poisonous or spring-loaded trap, make sure no children or pets are in the garage while it's being used.
If you use humane traps, you must release the mice at least one mile away from your house to prevent them from turning around and returning.
USE ULTRASONIC DETERRENTS
Mice use their senses to determine if an area is safe or not. An Ultrasonic device can create a strong defence that does not annoy you, like the smell of mothballs.
The Ultimate Garage Protection
After years of research and development, we are proud to launch the MouseBlocker 1000x for home garage protection.
MouseBlocker 1000X Ultimate Garage Protection Plug-In Rodent Deterrent now available in Canada
The MouseBlocker 1000x uses modern micro-electronics technology outputting 2 types of special ultrasonic waves simultaneously. These waves act upon the hearing and nervous system of rodents making them unpleasant and uncomfortable. This unit is designed to drive the mice away from protected areas. The frequencies output from the 1000x are constantly changing and alternating eliminating the chance of rodents adapting to the sound.
MouseBlocker 1000X Coverage Area
The MouseBlocker 1000x is a very high output device covering up to 1000 square feet with a clear line of sight. Since the unit operates off sound, the noise will not go thru walls or solid objects. Place the unit with speakers facing open space free of obstructions.
MouseBlocker 1000X Operation Methods
Plug one end of the included power cord into the power socket on the left rear side of the unit. Plug the other end of the power cord into any available 110v power outlet. After plugging the unit into power, it will start working immediately. The green power light should be solid and the blue ultrasonic light should be flashing/blinking according to the sound output.
Testing output: There is a green test button on the back of the unit. Pressing this button will amplify the ultrasonic noise to an audible level. This noise is very loud and confirms that the microprocessor is working properly.
MouseBlocker 1000X Technical Specifications
- Weight: 5 lbs
- Dimensions: 21 × 7 × 9 in
- AC Power Voltage: AC 120v 60hz
- Power Consumption: 25Watts
- Frequency Coverage: 25-45Khz Intermittent at 160 Seconds
- Made in China EPA Est No: 95016-CHN-1
- 1. Never use the device outdoors, in high-temperature locations or damp locations.
- 2. The MouseBlocker 1000x should be used continuously without stopping to be effective.
- 3. Place no obstructions in front of the unit. Ultrasonic noises won't pass through hard objects.
- 4. There are four loudspeakers installed in three directions so the device should be installed along a wall, with the back facing a wall for optimal effectiveness.
- 5. It is normal if the device gets warm to the touch.
- 6. The effects of this unit will be seen immediately as soon as the device is powered on. The unit will be most effective after using it continuously for 3-4 weeks. Sometimes the mice may be more active during the beginning of use showing that the rodents are irritated. After using the unit for a prolonged period of time the mice will begin to disappear.
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