How do I keep mice out of my home?

How to keep rats and mice out of your home

There are two main activities homeowners and business owners can carry out to minimize the chances of rodents or possums taking up residence;

1) Rodent / possum proof the building

  • Seal any holes / cracks in the floors, walls and roofing
  • Remove vegetation from the immediate perimeter of the building
  • Prune any branches over-hanging the building

2) Improve sanitation

  • Place garbage in sealed, rodent proof containers
  • All stored food to be place in sealed, rodent proof containers
  • Do not leave pet food outside
  • For chickens, rabbits and any other animal that is provided with grain foods, implement a feeding regime that minimises waste food that would be available to rodents