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How To Get Mice Out Of Your House
Mice are small rodents that have adapted well to living alongside people, and this success is that they are very good at getting to the food sources that are often to be found in domestic homes. However, their success at living alongside people hasn’t made them a welcome visitor, and they can often bring illness and disease with them which means people should try to solve the problem as soon as possible by calling Jacksonville rodent extermination. Signs such as chewed food packets, food spilt in cupboards and small black droppings are all likely to show that you have mice in your house.
Finding The Nest
One of the first things in trying to deal with mice in your house is for Jacksonville mouse removal to try and find where they are actually nesting. This can be particularly difficult in older homes, as they are much more likely to have dark and warm cavities where the mice can nest. Professionals will often have a good instinct about where to look, but they will usually start by examining the areas where the mouse activity has been discovered. Mice can squeeze through many small holes, so looking carefully will often be required.
Setting Mouse Traps
There are many different types of traps that can be used to catch mice in your house, but one of the most important things is to make sure these are placed out of the reach of children and domestic pets. Mice will often get into cupboards and storage areas through holes in the cupboards, so setting the traps near to these will be a good place to start in laying these traps. It is also wise to lay a few traps around the house, because the more successful the trap the more likely you are to be close to finding the location of the nest.
Although cheese is often associated with bait for mouse traps, there are many food sources that can be used by Jacksonville mouse removal to bait a mouse trap. Peanut butter, oatmeal and raw bacon are all recognized to be successful bait when Jacksonville rat control is trying to catch mice. When laying traps in the kitchen and in other rooms where mice have been getting to food there is no need to pre-bait the area, as they will already be returning to that area to gain access to the food.
Making Your Home Less Attractive To Mice
One of the best ways that you can use to get mice out of your house is to make it a much less attractive place for the mice to be, and reducing their access to food sources is a good place to start. Habits like keeping bread in a metal or thick plastic bread bin and putting food in glass jars or plastic containers will make it much more difficult for the mice to access. If you do find any small holes that may lead to mouse tunnels, these should be repaired and sealed.
Other Solutions To A Mouse Infestation
There are many different ways that people can approach having mice in their house. Many people will go to a reputable pest controller like Jacksonville rat control, and it is best to use one that will not only be able to catch any mice in your home, but can also do preventative work so that they don’t come back.
There are also products that claim to be able to repel mice, but in the majority of cases these are not the most effective long term solution to the problem. Some will be chemical repellents that will need to be laid down regularly to keep the mice away, while there are also audio repellents that will emit a high pitched sound that is out of the audio range of the human ear, but is intolerable to mice.
Other Jacksonville animal pest control topics:
Warding off Groundhogs
Wild Animal Diseases
Getting Rid of Coyotes
Located in the Northeast corner of Florida, Jacksonville experiences a wide variety of temperatures with hot summers and mild winters. Jacksonville is a densely populated city which is also
home to a large number of wildlife species. Sometimes these animals find themselves in places they are not welcome which poses a problem for the home or property owner. If you find unwelcome critters
in your home or property give us a call so we can take care of the problem before it becomes costly. We service all of Jacksonville and the surrounding area including Jacksonville Beach, Lakeside, Middleburg, Atlantic
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