If you’ve spotted a mouse in your property and you’re confident that they’re nesting in your home then the first thing that we would recommend is that you skip all of the nonsense and hire some expert pest control services. However, if you don’t want to cause a fuss and you’d rather try to take care of it yourself, then here are a few tips on how to get rid of those pesky rodents.
1 – Block Them In/Out
It’s quite easy to spot the different entry points are, particularly when you watch the little blighters scuttering off! Find the entry points and block them up immediately – that being said, you might not have a great deal of luck with this as mice are notorious for being able to squeeze through the smallest gaps. Try it and see how you get on.
2 – The Classic Mouse Trap
People often misjudge quite how many mice that they might be dealing with, so you’ll have to opt for more than one snap trap. In fact, it may be worth mixing it up and having several different variations. – including ‘bate’ & live traps.
3 – Clean Up!
Remember that the mice likely didn’t move in on the off-chance and that it’s actually poor sanitation that attracts them. The best way to prevent an infestation is by cleaning your house thoroughly, decluttering it and creating the most sanitary environment possible – otherwise you’re just creating a haven for them to thrive in.
4 – Poison Stations
If you have children or pets, then to be quite honest with you, you should go straight ahead and hire the professionals as there really is no point running the risk. Otherwise, you could try placing some poison bate stations? This incorporates food and poison pellets which the mice will invariably feed on and die.
5 – Buy a Cat
We’ve all seen Tom and Jerry, right? Hopefully for your sake, Tom will have more luck! Cats love chasing mice and they’re very good at it too. If you’re having trouble with mice and you’ve always fancied a cat, then perhaps it’s high time that you bought one?
6 – Pick Up the Phone
Unless you have some kind of personal vendetta against the mouse/mice which are infesting your home, then you’re best off picking up the phone and taking care of it immediately. Save yourself the time and the effort and have someone come in with the experience, know-how and the correct equipment to get rid of your rodent infestation quickly and efficiently! Any reputable pest control service will know a number of lasting rodent control techniques, so you can rest assured that you won’t have any issues in the future.