Mice Removal: 4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Having Mice In Your Home

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Ants, spiders, fleas, mice and silverfish were all problems in my house at one point. When we bought the house, it hadn't been lived in for about three years. Since it was basically abandoned, the pests moved in and made it their homes. The first few months of battling with these pests was the hardest. We had so many different pests to contend with that it was hard to know where to start. With the help of a professional pest control technician, we have taken our home back from those pests and have been living pest free ever since. Find tips on eliminating the pests in your home here on my blog.


Mice Removal: 4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Having Mice In Your Home

21 February 2023
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Mice are among the top annoying pests any homeowner could experience. These pests can crawl through tiny holes and cause a lot of problems in your home. For instance, they can chew on electrical wires, leading to unexpected fires. They also damage things like clothes, furniture, books, documents, boxes, and bags and cause health hazards. However, it's still possible to keep mice away. Here are four things you can do to keep these pests away from your house. 

Identify Entryways 

If you are experiencing a mouse infestation, you should try to locate or identify likely entryways. Of course, mice get into someone's house through tiny entryways, but most people don't know how to identify and block them. Keep an eye on entries because even a single entryway can lead to a serious mouse problem. However, you can keep mice away by blocking potential entries and destroying mice nests.

Put Up Traps

Traps can help eliminate mice in your home, particularly when properly set or placed. However, this is sometimes tricky because most people don't identify the most vulnerable areas and set the traps correctly. Traps can be more effective when set behind trashcans or along walls. Mousetraps are of different types. For instance, you can use snap traps because they have a more effective trigger system. You could also use electric traps because they attract mice into the chamber and kill or electrocute them. These traps are designed to kill mice without shocking you or your pets. If you don't want to use any of these traps, you can use others like ultrasonic, sticky, and live catch traps.

Keep Your Trashcans Closed

Most homeowners don't know that trashcans can attract mice into their homes. Usually, mice move from place to place, looking for food. Unfortunately, the rotting food in the garbage bins can greatly attract these hungry critters. So, always keep your garbage bins closed and sealed to keep these annoying pests away. It's also advisable to clean them from time to time to avoid that disgusting odor that attracts mice.

Involve a Professional Exterminator

Dealing with mice can be difficult without professional help because these pests are intelligent. They know where to hide and how to avoid some traps and repellants, including those strategically placed. However, a professional knows how to eliminate mice without harming anyone or causing property damage in your house. They also know the traps and techniques that eliminate mice more effectively than others. Moreover, a professional offers a follow-up service to confirm the mice problem is completely contained.

Speak to a mice removal service to learn more about what to do.