How to Get Rid of Mice in Your House

Eliminate Hiding Places

  • Keep closets, storage areas, garages, basements, and attics free of clutter
  • Remove trash daily and seal the lid tightly
  • Trim bushes and shrubs and get rid of overgrowth; rake leaf piles in the fall
  • Check the basement and attic often for holes and feces

Use Traps

  • Glue traps can be placed on floor corners to stop mice in their tracks
  • Snap traps can be set up with cheese or peanut butter as a lure
  • Electric traps can also lure in mice with food while using an electric current to kill it
  • Grease traps using bowls covered in grease with food inside lure the mice and disable them from getting out, which enables you to take them elsewhere and free them far away

Consult an Exterminator

If nothing works, here are some reasons why you should call an exterminator:
  • They know mice better than you do. Years of experience has allowed pest exterminators to know exactly where mice enter and leave from, as well as their preferred breeding spots. Leave it up to them to find where your mice problem is originating from.
  • Equipment. Pest professionals have industry-strength pesticides and other equipment at their disposal to use specifically in targeting mice in homes. They can also save you from having to remove dead mice on your own.
  • It's just easier. Pest exterminators evaluate your entire home, recommend a specific treatment plan, and get rid of dead mice, while leaving you with the simple task of paying the bill. Costs vary on a number of circumstances, but if a peace of mind is what you're looking for, it may very well end up being a worthy investment.

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