How do I make sure pests don’t start coming from behind Cabinets?
I’m hopefully and finally closing on a home next month. I’ve been living in an apartment with my two kids this past year and a half and my landlord is terrible and isn’t helping with an obvious mouse infestation. I’ve blocked off the entire kitchen with cardboard “walls” so they are at least contained in the kitchen where it seems they’re coming from behind the appliances. I moved the appliances at one point and my husband put steel wool and foam, but they were still able to chew the foam and come back in. There must be more holes behind the cabinets where they come from as well. Long story short, I’m so anxious and paranoid I want to move in my new place and make sure I never have a problem with mice or any pest for the matter. I know I’ll have to close off any holes before moving in along the baseboards, but I can’t stop from thinking that I somehow need to get behind the cabinets to make sure 100% of a job is done. Am I crazy? What options do I have without completely Renovating the kitchen? Thank you!