If you are looking to exterminate mice you have in your house, you have two ways of dealing with it: do it yourself or hire a mouse removal services Phoenix company to do it for you.
You should hire the services of a professional if the mice infestation is serious (you have a lot of mice running around) or you just don’t want to have to deal with getting rid of mice.
Make sure that you are actually dealing with mice and not some other type of rodent, such as a rat. Although the removal methods are similar, there are slightly different ways of dealing with each.
Regardless, here are the 5 steps you should take if you don’t want any more mice in your house.
1. Use a snap trap, not poison. You don’t want to use poison because then you’ll get dead rotting mice in impossible places to reach. Simply put some peanut butter or fruit on the trap and dispose of them using gloves and a bag. If you don’t want any killing involved you can always consult with a reliable mouse removal company to help solve this household problem.
2. One of the best ways to get rid of mice is to make sure that they never come inside in the first place. Make sure that your home is as unwelcoming as possible. If you have small food particles around your house and random sources of water (for your pet), make sure to keep them out of reach of mice.
Clean up the food that is scattered around your house and any shelter, which the mice may like. This means that you shouldn’t have random food lying in and around your house. It also means that your outside property should be relatively flat. This means no easily accessible firewood, no piles of leaves, and no piles of brush.
Furthermore, look outside your premises to make sure that your garbage is in sealed containers. If you have, random debris on your property, clean it up so that mice don’t see it as a potential home. If you have firewood on your property, cover it up.
3. If you don’t want mice to enter into your house, seal off all potential entry holes. Because mice can fit through a hole less than 1/4 inches in size, don’t overlook anything. A lot of homes have holes on the roof due to the movement of shingles and to nobody ever investigating what’s going on up top.
Cover any holes that you see in your house. You want to cover them with some sort of cement. You can get creative and add glass into that cement. You also have to make sure to check your attic as some mice are known to get up with the help of electric wires.
4. If you already have mice in your home, don’t use poison as a removal method. If you do, you’re going to have decaying mice in impossible to reach areas. Instead, use lethal or humane mouse traps.
You can make a humane and effective mousetrap with the materials that you already have in your own home. All you need is a flattened toilet paper tube. Place the toilet paper tube on a flat surface, with 3/4 of it sticking out in the air, so, if a mouse gets inside it, it will fall under its own weight.
Place peanut butter bait before, in, and after the tube, and make the mouse fall in a bucket or box, for easy retrieval. Because this homemade mouse trap only works with an elevated surface, you can make a cardboard ramp for the mouse to go on. Furthermore, you can buy a mousetrap for less than $20. Prices vary depending on size and complexity.
5. If infestation continues, it’s time to hire a pest control service. Severe mice infestation problem is completely out of control and this cannot be done by yourself anymore, so professional help is required.