Dealing With Mice Infestations

by | Feb 23, 2016 | Pest Control

Many homeowners will find themselves dealing with a mouse problem at some point in time. The easiest way to deal with rodent problems is to keep them from getting into your home in the first place. Mice produce quickly, but many people are surprised to learn that a single pair of breeding mice can produce hundreds of offspring in a very short period of time. It is critical to take steps to prevent mice infestations before they ever begin. Here are a few steps to help you with your mice control planin Sacramento of attack:

Sanitation -The biggest attractor of mice is easy access to food. The best thing you can do to prevent an infestation is to keep the home clean and make sure food is not easily accessible. Seal food in bags and containers that mice cannot chew through. Rodents are nibblers and can make quick work of the boxes and bags food comes in so you will need an additional line of defense.

Habitat – Mice need certain things to survive and they look for these things in the places they end up moving into. You can make it harder for mice to get into your home by making it less appealing to them. Clean homes offer little places for mice to hide and set up their nests and a home that is routinely inspected and maintained ends up removing places for them to live. Outside in your yard you can also help keep mice at by controlling weeds and leaves, and keeping wood piles and trash cans away from your home.

Trapping – A good extermination company will use a variety of traps to help with a mouse problem. If there are only one or two mice then simple snap traps can be a good way to quickly dispose of the rodents. However, once the rodent population gets too big, snap traps alone will not keep the population in check. For bad infestations bait stations, sticky pads, snap traps, and other methods of trapping will need to be used together to remove the rodents from your home. Rodenticides will also have a very important role in getting rid of bad rodent problems but they should only be used by a licensed and trained professional as some can be very toxic.

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