How To Get Rid Of Mice And Keep Them Away

Nothing is quite as horrific is walking into your kitchen late at night and seeing a mouse scurry across the floor. One of the things that a lot of people don't know about mice is that even if you have a super clean and tidy house, you can still get these rodents. In fact, about 21 million people will get mice in their homes this year. If you come across a mouse in your kitchen at night, in the morning, or anytime there are several things you can do to get rid of them. 

Hire a Mouse Control Service

The first step you should take is to hire a mice control service. These services will come to your house and will typically start by looking for the nest itself. Once they find the mice nest, they can get rid of it, which will help you get rid of the problem. Another thing they may do is spray for mice using mice repellent so they don't come back in the future. In some instances, you can ask your service to use bait. Bait works by placing it near a food source that mice usually try. Then, once they eat the bait, they will take it back to the nest and it will help kill off all of the mice. The tricky thing about bait though is that it can be poisonous to pets and humans so you have to be careful. 

Seal Up Any Cracks

If you live in an older home, you may have a lot more cracks and crevices in your house than you would if you live in a new home. Although these sorts of cracks are common, they are the easiest ways for mice to enter your home. For instance, if you have a crack in your floorboards, then mice can squeeze through it and come inside. Remember that mice are attracted to heat, so if it's cold outside and warm inside your house, they will try to find a crack to get where it's warm. 

Try to locate all of the cracks, holes, and crevices inside of your house so that you can fix them and seal them off. The sooner you get them sealed off and taken care of, the sooner you will be able to get rid of your mice problem overall. 

To learn more, reach out to a mice control service in your area today.