Pest Control for Mice

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Pest Control for Mice

Of all the pest problems people have, it seems they are most squeamish about mice.  It’s hard to say exactly why just the sight of a mouse is enough to send many people running for safety.  The only obvious thing is that people generally can’t stand the thought of sharing a home with those little furry creatures.  Why get rid of mice?  Well, in addition to the fact that, to many, they are just plain creepy, mice cause a considerable amount of damage – from toxic droppings to gnawed-up furniture.  If you have a population of mice living in your home, or even just a single mouse, then you need to know what you can do to solve your problem.  Here is a guide to pest control for mice:

Prevention

Keep mice from entering your home in the first place by taking preventative measures.  Block off or seal all cracks, crevices, and holes through which mice may enter your home.  This means any space that is bigger than the cap of a pen.  Also, keep your home free of possible food and water sources for mice.  Cleanliness is everything when it comes to this, as even the tiniest crumbs left under a cabinet can be very tempting for mice.

Mouse traps

These simple devices are an easy and effective way to solve your mouse problem – as long as you only have one or a few.  Simply place baited mouse traps where you know mice are likely to congregate, and then check your traps every day to see if you’ve made a catch.

Poisoned bait

You can purchase mouse bait at any hardware, home improvement, or chain retail store.  Mice are attracted to the bait, which seems like food to them.  When they eat the bait, they poison themselves and die within hours.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to using mouse bait properly.

Mouse trap glue board

Mouse trap glue board

Glue boards

These are exactly what they sound like: boards coated with glue.  The way they work is just as simple: mice who run over the glue boards get stuck in the glue and are therefore trapped.  Glue boards are highly effective, and are non-toxic (which is important if you have pets or small children).  All you have to do is check your glue boards on a daily basis and dispose of dead mice immediately.

Of course, if you are not comfortable with handling your own pest control, you may also opt to put your pest control into the hands of professionals like us, Double G Pest Control.

We can be reached at Double G Pest Control by phone, at 217-440-2847, or email: ggpest1@gmail.com.

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