If you keep finding mice in your home and cannot get rid of them, you might be stressed out. The last thing you want is for the mice to get into your food or cause damage. Fortunately, you can get rid of them for good by following the tips below.
Seal It Up
Before you can get rid of your mice you need to find out how they are getting into your home. You may be surprised at the small spaces they can squeeze through. Go outside and walk around your home and look closely for any openings. If you see any, you need to close them up. If the openings need to be open, then you should put a screen over them and make sure the screen is secure so the mice cannot pull it off.
Also look for any holes inside your home. If you find any, you need to also seal these up. This also prevents mice currently in your home from getting out so, once you get rid of them, you know they are all gone.
Once you have everything sealed up, it is time to get rid of the mice inside your home. There are traditional mouse traps that you set and bait with food. These kill the mice, but it does so humanely as the trap immediately snaps their necks. If there are any baby mice inside your home, they can sometimes walk on the trap without setting it off.
Some baits the mice like a lot are cheese, peanut butter, and anything sweet. Peanut butter works well because the mouse cannot grab it and run. They like it so much they will continue eating and while doing so will set the trap off.
There are bait traps that you can purchase to trap the mice alive. You can then take them to another area, such as a field, and let them go. You can find these traps, as well as traditional mouse traps at pet or home improvement stores.
Contact a Pest Control Company
If you keep getting mice in your home, contact a pest control company like Total Pest Control. You may have an infestation and not even know it. For example, if there are a lot of babies in your home, they will quickly multiply. A pest control company will ensure this does not happen.
The pest control company can find all entry points where the mice are getting in if you have not found them on your own. They have mouse traps and bait that they use, and they know the best places to set the traps. You can ask the pest control company to use a bait station if you do not want them to kill the mice.
The pest control company can answer any questions you may have about how to eliminate mice and how to prevent them from coming back again.