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Best Way to Get Rid of Mice

December 20, 2016

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In: Rodents

There are two main ways to get rid of mice: the hard way and the easy way. If you want to do it the hard way you can learn how to catch or kill mice in your home with a variety of do-it-yourself methods – or you can do it the easy way and call a professional pest control technician from American Pest Solutions. If you’re taking on the challenge of ridding your home of these dirty rodents that may be carrying diseases – here’s what you should know about DIY methods for getting rid of mice.

Prevent Mice from Getting into Your Home

The best way to get rid of mice with do-it-yourself methods is to prevent them from getting into your home in the first place. Mice can fit into a hole or crack that’s only a quarter of an inch in size (about the size of a pencil), so it can be hard to completely seal your home against mice. Use weather stripping on doors and window gaps and replace the door sweeps if they don’t seal properly. Check the areas of your home where you have vents to the outside and where utility pipes enter your home and seal with caulk and/or steel wool.

Use Wooden Mouse Traps

If you have mice in your house you can start getting rid of the infestation with the inexpensive mouse traps available from your favorite department store or hardware store. They do not rely on the use of any chemicals, and they can kill mice instantly when they enter the trap. You can also try glue traps. Use a lot of traps – you may have more than one mouse. Put them under the sinks and anywhere you’ve seen evidence of mice.

Try Mouse Bait Traps

You can purchase mouse bait stations. The packages contain pellets or meal that mice will eat causing them to eventually die. The trouble with bait stations is the mice do not always die instantly and can get into your walls or other areas of your home where they will die and smell as they decompose. While you could do it yourself, bait is a chemical that is best handled by professionals to ensure your pets and family are safe.

Call Professional Pest Control Services to Get Rid of Mice

We’re not sure why anyone would want to go through all of the trouble to get rid of mice on their own. Mice are elusive and can multiply rapidly. Before you know it, you can have a house full of mice causing property damage – even electrical fires as they gnaw through your cords and the wires inside your walls. The easiest, most stress-free, and best way to get rid of mice is to call American Pest Solutions and let us do what we’re trained to do.

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