Tips & Tricks

Alternatives to Chemicals for Mouse Removal

If you have mice in your home, you likely want to get them out fast. However, you might want to be humane while you do it. That involves using something other than chemicals and poisons that can cause suffering to the animals. While lethal methods exist, many mouse removal companies use more humane methods like the ones listed in this blog.

Remove Food Sources

One of the best ways to avoid needing to remove mice is by preventing them in the first place. Mice only need small amounts of food every day. To make sure they don’t make your home their own, store things they like to eat. Put dry goods like grains and pet food into metal or glass containers that mice cannot chew through. 

Seal Points of Entry

When the weather starts to cool down, mice want to get inside where it is warm. Using weatherstripping or caulk is a good way to seal holes in your doorways, windows, siding, and foundation. Steel wool can be used in vent openings while holes can be covered with duct tape. This prevents mice from getting inside.

Try a Repellent

Mice have a strong sense of smell, which you can use to keep them away. Some scents bother them and they’ll avoid them. Below are a few great options you can try.

  • Apple cider vinegar – Mix apple cider vinegar with water and spray around the outside of your home. Reapply the mixture about once a month.
  • Fabric softener sheets – Place these in entry points to keep mice from creeping inside.
  • Hot pepper – Mix sliced peppers, chili flakes, dish soap, and water to make a spray that keeps mice out. Spray anywhere you think mice might be lurking. 

Use Live Traps

Exterminators can provide you with live traps to use in your home (or yard). They can be placed where you see mouse activity and baited with items like cheese, peanut butter, or popcorn. After the mice are caught, the professionals will remove them and release them far from your home. This makes it less likely they will come back.

Are you dealing with mice in your home? There are plenty of options to remove them and not all of them include the use of chemicals. If you need some help removing your mice, the experts at Mice Mob Exterminators can assist you. Reach out to us for a free estimate and make use of our guarantee that we’ll get the mice out for good.

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