If you have a mice problem in your home, you'll want to quickly and effectively rid your house of mice. This involves taking actions that are both proactive and reactive. Since mice are already present in your home, you must diagnose and react to the problem. However, you'll also want to take some steps to stop mice from entering your home in the future.
Things You'll Need
- Mouse traps
- Steel wool
- Peanut butter
Clean all rooms in your house that may contain food for the mice thoroughly. Mice remain in your home because they can find food and shelter. If you remove the food, you'll have a better chance of getting rid of mice. Make sure you clean between couch cushions and other small crevices that baby mice may be able to access.
Place all food in sealable containers. Mice, including baby mice, are attracted to the scent of food. Therefore, well-sealed containers will eliminate the scent.
Walk around your house and look for any entry points for mice. If there are holes in the exterior of your house, mice will get in. If you don't want to get a hole professionally sealed, you can place steel wool in the hole to seal it off.
Inspect boxes, drawers, cabinets and attics. Mice are attracted to these warm, enclosed spaces. Look for mouse droppings in these areas.
Place mouse traps in strategic areas. Use peanut butter or butter in the trap to attract the mice. Place the traps in your kitchen, cabinets, drawers or any other area you suspect is attracting mice.
Tips & Warnings
- Refrain from using poison to kill mice, especially if you have pets or children.
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