Get rid of the reason rodents are being attracted. FOOD. The most common rodent attractant in urban locations is wild bird seed. Once a constant food source has been detected, rodents will leave pheromone trails for their family members to follow. This could result in a large populations being attracted to your home or business. An abundant supply of food will also speed up their reproductive cycle. Most people who feed wild birds don’t realize they are probably feeding more rodents than birds. Pet food, grass seed and poorly stored human food are other attractants.
Eliminate the route rodents are taking to enter living and working space. Once inside a building, rodents will follow plumbing and wiring to access all levels and many rooms. Gaps around pipes should be blocked. Pay special attention to pipes under the kitchen sink, bathrooms, laundry room and hot water tank.
MICE + FLY TYING MATERIALS = COMFY NESTS (Secure your materials and watch for the droppings. Take action)
I am too embarrassed to recount my recent garage experience…suffice to say that once they start coming…they are like the Mouseketeers on crack.