Let’s face it. Whether you live in a new home or an older Victorian-era abode, these creatures will get in and they can be a real nuisance if they’re not caught. See some tips below to help the pesky problem.
Remember mice are very small (1-2 inches long), so even the smallest of holes can make your home accessible to them.
- If you’re stuck trying to fill small holes, try using steel wool. Rodents don’t like it! You can also use a copper mesh or any heavy-duty material they will not be able to chew through.
- Place any traps up against walls, behind objects and in secluded areas of your home. Snap-style traps should be placed perpendicular to the wall.
- Multiple-catch style traps should be placed with the opening parallel to the wall.
- Check the traps on a daily basis and handle with gloves so as to protect your hands and prevent disease!
- Place traps no more than 10 feet apart as mice do not tend to travel far within the house
- Seal all openings via pipes or other means by which the mice might enter. Use metal mesh over pipe openings and the like.
- All food that is stored, especially dry grains, should be placed in glass or metal jars. Jars eliminate food smells, and are durable enough that they can’t be chewed through.
Mice reproduce very quickly and in good numbers! Make sure your home is not a hospitable breeding environment, as you could soon be faced with a bigger problem. Mice can breed within two months of being born and can produce 4-7 babies per litter, so get rid of them quickly!
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