Benicia , california

Mice Removal

Unless they are being kept as pets in cages, seeing a mouse in the house is a homeowner’s worst nightmare in every conceivable way. Not only do they reproduce incredibly quickly, but their small size makes it a breeze for mice to get anywhere in your home through crawl spaces and the inside of walls. Mice are also renowned for being carriers of a number of diseases and bacteria which can be very harmful to humans and other creatures either from direct contact or transmitted via their droppings.

Like many other rodent household pests, mice love to chew on electrical cables and other hard surfaces to keep their teeth nice and sharp. This can cause significant damage to your home, from weakening structural stability to starting house fires. And because they are experts at exploring your home from inside the walls, you might not find out until it’s too late.

Removing mice from your home is a battle of attrition because you will almost never be dealing with just one mouse. They breed fast, and they have become so adept at living amongst humans that they have gotten used to all the popular home remedies such as peppermint sprays and oil-soaked cotton balls.

So, how exactly do you remove mice from your home?

  1. To start with, avoid using poisons. It may be tempting given the sheer numbers you may face, but poisons are lazy and do not actually solve the problem. If anything, it makes it worse because you will then have to contend with live and dead mice, and their corpses can become a serious problem if left alone too long.
  2. Like all pests, mice come to your home seeking food and shelter, so your first action should be to make sure food is inaccessible and to clean your home regularly, such as dusting and hoovering floors to get rid of even the smallest crumb or storing any pet food in sealed containers.
  3. Blocking mice from their source of shelter can be much trickier, and it all depends on the scale of the problem. Signs of a mouse infestation are easy to spot; look for scratch or teeth marks on wooden surfaces, especially around any gap that might lead under the floor or inside a wall. A handy tip is that mice tend to live around 10 feet from the source of food, which may help you when choosing where to start.
  4. For smaller infestations, you may be able to get by with live mouse traps with something like peanut butter as bait, which generally only catch one mouse at a time. Larger numbers may require the use of repellents like ultrasonic emitters to repel the mice.
  5. Once you have removed the mice, it’s vital that you spend the time to repair the damage and seal any and all gaps they used to get in and out with high-quality materials so that you do not get another infestation.


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