Mice are nocturnal animals that often migrate indoors in search of warmth, food and shelter. Mice prefer to remain hidden, so they build nests in small, confined places such as inside lawn mowers. This may provide a scare for both human and mouse when you go to use the lawn mower. Moreover, if the mouse still is inside the lawn mover when it is turned on, it results in the mouse's needless demise. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of mice and keep them away from the lawn mower.
Things You'll Need
- Weather stripping
- Mouse traps
Eliminate gaps and openings larger than 1/4 inch in the structure containing the lawn mower. This may be manageable if the lawn mower is kept in a small shed or garage, but more difficult if the lawn mower is kept in a barn. Exclusion is the most successful and permanent form of mouse control.
Caulk cracks and apply weather stripping around windows and doors.
Set traps around the lawn mower. If you find several mice in your lawn mower, consider setting up a multiple-catch mouse trap. The bait in the traps should override the desire of the mice to enter the lawn mower.
Place rodenticide inside the lawn mower.
Tips & Warnings
- There are humane traps available for purchase at most home improvement stores.
- Rodenticide can be harmful and even fatal to pets and humans if consumed.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
How to Keep Mice Out of the House
Mice, among the most prolific wildlife creatures in rural areas, bring destruction and disease when they invade your home. One thing that...
How to Store a Lawn Mower Battery for Winter
When summer ends and it’s time to put your electric-start lawn mower away for the winter season, take care to properly store...
How to Keep Mice Out of a Shed
Mice seek entrance into sheds when they’re hungry, ready to nest or cold. According to the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management,...
How to Stop Mice in Kitchen Cabinets
Mice can happen in any home. They can climb, run, jump and even swim, which means there aren't many places a mouse...
How to Get Rid of Lawn Mice
It seems that no matter where mice go, humans are trying to get rid of them, particularly when they show up in...
Lawnmower Keeps Dying
A lawnmower engine, as it ages, will start showing many problems and symptoms. However, especially in older engines, a single problem in...