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Few things are quite as irritating as settling in on your patio or deck with a good book on a cool summer's evening and getting attacked by mosquitoes and other insects. Eliminating pests inside your home is oftentimes simple, but getting rid of the exterior pests can be a bit more complicated since they can come from so many places. Our blog will show you how to control exterior pests and even a few tips for keeping your home pest-free. We hope that the information that we have provided here will help you relax when you want to without having to deal with insects, rodents and other pests.

4 Tips For Dealing With Mice In Your Home

Have a problem with mice in your home and are not entirely sure what you can do about it? These tips will help you get rid of the mice once and for all.

Seal Up The Hole

There must be some way that mice are getting into your home, which can be something as small as a tiny hole. You need to go around your home and carefully inspect the foundation for small holes that are about the size of a pencil or bigger. Believe it or not, mice can squeeze their bodies into these holes and make their way inside. 

The best way to seal these holes is with a wire mesh material. It is going to injure the teeth of the mice as they try to get through it and either trap them inside or outside your home.

Set Up Mice Bait In Strategic Places

Mice are pests that are very aware of their surroundings and are going to be careful around traps and bait that are recently put out. That's why it helps to place bait in places without setting traps. This will get the mice used to eating the bait at a specific location and come back to it day after day. You'll want to set out bait for a few days to see where mice activity is and to get them used to seek out the food.

Set Up The Traps

Now you can set up some snap traps to actually kill those mice that are still in your home. Snap tracks are quick and effective at killing mice since the smallest pressure on the plate that holds the bait is going to cause the trap to come snapping down on the neck. This kills the mouse quickly, unlike glue traps that can cause mice to get stuck in them while fully alive.

Be aware that mice are going to come out at night when it is dark out, so check the traps every single morning for activity. You may notice that they were able to sneak the bait off the traps without setting them off. Just reset the trap and try again the next day. 

Use Poison If Necessary

Have mice that are not setting off the traps? The next best method will be to use poison. The poison will quickly kill off the mouse within a couple of days, but it will potentially leave the dead body in your home somewhere that you can't find it. Thankfully, the odor goes away after a few days as the body is small and will decompose quickly. 

For more information on mice control, contact a professional near you.