People oftentimes find themselves between a rock and a hard place once a mice infestation hits. It isn’t unusual for them to not know what to do, especially if it’s the first time they’re encountering such a large problem. But figuring out what you need to do isn’t difficult. Thanks to our current technology levels and the Internet, we can find anything we need just by visiting Google. Unfortunately, not all sources are credible and feature factful information.
However, once you find the best source of information for you, dealing with a mice infestation becomes easier. Here’s what you can do if mice have managed to invade your home.
Use of Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Mice
Following traps and poison, the usage of natural home remedies to get rid of mice comes as a close third place. More and more people are opting for similar methods in an effort to mice-proof their homes. And with good reason; these methods do work. Although, truthfully, they are a bit more dependent on your surroundings than some other methods.
For example, peppermint oil is considered as the best natural mice repellent. Mice have an excellent sense of smell. Peppermint oil might smell nice to us humans, but mice hate it! To them, peppermint oil has a strong, uncomfortable scent. Placing a couple of peppermint oil drops around your home (or, alternatively, you can use cotton balls) will keep them away. Keep in mind, however, that this method doesn’t always work well if the conditions aren’t right (air flow in the house, too large of an infestation…). It’s best if you use this method as a means to repel the mice from visiting in the first place.
Call the Exterminators
If you’ve been experiencing a very large mice infestation, it might be better to just call the exterminators and let them deal with it. Sure, you will pay a lot of money for their services, but they’ll take care of every single mouse in your home. Plus, some exterminators offer extra services of mouse prevention (although, most don’t charge extra for this).
Remember that you should try to take care of the issue yourself first. The experience alone will give you more knowledge and a better understanding of what’s happening and what needs to be done for next time (if it happens). But if you can’t deal with them yourself, it’s okay to stop trying. Call the exterminators!
The use of traps is recommended in combination with repellents and other methods of mice removal. The best way to fight them is to use everything you know and have at your disposal. This means snap traps, glue traps, catch & release traps, poison, repellents, and even cats.
As a final word, we’d like to mention that cats are an exceptional animal which is perfect for keeping rodents away. But if you plan on getting a cat just for this – don’t. The cat should firstly be considered your pet, and then as a means of taking care of the mice. Don’t just think that its only job is to get rid of rodents. You’ll have to keep it happy, fed, and loved.