What Are the Most Effective Ways to Get Rid of Mice in the Attic?

Mice can cause a world of problems if they infest your property. Your home’s molding, drywall, and wiring are all at risk of damage when exposed to mice and their chewing habits. Additionally, mice can contaminate food and water and pass on a variety of diseases, including hantavirus and salmonella. If you suspect invasive rodents are in your home, here are a few effective ways to get rid of mice in attic, wall, and other hard-to-reach spaces.

How to Get Rid of Mice in Attic Crawl Spaces

  1. Close Off Entry Points

Make sure mice can’t get in your attic by strengthening your home’s structure. Mice can enter through holes that are only a quarter-inch wide, so vents, poor insulation, and gaps around attic windows are all vulnerable. A strong sealant and steel wool will help close up any entry points you find.

  1. Clean Up Your Yard

Mice use trees and bushes near your home to scale up your house and enter the attic. Trimming overgrown trees and shrubs makes it harder for mice to climb and also cleans up your yard, removing any hiding spots that mice flock to.

  1. Properly Store Food and Water

Mice don’t need much food to survive and can live off of tiny crumbs. Clean up any spills, and store perishable goods in airtight containers. Pet food and water bowls should also be picked up when not in use, and garbage should be regularly thrown out.

  1. Consider Traps

When dealing with mice, there are a variety of traps available, including snap traps, live traps, and bait. While trapping may seem effective, there are risks to using them. Snap traps could malfunction, resulting in a painful injury to you and a long, inhumane death for the mouse. Live traps need to be regularly checked, and poisoned bait could be accidentally eaten by something other than mice, including pets and small children.

  1. Hire a Mice Removal Expert

Ultimately, your safest and most effective option to get rid of mice in attic spaces is to hire a mice removal professional. Instead of using harsh and dangerous chemicals to remove mice, Critter Control® of Polk County uses CritterSafe® methods that are humane and environmentally friendly.

Central Florida Mice Removal Professionals

The experienced wildlife removal technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County will quickly and safely remove nuisance mice and other 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 at 863-204-2815.


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