Tips to Remove Mice From Your Home


There are some pests you just cannot prevent from entering your home no matter how secure you believe your house may be. Mice are just one of these persistent pests. Not only are they capable of squeezing into areas a fraction of their body size, but they are skilled climbers and can jump amazing gaps. Although they do appear to be small and harmless, these rodents are capable of doing major damage to your home as well as contaminating everything inside of it. What makes the situation of infestation worst is the fact that these tiny nuisances have an extremely high reproductive rate. With all of this in mind, it may make you feel as though eradication would be impossible. However, there are many ways to remove mice from your home.

First, you’ll need to decide if you want to use live trap methods and remove mice from your home or if you are just out to cut their numbers completely with the kill methods. Keep in mind that live trap methods will mean that you will trap the mice and free them elsewhere. Sometimes, the idea of keeping mice alive sounds like the better option until, of course, you realize that you have to find a new home to relocate them to. If you don’t free them far enough away from your home, there is the possibility of them returning. Regardless of which method you prefer, you have many options to choose from.

Probably the most common of the kill methods would be the use of poison. You can purchase packets of the poison to insert into the walls directly where you know the mice are located. It is also possible to spread the poison pellets out around the exterior of your home or to leave small piles in hidden areas that may attract the mice. This method is a slow death method that basically causes the mouse to slowly bleed internally. This means more suffering for not only the mouse, but for your household as well since the mouse will probably die somewhere in your walls. The scent that follows the mouse’s death is not one that you will soon forget.

The next common of the kill methods is the snap traps. The old wood and wire traps are still effective, but there are new plastic snap traps that claim to be stronger and essentially kill faster when a mouse happens to come along into the bait area. The newer types of traps are also much easier to set, as there isn’t a delicate wire that needs to be set. The snap traps are probably favored because of the ability to pick up the trap and throw it away along with the carcass.

The third common of the kill method is the glue pads. Placed along walls or in cabinets, the mouse will walk across the glue trap and get stuck immediately. This is probably the slowest of the kill methods, as you are basically starving the mouse. Just like the poison, it is possible for your pets or a small child to unknowingly become attached to the glue. While they can be removed, it will take a great amount of effort to do so. Again, this enables you to easily pick up the trap with the carcass and throw it away.

It is also possible to use a combination method, like setting up a live trap baited with poison. This combination would enable you to keep the poisoned mouse contained in one area. This essentially prevents the poison from being consumed accidentally by others, keeps the carcass from being consumed by a pet and allows for the carcass to be disposed of easily.

It is important to take your household into consideration as well as your personal preferences when choosing the best method for your rodent removal. There are some methods that work best in a home without children or pets. You can use multiple forms of rodent removal at the same time for the most effective battle against home infestation. With an effective rodent removal plan in action and research into infestation prevention tips, it can actually be easy to protect your home from mice.

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jasonjason – who has written posts on Home Tips Plus.
I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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