They are known to scare elephants and children but are these furry little creatures really that scary?
Here we'll show you the best methods to deal with mice infestations in your home, and how Boss Pest can help keep these little creatures out.
For those with the courage to face these tiny rodents on your own, here's what you need to know about how to help get rid of mice.
1. Eliminate entry points.
Building mice out, or rodent-proofing your home, is an effective way to stop mice infestations from expanding or ever occurring in the first place. Defend your home from mice by eliminating points of entry and easy access. This can be difficult due to a mouse's ability to squeeze itself into even the smallest of openings (one centimetre is all they need). A good rule of thumb is if you can fit a pencil into a crack, hole or opening, a mouse can get through it.
Block up gaps under the door and window gaps. Seal cracks in openings in the walls, including where pipes and vents are.
Steel wool and silicon works great here. Try to avoid using plastic, rubber, wood or anything else that these little critters could gnaw through.
2. Use mouse traps.
The best way to help get rid of mice in an ongoing infestation is with mouse traps. The classic wooden snap traps will do the trick for light to moderate mouse populations, but keep in mind that most people underestimate mice infestations. It's not uncommon to lay one dozen traps for just one mouse - or what you think is just one mouse. Use plenty. It's also a good idea to lay many different types of traps. Use bait traps, multiple-capture live traps and glue traps in conjunction with the wooden traps. This gives you a better chance at catching all of the mice, since some might be keen to certain types of traps and know to avoid them.