The Secret To Effective Mouse Control In Western Massachusetts

Mice on the ground near a leaf

Have you been hearing pitter-pattering inside your wall and ceiling voids late at night? Are there holes in some of your pantry items that you didn’t notice when you bought them at the store? Are there small pellets of fecal matter in the backs of your cabinets? If you are noticing signs like these around your living areas, there is a chance that mice are around and are causing trouble. If this is true, you, your family, and your property could be at risk. To help you with this, here is the best way to get rid of mice from your Western Massachusetts home.

Identify The Problem

There is no use putting down traps unless you know there is a problem. If you have recently seen a mouse scampering around your living areas, then it is safe to assume your home is infested. If you have not seen one of these furry pests around, but you suspect something is up, you need to start looking for the signs mice leave behind. 

  • Check your walls and inside your cabinetry for holes.
  • Investigate items around your home for gnaw marks, specifically items made out of wood.
  • Look for torn insulation, ripped fabrics, and damaged paper material that mice are using to build their nests.
  • Inspect the backs of pantries, cabinets, and other secluded areas for pellets of fecal matter.
  • Check for urine stains or the smell of ammonia in the air.
  • Listen late at night for scampering coming from inside of your walls or ceiling voids.

Place Snap Traps In Targeted Areas

If you strongly suspect or know your home has an active mouse infestation, your next step should be to purchase high-quality snap traps and some peanut butter for bait. We recommend peanut butter because it is less easily stolen from traps and requires mice to lick at it, giving traps a better chance to trigger. Once traps are baited, place them in the backs of pantries, cupboards, and in other areas where you suspect rodents are traveling and where you, your family, or your pets will not accidentally interact with them. If you catch a couple of mice within two weeks and your problem subsides, great! If not, your next best option is to involve a professional.

Know When To Call A Professional

Mice are among the fastest-reproducing animals. Females can get pregnant five to ten times per year, and they give birth to three to fourteen baby mice each time. This, combined with the fact that mice sexually mature in four to seven weeks, makes problems exponentially worse. All of this is to say that if you cannot get mice out of your home on your own within a month, your infestation will only keep growing in size. Keep in mind that mice are not just annoying; they are dangerous and destructive, and they make terrible house guests.

Who To Trust With Your Home’s Rodent Control

There is nothing we want more than to see you find freedom from annoying, dangerous, and destructive mice. Whether it’s only one of these furry pests inside your home or dozens, American Pest Solutions is standing by, ready to come to your aid. We use industrial-grade rodent control products and advanced pest control methods to quickly identify, remove, and prevent rodents. All you have to do is let us know you have a problem. We will take care of the rest.

Contact us now to discover more about our comprehensive rodent control options and schedule a time to get rid of mice from your Western Massachusetts home.