There is nothing quite like walking into a room in your house and seeing a mouse take off. It can be frightening, to say the least, but you have a reason to be frightened. If you have a mouse in your house, there are likely more. The problem with having mice in your home is they can cause a lot of property damage by chewing on wires and other materials. However, mice also carry Hantavirus, which can be deadly to humans. So, that scare that you got when you first saw a mouse in your home, is well deserved. Here are a few things that you can do to keep mice away, or to kill them when they are in your home:
One of the best ways to keep mice out of your home is to keep an extremely clean home. You want to first start with your cupboards and your pantry, and make sure that there is absolutely zero food that is loose. You also want to ensure that the garbage is taken out regularly and that there is no loose garbage. The rest of your home is important to clean, and if you want added protection, you should use cleaners that are mint or citrus scented because mice do hate these smells.
Seal Your Home
In order for a mouse to get into your home, they have to have a way in. These little rodents are excellent at crawling through tiny holes. One of the best things that you can do is to seal up your home. You can seal up your basement with a polymer seal, but also seal your windows and doors. Not only will this help you keep mice out, but it will make your home more energy efficient as well.
The best way to kill mice when they are in your home is to either use a trap or poison. Although poison is very effective, it can take a few days to kill the mouse. This allows the mouse time to get into the wall and die. You do not want dead mice in your walls. Traps, on the other hand, will kill the mouse and keep the body where it is. There are many different types of mouse traps, but one of the most effective is the spring loaded trap. With this particular trap, be sure to put the trap where the mice tend to run, look for stains on floorboards.
Contact a mice removal company for more information and assistance.