No matter how cute and fuzzy they might be, pests are still pests. With the ability of mice to procreate quickly, destroy furniture, and spread disease, a mice infestation can quickly become a nightmare for homeowners. If you suspect a potential infestation in your property, here are some steps you can take to get rid of mice:
Mouse-Proof Your House
Somewhere in your house is a spot where mice have managed to enter to get warmth and food in your home. These pests can squeeze into the smallest places. Inspect your house for possible entry spots, such as corners and small crevices.
When you find anything that can be an entryway for rodents, close them off with wire mesh. You may also use steel wool. This is advisable as mice can chew through almost any material except steel.
This part is crucial in getting rid of mice that are already in your home. In this step, it’s important to consider the type of trap and bait and the location and position of the trap. Examples of traps you can use are sticky pads, traditional snap traps, and no-kill “humane” traps. Which one to use is up to you. As for the bait, anything fragrant and tasty will do, such as peanut butter and bacon.
Lastly, decide where to place your traps. Mice are very clever and cautious animals. Try placing your traps perpendicular to a wall (forming a T) to be more effective. Place your traps where you think mice will walk through or hide, like dark corners or behind large furniture.
Call a Professional
If you still notice signs of mice in your home after doing all those mentioned above, it’s time to throw in the towel and ask the professionals for help. You may also skip the steps mentioned before and go straight to animal control experts to save yourself the energy and frustration and protect your health.
Look for pest control companies that specialize in rodent infestation. You should also ask about their experience in the field and success rate to gauge their capabilities.
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Wingate Pest & Lawn are experienced and skilled when it comes to animal control services. For inquiries regarding our company and methods, please contact us. We would be more than happy to answer your questions and assist you with your needs.