The mouse genome has been sequenced, and virtually all mouse genes have human homologs which is why mice enjoy living with us. A mouse in a your home can cause you great stress and catching them and their siblings can be difficult and discourage some homeowners from doing their own mouse control, but with the right traps, products and recommendations you can do it yourself.
There is a long line of mouse traps, from the old standard Victor wooden snap traps to the new fancy repeating mouse traps the Ketchalls. They will all give you the same result, no more mouse. But how you want to deal with the mouse may alter your selection of traps. Low profile mouse traps such as Repeater/Tin Cat humane mouse traps would be used to be placed under equipment of pallets. Low profile mouse traps such as Proketch can have glue boards inside to trap the mouse and make it easy to dispose of them.
Strong, impact-resistant plastic that can withstand many everyday collisions that leave other mouse traps dented or non-functional, like the EZ Kleen Rodent Bait station for use with rodent baits and the MBS 1 Mouse station for smaller units.
So, without further ado and my own idiocy aside, this is what I've learned about mouse control. A good mouser is probably your third best option for a chemical or snap-trap free solution to mouse control. Live trapping is not desired by most homeowners because of the expense and the delayed time at gaining complete mouse control. Blocking all entry points for the mice will help to keep the population down and outside, use copper mesh to plug up holes. And remember that mice only need the size of a dime or pinky to get inside.
Due the mouse's natural curiosity, after one mouse enters a mulitple mouse trap, others follow. You can place either mouse trap perpendicular or parallel to a wall or object. The Ketchall mouse trap will catch upwards of 20 mice in one winding of the unit and are very effective for large populations where you cannot set out hundreds of traps.
Most notable are the deer mouse and the white-footed mouse, which sometimes invade cabins and outbuildings in California. The house mouse is distinguished from the deer mouse and the white-footed mouse by its overall gray-colored coat. Next to the house mouse, the deer mouse is the most common small mammal in North America with a wide distribution.
Place traps along wall or in area where mouse droppings are prevalent. Watch for mouse droppings and nests in storage areas, such as garages and basements. You may find mouse droppings in various areas of your kitchen cabinets or under the counter.
In some places, certain kinds of field mice are also common. Field mice will come and go through exterior openings, but house mice tend to stay inside most of the time. They can also help you get rid of field mice.
When a mouse infestation already exists, some form of population reduction is almost always necessary. If you see house mice in the daytime, it is an indication of a large mouse infestation. If a mice problem is not taken care of quickly it can become a mouse infestation problem.
A mouse in a your home can cause you great stress and catching them and their siblings can be difficult and discourage some homeowners from doing their own mouse control, but with the right traps, products and recommendations you can do it yourself. Let ePestSolutions help you get rid of your mouse problems with effective products for the do it yourselfer.