Some Eviction Ideas!
So, how to get rid of mice really now comes down to learning about your mouse trap. Mouse traps are the key to rodent pest control, and really the best mouse trap, is one that works with a mouse’s sense of curiosity and smell. A very inexpensive trap, is a coffee can, sitting upright, some smelly food like peanut butter on a cracker at the bottom of the can, and a ramp up to the rim of the can. The ramp can be simple cardboard, or any type of metal mesh. This inexpensive ramp system works by allowing the mouse to investigate the smell, and lets them play a bit, as the new fun course is appealing to their sense of fun.
You now have a trapped live mouse. This is ok if you plan to relocate the critter, and can’t begin to kill a mouse. Another way to trap a live mouse, is to purchase a hav-a-hart mouse trap, and this will trap one mouse at a time. It works by a platform that is sensitive to weight, bait, and some patience.
If you are willing to remove your mice, one mouse at a time, these great traps can do that to produce a live mouse. However, if you have rodent problems that are in the large quantities of an infestation, you need to try to remove the mice, by some good effective means that cause your home to be inhospitable to your mouse population.
Bright lights are a great way to cause distress in mice. If the weather is temperate outside, and it is dark, they will try to mouse outside. You can place some tempting treats outside, and alongside lighting cabinets, kitchen, and other areas of mouse habitation, you can remove them in a matter of days.
Ammonia is a deterrent, and mice hate the smell. It will cause them much olfactory distress, and can be very effective. The method is to place a rag soaked in ammonia, and then leave the rag in a can or plastic container. You may not like the result however! It is a good solution for outside areas, as ammonia is really nasty.
Using some essential oils can be very effective to driving out miss daisy mouse. Soak a cotton rag with methol or eucalyptol, and leave these in a can, in the areas that they may be located, and they will leave that area. Be sure to leave the rags in every corner, and make sure you can smell the oils fragrance.
Sound is the other tool in your toolbelt for removing your mouse population. You should try to find some great ultrasonic transmitters, as mice have a keen ultrasonic sound reception. They can hear these devices, and you cannot. It will drive your mice crazy! Place them at varying areas of your home, to drive them toward your hav-a-hart trap, or coffee can trap.
If you are trapping live animals, and relocating them, be aware, they will die within a day if not relocated. They cannot go without water, cooling and heating nesting tools, and need that food of course. You will have to drive them to a location of 2 miles or more, and release them in a field or other public area. If all this interaction with your live mouse is not working for you, a killing trap is your solution.