Rodents such as mice can cause a great deal of inconvenience. Once you start to notice them in your home they make a great deal of noise and also pose risks in relation to health risks. They also cause other dangers in the home by damaging walls, furniture or even chewing through electrical cables in the home that can lead to a fire. When it comes to getting rid of the mice that have decided to call your house their home there a several steps you need to consider.
Remove the source of food in your home, by putting any food items that are open in boxes or bags into sealed containers. These containers should feature tight fitting lids.
Keep your house tidy and clean in the process of getting rid of mice. Remember that even a bit of food or spills left on your breakfast table is seen as appropriate food for a mouse.
Use a strong essential oil such as peppermint oil in areas that mice can easily gain access into your home. These smells are far too intense for a small animal such as a mouse.
Close up all the possible entries. The mice are very small creatures and are easily able to squeeze through cracks and small holes. If you do find holes around the home stuff these holes using steel wool or cover the space with an aluminum netting.
This involves using the correct type of poison designed for mice. However please keep in mind that this is not a viable or safe option if you have young children or pets.
Another helpful way to get rid of an existing infestation of mice is to set up mice traps. If you are not too fond of having to deal with dead mice in the traps, then you can choose humane traps which catch the mouse in a box but the rodent is unable to get out. However, when using a humane trap you need to ensure you let the mice go very far away from your home to make sure they don’t come back.
If you do not have a cat it may be a good time to consider getting one as these are the types of pets that will ensure mice stay out of your home. We can accomplish all this at Rid-X Termite & Pest Control.
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