If you have mice in your house, you want to get rid of them as quickly as possible and do all you can to prevent more from coming. This article will provide you with step-by-step tips for getting the mice out of your house and keeping more from coming back in.
Block off entrances: The first thing you want to do is block the entrances into your home. You should start with your interior walls, then go to the exterior walls. The reasoning for this is it gives the mice the chance to leave your home, decreasing the odds of them getting trapped inside with you. Use caulk and/or plaster to seal cracks and holes.
Clean everything: The cleaner and less cluttered your home is, the less attractive it will be to mice. You want to clean all areas of your home including the living areas, unused closets, under all cabinets, in all drawers and everywhere else. This is an important part of the process and often the most time consuming. When it comes to the kitchen, all foods should be sealed in air-tight containers.
Clear the yard: You want to go around your yard and make sure you remove any piles of debris, wood piles and cut back any thick brush. These things can bring a lot of mice into your yard and this can lead to an increased chance of getting them inside your house.
Set up traps: There are a variety of traps you can choose from. This allows you to go with ones you are comfortable with. You can choose traps that kill the mice, or humane traps that give you the ability to remove the mice from your home and release them back into the wild. Make sure you release them away from your property, or they will be determined to come back into your house.
Get a cat: If you don't like the idea of traps of any kind, getting a cat is an excellent way to keep mice out of your home. The cat will be more than happy to hunt them down and get rid of them. Once mice learn there is a cat in the house, they will stay far away.
If you have followed all the advice in this article and still have a problem with mice, then the best thing you can do is call a commercial pest control company, like Boris Pest Control, to take care of the issue for you.