Sleeping during the night, you are unaware of the mice in your home, eating, running, jumping, peeing and pooping. If you change jobs, and end up being up during the night and sleeping during the day, they will adjust to your schedule. Mice are very capable of adjusting to time schedules, if they find a temperate home.
You can really make a difference by stopping access to food and water. Place all your food in snap top lid plastic containers. They can’t get into those devices.
- Keep your home cool in the winter, less than 65 degrees, to avoid inviting mice into your habitat.
- Removing humidity will be good for your home and will make your home less inviting to your local mouse.
- Sprinkling used cat litter around the outside of your home can be a great deterrent.
Mice do not like loud noises, bright lights, cold temperatures, low humidity, scarce food and water, and little accommodation for nesting. If you add in these kind of problems for them, you will find them less likely to be able to want to stick around.
Add in one of these measures, and see how your mouse population decides to up and move!