There certainly are traps that do
not kill mice and simply imprison
them in a cage until you come
along to free them. However, mice
have a knack for returning to their
home so you must drive miles and
miles before releasing them into
the wild, where they will most
assuredly die a horrid death
anyway (remember that these are
house mice you are introducing to
the great outdoors). So don’t fool
yourself by using these expensive
Mice are one of the most common of household
rodents and they are not the easiest animals to
eliminate. The two prong strategy should be
employed to effectively rid your home of mice. First,
traps should be used to eradicate mice already in your
house. Secondly, every effort should be made to seal
off and plug all mice entryways. Thoroughly cleaning
your house and removing stray foodstuffs will also
deter mice from making their way into your
homestead. Good luck in your melee against mice.
Is There a More Humane Trap?
Get Rid of Mice
Here’s an interesting fact. A mouse can find its way into your home through an
opening the width of a pencil. It would behoove you to seek out cracks and
crevices throughout your house and seal them up quickly with a good caulking
compound. Not only will you deter mice, but other pesky critters and insects will
find it hard to find their way in. Plus, your heating and air conditioning bills will
Keeping Mice Out
Instructional Video - How to Get Rid of Mice
There have been many famous mice throughout the annals of time and many of
them have struck a chord in our hearts. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Mighty Mouse
and Jerry (of Tom and Jerry fame) are a few of the most endearing. However, it is a
good bet that none of these wonderfully famous mice are the ones that have
invaded your home. No, the rodents in your house are just your average pests and
you should have no qualms about getting rid of them quickly. The following hints
should put you on the path to eliminating this most annoying (and sometimes
charmingly cute) animal.
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There really is no “better” mouse trap.
Two types have dominated the market for
years – the traditional spring snap trap
and the glue board. The spring snap is
ironically considered to be more humane
because death is instantaneous. The glue
board, on the other hand, will hold the
mouse to its sticky surface and keep it
there until it starves to death. Woe!
In cartoons, mice usually enter and exit a room from a
neatly rounded hole in the baseboard of a wall. In
real life, their doorways are not too different and are
pretty easy to spot if you are actively looking for them.
You can make life difficult for your mice by tightly
plugging the entryways with steel wool, which they
can not gnaw through. Before you do this, make sure
to peak inside the hole to see if the mice are sleeping
in a matchbox or a sardine tin.
Plug Their Holes
There are certainly a number of
poisons on the market to bring
death to your mice. But think about
this strategy three times to Sunday
before spraying Dr. Death around
your floorboards. Poison is not only
harmful to mice, but pets and
humans can become seriously ill
when exposed to the toxins.
Poisons should only be used in
extreme cases of mouse infestation.
Do not be fooled by a single, solitary mouse. If you have one mouse in
your house, you can be sure that there are several others scampering
around your walls. House mice live in family units, often grooming their
mates and offspring. Getting rid of mice quickly is crucial because they start
breeding at three months, give birth to litters of 4-6 babies and have a life
expectancy of four years. Remember this when you
see that one, cute, cuddly critter.
Always More Than One
Mice love to feast on the same things as teenagers and
college students. Junk food left lying around on tables,
rugs, counters and under furniture. Mice will be less
likely to pay you a visit if you make your home a bit less
hospitable by cleaning up sundry crumbs and foodstuffs.
It’s time to say good bye to the stray Crunchberry and
the half-eaten Mr. Goodbar.
Do Mice Really Like Cheese?
Actually, no! Research has shown
that mice do not prefer cheese to
other foods. Use peanut butter as
bait if you want to lure mice with a
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