Mice can be a real nuisance, invading your home and causing damage, as well as leaving droppings, urine and they can spread disease. Here we provide some tips on how to get rid of mice for good – including how to mouse-proof your home, and how to use pest control services if necessary.
Mice pest control is easier if you have a planned approach. Firstly, begin with your property inspection. Mice can enter through any small hole or gap (even 5mm-1cm), so it’s important to seal up all of these openings.
The best way to prevent mice from entering your home is to make sure that your property is rodent proofed. You need to do this inside and outside of your house, as well as sealing any holes or gaps in the structure.
Inside, check around pipes and cables where they enter through walls, floors etc., seal with wire wool, mesh and sealants. Expanding foam is not recommended but can be used if necessary.
Outside, check that the areas surrounding your house are clear of piles of rubbish or vegetation, as these provide shelter and nesting sites for mice. You can also use fences, gravel and paving slabs to create a ‘mouse-free zone’ around your property.
If you have a pet cat, this will naturally help to control the mouse population as cats are natural predators.
Traps and Baits
There are various types of traps that can be used to catch mice, but they won’t stop them from entering your property, they will just catch the mice that are already in your home. If you do want to use a trap, we recommend using either traps that kill instantly (snap traps), or live capture cages that are more humane.
There are also repellents and poisons that can be used to kill mice. These work by providing a bait which contains the poison, so when the mouse takes this it will die of poisoning within a few days. If you do use poisons or baits around pets it is important to supervise them carefully so you don’t hurt your pet.
If you have tried all of the prevention methods and you are still having a problem with mice, it is time to call in the professionals. A pest control company will be able to come and inspect your property, identify where the mice are coming from, and provide a solution that will get rid of them for good.
The best way to stop the mice is always proofing!
The most effective and guaranteed way to get rid of mice for good and stop them from entering your property is rodent proofing.
Sometimes it can be difficult because it is easy to miss a hole or gap, or the job is too big for you.
If you have a problem with mice and cannot get rid of them yourself, you can call in the professionals. Companies like Bon Accord Pest Control are experts in pest control and can help get rid of your mouse infestation quickly and safely. They offer advice and a free, no obligation quotation.
So, there you have it – some tips on how to get rid of mice for good. Prevention is always better than cure, so make sure your property is mouse-proofed and keep your house clean and free of food scraps. If you have a problem with mice and cannot get rid of them yourself, call in the professionals.