If you’ve just found out there are mice in your home or office-either by hearing their squeaky noises or by noticing their droppings-you must be wondering what you can do to deal with this problem. And indeed, mice are a big problem, small as they may be. The good news is that there are things you can do to get rid of mice, and even make sure they never come back.
Here’s how to rid your home of mice:
Mice poison. Mice poison is a great way to get rid of mice in the home. All you need to do is lace some food morsel with the poison, and leave it somewhere the mice can find. If you have pets, you might be reluctant to use this method. If that is the case, get special glue for rodents, and apply this onto cardboard pieces. The mice will stick to the cardboard pieces and thereafter you can throw them away.
Get a mousetrap. Place some bait on a mousetrap, and the mice will be caught inside once they come to get the bait. But you have to be careful with this method, as you do not want other members of your household (pets, children and even adults) to get snapped by the mousetrap.
Peppermint oil is a great mice deterrent. Mice cannot stand the smell of peppermint and will be sure to stay away. Also, peppermint masks the smells of the food attracting the mice into your home.
Make use of Fresh Cab, an organic blend that is designed to rid your home of mice. And the good news is that this organic blend comes with a guarantee in case it does not work for you.
Get yourself a cat. Mice don’t play where cats are. Enough said.
Now, if you’ve managed to get rid of the mice, there are things you can do to make sure they do not come back. These include:
Keep your house clean at all times. Keep your leftover food in the fridge. Clean up clutter and place your trash bin far away from your house. Mice are attracted to places where the smell of food lingers, and if there’s no promise of food, the mice will stay away.
Seal any entryways in the house that mice might use to get inside.
Always be on the lookout for mice invasion. If you can spot the signs early enough, you will be able to get rid of one mouse before it reproduces and breeds an entire family of mice in your home.