Mice Infestation Control Options
There are various treatment options if you see signs of a mouse infestation. Many treatment options can be used in conjunction with one another to increase the effectiveness of controlling a mouse infestation. Signs of a mouse infestation might be chewed electrical wires, mouse dropping and gnawed wood. In this article we examine the different treatment options available to the DIY pest controller.
Treatment options for mice include:
Snap traps: Snap traps are the tried and true mechanics for your mouse control and elimination. Mouse snap traps have been used for centuries. The theory has not changed, but science behind the machine has continued to improve. With better technology and higher grade products mouse snap traps can and will work successfully on any number of mice. Snap traps should be placed in area that are attractive to mice, but out of reach of children and pets. When baiting a snap trap, be sure to use something that has a strong aroma and will not turn rancid quickly. Mice are attracted to fats, sweets, and grains. You can try Tootsie Rolls, or maple syrup.
Rodenticides: Rodenticides are pesticides that kill rodents and our modern rodenticides can be broken down into two broad group: anticoagulants and non-anticoagulants. Anticoagulants cause the mouse to die over a few days and don’t allow them to associate the illness with the bait.
Exclusion Products: Making your house rodent proof is the process of denying mice entry into a building or home by improving the building integrity. This can be difficult with mice since they can enter in a space small as a pinky finger. Mouse exclusion is the best long term and cost effective method of rodent control, taking the time to do it right and thoroughly can save you lots of frustration down the line. One of the best mouse exclusion products is copper mesh. Copper mesh should be used when trying to prevent entry into a hole and opening. Rodents do not have the ability to chew or gnaw through the copper mesh fibers.
GlueTraps: Glue products can be tossed in the trash after use. Glue boards can be purchased scented and unscented and can be placed in the rats environment covered or uncovered. Glue traps can be placed in runways and use to trap rats and mice. They are easy to use, nontoxic and will get great results. There are also glue traps that are enclosed making trap retrieval and disposal easier for the DIY pest controller. You can place traps under sinks or over open top cabinets as a maintenance tool for the stray mouse that may wander in.
Most all mouse control options are available for order from online pest control companies, so that you can utilize an effective mouse control regimen without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home.