Get Rid of Mice
A mouse infestation is a common problem in many households, however removing these mice from your home does not have to be difficult. Homes with only one or two mice can easily have the rodents removed without help; however once they start breeding, a pest control professional may be necessary.
For those who would like to attempt to get rid of mice without the help of a professional, here are a few tips to try at home.
1) Use a mouse trap: Mouse traps are one of the most common methods to get rid of mice, however many people are uncomfortable using them as they may harm or kill the mouse. The two main types of mouse traps are the traditional spring snap trap and the glue board. The spring snap is considered to be more humane because death is instantaneous. The glue board, on the other hand, will hold the mouse to its sticky surface and keep it there until it starves to death. Other mouse traps are available which will capture the mouse without killing it using a one way door, allowing it to be set free in an area away from the home.
2) Use an electronic pest repellent. This tool emits high pitched sound waves that only mice and similar creatures can hear. The noise from the electronic pest repellent hurts the rodent’s ears, and therefore encourages it to stay away from the surrounding area.
3) Use mouse poison. Before using mouse poison, take into consideration that poison is not only harmful to mice, but to pets and humans as well. Poisons should only be used in extreme cases of mouse infestation. For safety reasons a pest control professional should be consulted before using any type of poison.
4) Get a cat. Rescue an adult cat from your local shelter, or borrow one from a friend for a few days. Cats are natural hunters and will get rid of mice for you, without the use of a mouse trap, poison, or other methods.
If you decide to get rid of mice on your own without consulting a pest control expert, first employ one of the above methods of mouse removal. Secondly, locate and patch potential entrance points. Failure to do so may result in a re-occurring pest problem. Finally, thoroughly clean the house and remove opened food containers in an effort to deter additional mice from re-entering the home. Following these steps may solve your rodent problem, however each case is unique. If you have already employed these methods and the pest infestation as not been solved, contact your local pest control expert immediately.
For more information on how to get rid of mice, or to hire a professional pest control specialist, contact Jason from EnPro Pest Control at
Phone: (604) 688-6864