December 19, 2013
Sealing Off Entrances Will Prevent Mice From Getting Into the Home
When this customer called with a mice issue, Richie the Bug Man said because of the pet in the home he would use a super safe product in the key areas where mice travel – basements, kitchens, etc. The treatment should kill all the mice in about a week and a half, and the customer is guaranteed to be mice-free for six months.
If needed, Richie will come back after six months and do another treatment completely free, but in many cases a second one will not be necessary.
Mice are pests that no one wants to deal with, so if you notice that you these little critters have made a home in yours, then there are some things you can try to do to get rid of them before calling in an expert.
Ten Ways to Rid Your Home of Mice
- Put trash cans as far away from your home as possible as mice are attracted to the smell.
- Try peppermint oil. The smell is too intense for rodents and they won’t come near it.
- Put up mice repellents instead of traps inside of your home. If you have a dog – like this customer did – you don’t want it to become infected with any type of disease that the mice may carry.
- Keep your home clean. If there’s no snacks or crumbs left out anywhere, mice won’t have anything to eat. No food means no interest in handing around.
- Seal all possible entries. Mice can squeeze through even the tiniest of holes. A good way to board up small holes is by using the green kitchen pads. Cut them down to the right size and use them as a barrier against the mice.
- If you have a cat, you can place tubs of used kitty litter around entrances to the house. Mice don’t like the smell.
- You can stick steel wool in mouse holes. This type of material is too tough for mice to chew through and it also prevents them from getting back into your house.
- Try trapping them humanely in a box. This is because killing rodents doesn’t always keep them away for long, as more will move in to use available resources. When you trap it, you should release it about a mile away from your home, preferably in a wooded area so they don’t travel back.
- Zap them with beeps. There is an electronic device you can use that will emit a beeping sound which rodents hate. Don’t worry, though – this sound is not a hazard to household pets.
- House cats make good mouse hunters.
If none of these tricks work, then it’s time to call in Richie the Bug Man. No matter the circumstance, we’ll rid your home of any and all pests. Call us today!
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