Mice can be a serious nuisance when they invade your roof and ceiling space, both causing damage to your property and contaminating your living area. In Australia, there are a few species of mice that can be found in roofs, such as the common house mouse and the native bush rat. If you’re experiencing a mouse problem in your roof, here are several effective methods to help.

Identify & Seal Any Roof Entry Points

The first step in getting rid of mice in your roof is to identify and seal any entry points. Mice can enter your home through small holes, cracks and gaps in your roof and walls. They can climb up drainpipes, wiring and even trees to reach your roof. To prevent them from entering, inspect your roof for any entry points and seal them up with a suitable material such as wire mesh, caulk or expanding foam. You should also trim back any trees or bushes that may be providing access to your roof.

Clean & Declutter The Space

The next step is to clean and declutter your roof and ceiling space. Mice are attracted to clutter and debris, which can provide hiding places and nesting sites. Remove any unnecessary items such as old boxes, insulation or furniture from your roof space. This will also make it easier to set traps and apply repellents. It’s also important to clean up any mouse droppings or urine with a disinfectant, as they can carry diseases and cause health problems.

Set Traps

Traps are an effective and humane way to get rid of mice in roofs. There are various types of traps available, such as snap traps, live traps and glue traps. Snap traps are the most commonly used and can be baited with peanut butter or cheese. Live traps are also an option if you prefer to release the mice elsewhere. Glue traps can be effective but are considered less humane, as they can cause suffering and are difficult to remove. Make sure to check and dispose of any trapped mice regularly.

 

Use Repellents

Repellents can be used to deter mice from entering your roof and ceiling space. There are natural and chemical repellents available, such as peppermint oil, mothballs and ultrasonic devices. Peppermint oil can be sprayed around entry points and inside your roof space, as mice dislike the strong scent. Mothballs can also be used, but they are toxic and should be used with caution. Ultrasonic devices emit high-frequency sound waves that can disrupt the mice’s communication and behaviour. However, their effectiveness is debated, and they may not work on all species of mice.

Hire A Professional Pest Control Company

If you’ve tried the above methods and still have a mouse problem in your roof, it may be time to call in a professional pest control expert. They have the expertise, tools and knowledge to effectively remove mice from your roof and prevent them from returning. They may also use baiting and fumigation methods to ensure all mice are eradicated. When choosing a pest control expert, make sure they are licensed, insured and have a good reputation.

 

Getting rid of mice in roofs in Australia can be challenging but is necessary to protect your property and health.

 

Contact A2Z Services on 1300 229 476 to learn more about our pest control treatments and prevention methods for your home or business.

 

We service Alice Springs, Tully & Innisfail.