Garages are the ideal place for rats or mice to take up residence. Rats and mice can get into boxes and just about anything else in the garage. Rats and mice can jump up to one foot in the air, and can easily climb along wires, ropes, etc. Any small opening can lead them into the wall where they can nest and destroy wiring and insulation. They can also chew larger holes in your walls.
Signs of rats/mice in the garage:
- noise in the walks or roof
- chewed pet food bags, etc.
- rodent droppings
- tracks from rats or mice may be visible on dusty surfaces
- Gnawing marks on wires, etc.
- grease marks on walls, etc. from the natural oils on fur
- stench from rat/mice urine that smells like ammonia
- nesting debris such as piles of light material such as paper, lint and insulation
Where to Install the A24 Automatic Rat and Mouse trap
Rats and mice can easily move along exposed rafters in a garage, and can crawl along wires and ropes. They can also jump up to one foot and easily walk along stacked boxes.
Good choices for trap installation:
- near food storage
- along walls
- corners of a garage
- walls behind of shelves
- near pet food
- near automobiles
Tips for keeping rats and mice out of your garage:
- Keep boxes tightly sealed and make sure you have access to the perimeter walls
- Keep dog food, cat food, bird seed or other pet food in a sealed spill-proof container
- Any food stored in the garage should be tightly sealed in a plastic container
- Seal utility openings with sealing or a pipe collar
- Cover any vents with ¼-inch mesh screen
- Any gaps in the home should be under ¼-inch