There it is: that dreaded skittering noise over your head. The noise of a very unwelcome mouse in the house. Visit this site to schedule a free pest inspection where you’ll find out the extent of your problem and what you can do about it. It could actually be some other creature that needs to be dealt with a little differently.
No Mice Allowed!
What’s so bad about a little mouse in your ceiling if mice don’t typically give you the creeps?
Mice cause a lot more damage than you may realise:
- Damage food items
- Gnaw wood, clothing and insulation for their nests
- Chew up electrical wires
They’re much harder to get rid of than you can imagine! You can’t afford to leave them alone and risk them taking over your home.
Before you make another move, however, it helps to start by mouse-proofing your home. After that, you’ll be better prepared to evict the vice. Any gap the size of a coin or larger is big enough for the rodents to slip through. Blocking up these openings will help you effectively trap the mice and prevent any more from sneaking in.
These tips will help you create a checklist of items that will help you seal up your home. But what comes next? You have the freedom at this point to trap the invaders per your preference, if you want to go the humane route of catch-and-release. That’s usually reasonable when it comes to mice. Otherwise, there are plenty of poisons and traps that can do away with them more completely.
How To Trap Mice
In order to effectively catch the mice, you need to put the traps where the mice are. Many homeowners make the mistake of putting traps in places that pets and kids can get into. Be very careful about who can access bait and dangerous traps.
Mice like to doze all day in their nests located in very secluded spaces. They’ll venture out at night in search of food but they’ll stick close to safe areas under furniture and behind walls. Make sure traps are placed where the mice are likely to encounter them and switch up the location every few days.
Professional Help To Get Rid Of Mice In The Ceiling
A pair of mice can potentially produce dozens of other little mice in a single year. They reproduce exponentially, so it’s certainly understandable if you’re overwhelmed at the thought of having to trap all those critters!
That’s where the experience of a skilled pest control team will help you out. Fox Pest Control will help you locate where the mice are coming from, block up their entry ways and successfully trap them. Contact the experts to ban your mice once and for all.