Having mice in your home is not a pleasant experience for anyone. Not only can they damage your home through gnawing and nest-building but they also carry diseases that spread to humans through feces, urine or saliva and this can put your family’s health at risk.
Luckily you don’t have to live with mice forever because you can get rid of them easily using these tips.
Here are the 3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Mice In Your Home
Seal All Entry Points
Sealing the entry points is one of the most important things to do. This will prevent mice from moving around the house and getting back into the house. Check for every tiny holes and crack in your basements, attics, and crawl spaces. You can cover holes with duct tape, steel wool or copper mesh, which will prevent mice from chewing through and will naturally deter the rodents. You can also seal narrow gaps with 100% silicone caulk. By blocking their entry points you’ll be able to keep rodents at bay.
Set Mouse Traps
Setting Mouse Traps will help you get rid of mice that have taken up residence inside your home. There’s a variety of mouse traps to choose from, you can purchase live traps at hardware and home goods stores. Set these traps anywhere you’ve noticed mouse activity, and bait them with food.
Once you catch them you have to release them at least a mile from your home or else they may come back again. Use gloves when setting them free to avoid any contamination.
Consider Getting a Cat
Having a cat is a great way to repel rodents in your home, since rats and mice are hard wired to feel frightened by the presence of cats and their scent. But, if you’re one of the few people who can’t have a cat for health reasons or you live in a place that doesn’t allow cats, you can ask a friend who has one to give you tubs of used kitty litter around entrances to your house or places where you think a mouse is dwelling. Once the mice smell the cat urine they will vacate your home in a minute.
These are just some of the many ways you can get rid of mice and rodents in your home.