If you have seen mice in your home or have seen the destruction they leave behind, there are many things you can do to get this problem under control. This is important, as mice can reproduce rapidly and the last thing you want is a lot of baby mice running around. Below is more information about this so you can start making your home mouse free.
Look for Entrances
The first thing you should determine is how the mice are getting into your home. This is generally not difficult to do. First, look inside for any type of opening. This could be a small hole in a floor as mice can squeeze through small areas. Look under your kitchen and bathroom cabinets to ensure there are no openings large enough.
You should also look outside for any openings. This may be small cracks in your foundation, the trap door to your crawl space in your home, and more. Once you find the problem, seal it up and then you can start on getting the mice out.
Remove the Mice
The easiest way to get rid of mice is to set up mouse traps. Set these traps anywhere you have heard mice or have seen mice feces. You need to put a bait on the trap, which could be cheese, peanut butter, or you can purchase a bate that comes in a tube. Once you have the trap set wait a day or two and you should catch a mouse. Set up a few traps just in case you have more than one mouse. It will take a few days, but you will eventually kill all of them.
You can also put poison outside, such as poison bricks in the crawlspace. This poison is a flavor that mice love so they will eat them. Over time, the poison will kill the mice. If you do not want to kill the mice, there are catch and release baits you can purchase at pet stores. Once you catch the mice you can take them to a nearby field or anywhere away from homes.
If you continue to have mice problems, contact a pest control company. They will send a professional to your home for mice control. This professional may also look for openings just in case you missed anyway. The pest control contractor will then ask you if you want to kill the mice or catch and release them.