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Leaving This in Your Garage Could Be Attracting Mice, Experts Warn

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 2 of 5: As we settle into fall and the air gets colder, many of us are eager to cozy up to a roaring fire with a good book or a new movie. But if you stockpile firewood in your garage so that it's ready to go when you want to get the fire going, you could be attracting mice."There are two main reasons why firewood piles attract mice: shelter and food," says remote veterinarian Jonathan Roberts, BVSC. "Firewood provides a protective and well-insulated area for mice to make nests, and there is an ample supply of food from the insects and bugs that are natural inhabitants of the firewood."Pest control expert Ryan Smith also suggests using firewood right away as soon as you bring it into your house, or else you could soon be seeing mice inside.RELATED: 7 Cleaning Habits That Attract Mice.

Leaving firewood in your garage could be attracting mice.

As we settle into fall and the air gets colder, many of us are eager to cozy up to a roaring fire with a good book or a new movie. But if you stockpile firewood in your garage so that it's ready to go when you want to get the fire going, you could be attracting mice.

"There are two main reasons why firewood piles attract mice: shelter and food," says remote veterinarian Jonathan Roberts, BVSC. "Firewood provides a protective and well-insulated area for mice to make nests, and there is an ample supply of food from the insects and bugs that are natural inhabitants of the firewood."Pest control expert Ryan Smith also suggests using firewood right away as soon as you bring it into your house, or else you could soon be seeing mice inside.

RELATED: 7 Cleaning Habits That Attract Mice.

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