Close their Condos
Mice prefer to build their homes in dry, enclosed spaces. Seal up holes or gaps in and around your home. Even if mice are taking residence in your garage, they will eventually migrate to your kitchen to find food and may tear a hole in your wall in the process. Pay close attention to attics, basements and crawlspaces because mice will prefer these quiet and out of the way spaces.
Pests must meet their basic needs and one of these is food and water. If you deprive mice of food, they will likely relocate. Here are some tidying tips:
- Quickly sweep up crumbs and other food debris
- Don’t leave food on countertops or tables
- Ensure proper irrigation in your yard
- Don’t free-feed (i.e. leave pet food out at all hours)
Trap Existing Pests
Trapping pests is the best method of removal. Using rodent poison can be dangerous for you and your pets if it’s misplaced or moved by mice. Glue traps are not recommended. Beyond being a sticky hassle, they are harmful to pests and pets alike.
There are a variety of humane methods to trap mice or deter them. Some people prefer a sonic pest controller which uses high frequency sound waves. However, this may only be an annoyance to the animals or could bother your own pets.
Live traps baited with food will entice the animal into the trap while maintaining its safety. It’s then your responsibility to relocate it several miles from your home. Make sure you trap all the mice or your problem will continue.
Other methods include using strong essential oils like tea tree or peppermint to deter the animals. Some people swear by this method but it has varying degrees of success. It probably depends on the sensitivity of the individual animal invading your space.
Possibly the easiest and most efficient method is to call a rodent control service. Liddle Rascals can eliminate the guesswork and provide humane mouse control and removal. Call us at 416-356-5886; we’ll send a professional to remove these unwanted guests from your home.