How to Get Rid of Mice in Your Home

Oh no! Did you see something move in the corner of the room? Have you noticed droppings on the floor, in the pantry, or outside your home? Well, we hate to break it to you, but you probably have mice. Defecating and urinating mice not only create terrible odor and damage to your home, but they also spread parasites that in return, spread disease. Now that you know, below are a few steps you can take to get rid of Rodents and prevent them from re-entering your home.

 

Store Away Food

After you eat, make sure you store any leftovers in airtight containers. If you have bread, cereal, or other foods that tend to come in plastic bags, make sure you tightly close the bags with a twist tie or clip. Store your fruit and other perishables in your refrigerator, and clean out your pet’s food bowl after each meal. Also, vacuum regularly to pick up any lingering crumbs and keep a tight lid on your trash can.

 

Eliminate Easy Access

Well…the mice must have found any easy way to get in. Believe it or not, they can fit through even the smallest crack in your home’s foundation. Periodically inspect your home for cracks or access points around your foundation, windows, pipes, an so on. If you spot an easy access point, make sure to fix it immediately.

 

Use Traps or Bait

Using traps or bait stations are the most effective ways to capture, kill, or release unwanted rodents in your home. Trapping is an effective form of rodent control but may require several return visits, depending on activity. Traps are strategically located, baited, and checked at regular intervals, with rodents being removed and activity documented. Traps are most effective when they are baited with peanut butter, cheese, or a special attracting gel for capture.

 

Baiting is the fastest and most cost-effective form of rodent extermination. Whenever possible, this is our top recommendation. Bait stations lure a mouse to nibble on a bait block, and in return, the poisonous bait kills the rodent. Baiting can take several days to work, depending on the size of the rodent infestation, but usually requires only one visit. There are child and dog resistant bait station options for indoor and outdoor use as well.

 

Call a Professional

When the infestation becomes too much to handle, call a professional. With years of experience in rodent extermination and superior technology, our experts use traditional methods of baiting and trapping for rodent control. Our pest control technicians know rodent behavior and hiding patterns. We strategically place rodent traps and mice deterrents to help prevent reentry. To learn more about our residential rodent extermination services or to request a free quote, call us today at 1-800-252-8478.