Keeping Critters Like Mice Out

Have you heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet scurrying across your kitchen floor late at night? What about finding droppings throughout your basement? These are all signs mice or rats have taken up residence in your home.

According to Danforth Pape Home Hardware Dealer Owner Malcolm Firkser, the little critters are attracted to three things:

1) A dark place – such as the basement
2) A warm place – near the water heater
3) A damp place – like the laundry room

How do you prevent these pesky rodents from entering you home in the first place? We asked Malcolm for some tips to help us out.

If they end up taking up residence in your home, there are products on the market that can help you get rid of them. Malcom says they range from ultrasonic repellents, rodenticides and of course the old fashioned mouse traps. Malcolm shows us how to set a better mouse trap…

If you have questions or want to check out some of the products to keep mice and rats out, visit the Danforth Pape Home Hardware.
For more tips and tricks to help you complete DIY tasks around your home, be sure to visit our experts in the Home Hardware DIY Centre at the Toronto Fall Home Show Sept. 28-30, 2018 at the Enercare Centre.
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Ashaw Noorhasan

Hi, I'm Ashaw. I enjoy meeting new people, spending time with friends and telling stories. Most of all, I love a good DIY project...so, if you have one, let me know.

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