In pursuit of food, warmth, or refuge, mice move into people's homes. They can spread disease and proliferate quickly. When they get into cabinets, they often ruin food by biting on storage bags and even plastic containers. They also frequently cause damage by chewing on wires, books, and toys. Mice excrete bacteria and viruses in the form of urine and faeces.
Mice's small size allows them to fit through narrow openings. Even a 1/4-inch-wide crack needs to be filled. Knowing where mice like to hang out will help you get rid of them more quickly if you have mice in your house. They can be identified by the black faecal pellets they leave behind. Keep food away from these places, and put all consumables in non-chewing containers.
Once you know where your mice are hiding, try one of the following methods to get rid of them.
Find the entry points and seal them
Mice must first gain access to your house in order to build a nest there. Entry points include cracks around windows and doors, attics, basements, crawlspaces, and attics. It won't help you if lay traps all over the floor of your home. Set your traps around the general regions where the mice are residing and constructing their nests after conducting your best investigation.
Set mouse traps with baits
One of the best ways to get rid of mice that have moved into your home is by using mouse traps. Set mouse traps in your home's more vulnerable spots, such as behind trash cans and along walls. There are numerous mouse traps to pick from, and they all differ in terms of price, purpose, and design. Peanut butter is by far the most popular bait, but you can also use chocolate, cheese, bird seed, or nuts to entice mice into the trap. Bait is a necessity for all mouse traps.
Remove food sources
Mice seek warmth and an ongoing supply of food in colder climates. Maintain a clean environment in your kitchen, especially the shelves, cabinets, and worktops. To prevent unauthorised access, put unopened food in airtight containers. During your monthly kitchen cleanup, it's essential to throw away or recycle any extra food packaging because mice will also eat paper goods and cardboard.
Clear the garbage regularly
Mice are drawn to trash cans, much like insects and other pests are. Choose a garbage can with a tight lid or use rubber cords to keep it shut for a mouse-proof option; metal trash cans are ideal. To avoid odours that can attract rodents, clean the cans frequently on the interior and outside
You can take advantage of mice's keen sense of smell to drive them out of your home. Consider these natural mice repellent choices: Water and Apple Cider : Mix water and apple cider vinegar together. Spray it in any internal access points and around the exterior of your home after putting it in a spray bottle. At least once each month, reapply any natural deterrent you are using. Sheets of fabric softener: Put these sheets into doorways to immediately stop mouse traffic. Hot Pepper Solution: Make a hot pepper spray by combining dish soap, water, chilli flakes, and sliced habaneros. Anywhere that you've seen mouse activity, spray the mixture. Although this mixture is not dangerous to humans or animals, it might irritate the eyes, nose, and mouth, so take careful not to get it on clothing, furniture, or any other area where people or animals could gather.
Mice can spread infections, so take action right away. The longer you wait, the harder it is to contain an invasion due to their fast rate of reproduction. A mouse infestation can be quite frustrating. Fortunately, the staff at Rex Pest Control Services can assist you in identifying and resolving mouse issues so you can reclaim your space permanently. Call us at 0452 451 954 to get a free quote.
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