Here’s the thing -- unless you like keeping mice as pets, there’s a good chance you want them nowhere you. Unfortunately these critters have a way of finding a home inside our homes usually around the kitchen where they have access to leftovers from your dinner yesterday.
You’ve probably heard of a bunch of ways you can get rid of these pests from your vicinity. Heck, you’ve even picked up a thing or two from Tom and Jerry. But laying down cheese as bait and getting a tomcat aren’t the only ways to rid your house of mice. In fact, what they teach in cartoons can remotely apply to the real life.
Here are a few ways to effectively get rid of mice from your home:
Bring out the Mousetraps!
Mousetraps are the classic solution to trap mice. Laying down these contraptions around the most suspicious or targeted places is key to catching mice. However, mousetraps aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re not a fan of watching a live mouse wriggle and writhe in the trap you’ve laid down, you probably want to choose a more lethal solution.
Rat poisons are easily available from any supermarket or store. These poisons can effectively kill mice and even other critters that have gone unnoticed. There is, however, a health concern with using rat poisons because not only are they lethal to mice, they can be equally fatal to human beings. In fact, rat poisons have been used by people to commit suicide. If you have children in your house, you might want to opt for a safer, natural way.
Natural ways to get rid of mice from your vicinity are probably the cheapest and safest solution to your pest problem. There is evidence that products with strong, pungent smiles drive mice away. Peppermint and kitty litter are good options to consider that can clear the mice infestation from your home. You may also get a cat or a terrier that can help hunt and chase mice away.
Hire a Mouse Exterminator
Pest control companies make a living out of clearing your house of these critters. Professional mice exterminators are probably the best option you could opt for to effectively get rid of mice from your home. Mice Exterminators have tools and ways that can clear your house of these pests and while hiring a professional may be a little more pricey, it is definitely worth it in the long run.
Contact All Star today! We service all of Albany and the Capital Region, priding ourselves on being the most affordable, responsive and friendliest pest control company in Albany.