This is the time of year when mice tend to head inside homes and buildings, seeking a warm place to stay for the winter. To these rodents, your home can seem like a nice cozy place to hunker down for the season, as it keeps them sheltered from the snow and cold. While that’s great for the mice, it’s probably not so great for you.
There are a few options for handling this seasonal invasion. Obviously, the best strategy is keeping them out in the first place. Putting weather-stripping around your doors is a start, but mice can squeeze in through very tiny holes, so you’ll also want to use something like Stuf-Fit to plug up any gaps or holes.
If the mice have already made themselves at home inside your house, your two main options for getting rid of them are traps or poison. Each has their pros and cons. Poison is a more hands-off approach, but the big drawback is that mice often die in your walls or elsewhere in the house, which can lead to a bad smell. Also, you need to be careful that pets or kids don’t come in contact with the poison.
Traps eliminate the risk of dangerous substances, of course, but require more effort on your part. You also must deal with disposing of mice that get caught in the traps.
Whatever form of mouse control you choose, you can find all the supplies you need at ePestSolutions.