Learning how to eliminate mice starts with one easy choice: do you want to do things the hard way or the easy way? Helping eliminate mice may be as easy as making a call to Gilles Lambert Pest Control’s mice control service, otherwise, it may seem like you are chasing invisible mice inside walls. For all those brave folks who want to face the disease-carrying rodents by yourself, here is what you should know about how to eliminate mice.
Eliminate entry points
Rodent-proofing your house, or building mice out, is an efficient method of stopping mice infestations from spreading or ever happening in the first place. You can defend your home from mice by eliminating easy access and points of entry. It may be challenging due to a mouse’s capability of squeezing itself inside even the smallest of openings. One good rule is if it’s possible to fit a pencil inside an opening, hole, or crack a mouse is able to get through it.
Make use of mouse traps
The best method of helping to eliminate mice in a continuous infestation is with mouse traps. Those wooden, classic snap traps are going to do the trick for light to moderate populations of mice; however, remember that the majority of folk’s underestimate mice infestations. It isn’t uncommon to lay a dozen traps for just a single mouse – or what you believe is just a single mouse. Use a lot.
These are sealed packets that contain pellets or meal. Typically, bait stations are available in cellophane, paper, or plastic wrapping, and allow the mice to easily chew through and reach the fresh, preserved bait. Mice feed on the bait and die. While useful in eliminating mice, those products are better handled by trained pest control specialists to ensure the safety of you, your pets, as well as your kids.
Good sanitation will not eliminate mice, yet poor sanitation attracts them
Mice will survive on just 3 – 4g of food a day; therefore, a couple of crumbs here and there all are they actually need. Vacuum the floors and make certain to wipe counters down, eliminating crumbs, residue, and any accessibility to sources of food.
Tackle mice in and out of the house
Get rid of debris around the house in which mice will hide. Keep all weeds to a minimum and destroy nesting areas and burrows as you come across them. Lining your property’s foundation using one strip of heavy gravel is an excellent method of preventing burrowing and nesting.
Mice vs Cats
Most cats like to hunt mice. A few dogs even will join in on the fun. If you happen to have any pets, they actually may be the best method of catching mice without having to lift a finger. If you do not have any pets, now might be a great time to stop viewing cat videos on the internet and get one in real life.
Are you still experiencing problems eliminating those annoying mice? Call one of our pest control experts today!