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.
An electronic mouse trap will be your best solution. If you have acted on adding light, essential oils, and some ultrasonic noise to your round-up technique, and can’t be bothered with live mice and their relocation, check out this option. An electronic mouse trap can be a great option to solve your mouse problems. The mouse is curious about the trap, smells the bait, enters the trap, is contained, and then is effectively zapped with an electric current from the batteries in the unit. Be sure to use fresh batteries, as you do not want to trap a mouse, and then have to add new batteries to finish the job. This is a humane way to kill a mouse, as it is very quick and painless. The best traps, capture, zap, and dispose the mouse into another area, for a quick reset. They can catch many mice in one night! The trap will indicate that you have a mouse with a light on the top, and then you can reset it, dispose of the dead rodent, and repeat. No driving, evil glances from distant neighbors about releasing rodent into their area, and a effective rodent control solution.
There are traps as well, that have a repeating mechanism, is operated by a spring. It can catch mice over and over, as long as the bait is available. You wind these devices up, and they can be over wound, creating a hazard for this live mouse trap. However, the mechanism is not as effective as the electronic mechanism, and will be a messy experience for you as exterminator.
You should try some snap traps too, as they are easy to set up, and sometimes the mouse you can’t catch, will be so curious to this type of trap, and it will be a dead mouse result. This trap is metal, can be cleaned easily and reused, and they are more effective than the age old wood snap trap. A snap trap that has a killing bar on it, is a better snap trap, and it is safer around pets and kids. They are a quick-kill trap, and you simply load the bait and lift the bar and mouse trap is set!
Here is the one I recommend. It is a great way to trap and humanely kill over 10 mice a night. Using this device will allow you to place it where you have any kind of mouse activity, not have to set and bait traps with a plan, as the device is so very tantalizing to the curious mouse. You simply bait it, and let it do its work. The great thing about this electronic trap, is it kills and hides the dead mouse from view, until you are ready to dispose of them. Even better, the Victor Electronic Multi-Kill has a digital readout, where you can see (on the side of the device), that you have dead mice that are ready for disposal.
If you have mice running during the day, right in front of you, save money, and buy two, as you will need the three you get for the cost of one exterminator visit.
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Many people think a small dog or cat would be a great solution. You can count on them to be interested in your mouse, will patiently wait where they saw them last, but after the first mouse, they are not going to continue to kill mice, especially if you feed them all that great cat and dog food. They can eventually become very indifferent to the situation, and will be glad to play with the rodent, but not finish the task, as well, they can leave the damaged mouse out for you, and it may be in a place you would not wish. As well, a pet should not be purchased just for mouse control. They are much more than a best mouse trap.
Snap traps can be a ineffective solution, as the mice will keep away from them, figure out to remove the bait without snapping the trap, and snap the trap to remove the bait. You can easily try this method, but leave the trap baited, unset for at least a week. Then, after they have tasted your bait, set your trap. This method will only catch a few, and as the mourners walk by the remains of their pal, you can bet, that won’t be working for them.
- Glue Traps are effective, but cruel. Mice will be stuck, try to rip off their skin to escape.
- Poison is a really bad option as the mouse will die and then decompose in your home to smell for weeks. You will have flies, smell and eventually a dead animal in your rafters forever.
- Poison will kill other animals that feed on mice, so if you use poison, your pet may be killed as well.
- The Best Trap is an effective Mouse Control Plan, with Understanding on How Mice think. Keep reading!
Mice like to take food and eat it in the security of their nests and beds. They are not afraid of bringing a big piece of poison to their nests, and if their nest is in your walls, they will eat it there.
What this means is your mouse will eat your poison, and then die in your rafters or walls. The smell can be terrible! And, if you have a large mouse population, you will need to remove walls, to get the dead animals out of your home’s interior.
Mice who die in walls due to poison or toxins, will also attract flies and other scavengers. The smell will bring in one fly, and they will find your dead rodent. With this, you will be overwhelmed with black flies until the dead creature is removed from your walls.
Some rodent experts use poisons in commercial applications, but never in a day care setting, or a child’s school. The reason is the poison can be moved easily by the mouse population, and if you have a risk that little kids, who will place anything in their mouths, may eat that mouse poison.
Mice like to eat. We all have this idea from the Mouse and Cat cartoons that are all in love with. They often are very happy to take food, and store it. They will fill your walls with poison if you let them!