How To Keep Mice Out of Your Bed

How To Keep Mice Out of Your Bed

Your bed is warm and cozy. You love cuddling up in it when you’re ready to relax at the end of the day, and sometimes you’ll bring a snack to eat before you fall asleep. Unfortunately, mice might think it’s a great place to relax and have a snack, too, but you don’t have to just live with it. If you’re looking for some ways to keep unwanted guests out of your bed, contact Truly Nolen’s mice control Cambridge services.

Clean Up After Yourself

It sounds simple, and that’s because it is! Keeping your house clean is important if you plan to deter mice, and this even includes your bedroom. Instead of throwing your clothes in the corner when you’re getting dressed, fold them and put them away. Instead of tossing a candy bar wrapper on the table, take it to the garbage can. Have empty boxes or other containers sitting around? Clean them up and get them to the outdoor garbage can as soon as possible. Dust your furnishings, vacuum the floors and make your bed to ensure the mice don’t have any reason to find their way to your bed.

Keep the Food Where It Belongs

You probably won’t let your kids eat in the living room or their bedrooms, and you should follow that rule, too. Even if you’re extremely careful about keeping all the crumbs on your plate, you’re probably leaving tiny crumbs in your bed and on your floor without realizing it. If a mouse can smell the tiny particles of food that are in bed with you, they’re going to climb up to get them. If you absolutely must have food in your bedroom, be sure you vacuum and clean the area immediately following your meal.

Avoid Creating Mouse Ladders

Anything a mouse can use as a grip, it’s going to use as a ladder to get onto your bed. This might include a headboard with a rough texture or a brick wall that your bed is up against. Move your bed away from the wall, consider a smooth headboard or get rid of the headboard altogether.

Your sheets and blankets might also give the mice a type of ladder to climb up. If you leave them hanging from the bed to the floor, mice will be able to scamper up to your bed. Tuck the sheets in when you make your bed in the morning, and if your comforter is too big, consider modifying it or folding it neatly on the end of your bed.

Raise the Bed

Your bed should be at least two feet above the ground if you want to avoid mice climbing in. If your mattress sits on the floor or is only a couple of inches above it, mice have an easier access point. Whatever you use to elevate the bed should be smooth so the mice can’t grip it to climb up to your bed.

Repair Cracks and Holes in the Wall

You’d be surprised at the size of hole a mouse can fit through. Their little, limber bodies can get through holes just bigger than the diameter of a pencil. If you think you’re safe because you only have a couple of little holes or cracks, think again. Take some time to patch those up so the mice don’t have an access point to your room and your bed. You could also install a door sweep on your bedroom door to make sure any access at another point in your home doesn’t give the mouse a way into your bedroom.

Contact the Mice Control Professionals

At Truly Nolen Pest Control, we are committed to leaving your home mouse-free. If you have an infestation or have noticed just one mouse trying to sneak into your bed, it’s time to take action with mice control Cambridge services. Contact us to schedule an inspection today.