Easy Ways to Get Rid of Mice

Having mice in your home or business can create a host of problems for you, including health risks and property damage. If left untreated, a few mice can quickly turn into a large infestation that spreads contamination and, possibly, disease throughout the interior of your property. Here are a few ways to deal with these nuisance rodents and get rid of mice for good.

Get Rid of Mice by Sealing Entry Points

Mice can fit through openings the size of a dime. Small cracks in your home’s foundation and exterior, including garages, chimneys, vents, doorways, and pipes, are common entry points for mice. The pests will gnaw on any material to keep their teeth sharp. Their incessant chewing can damage wooden beams, plumbing pipes, and furniture. Protect your home by regularly replacing weather stripping, and sealing any cracks with caulk or steel wool.

Get Rid of Mice by Cleaning Up Your Home

Mice love warm spaces with a nearby food supply, such as your attic, kitchen, or garage. It’ll be easy for these tiny critters to go unnoticed if your home is cluttered. Therefore, keep living spaces clean, and seal perishable food tightly. Pet food should be properly stored and put away when your pet isn’t eating. Trash should be tightly sealed when on the street and inside your home.

Get Rid of Mice by Setting Traps

Mouse traps are available in a variety of styles:

  • Snap traps are trigger-based to quickly kill the invasive mouse.
  • Electric traps lure the mouse away before delivering a fatal shock.
  • Live traps will catch the mouse, but it won’t kill them.

All mouse traps should be placed around common mice entry points, but kept out of reach of children and pets. Rodenticides, or rat poison, should never be used as kids and pets can mistake it for food.

While traps can be effective, it’s hard to guarantee their accuracy. Snap traps can be ineffective and accidentally cause a slow, painful death for the mouse. There is also a risk of other animals getting stuck in these traps. Furthermore, mice are known disease carriers, so handling them on your own can put you at risk of contracting a illness.

Get Rid of Mice by Calling Mice Removal Professionals

Ultimately, a professional pest control expert will be your best option to safely and humanely get rid of mice from your property. The wildlife removal technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County are equipped to quickly remove nuisance mice and other unwanted wildlife from your property and keep them from returning.

To schedule your inspection and receive a free estimate for our mice removal services, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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