Do You Have Mice? How You Can Get Rid Of Them

Sure, reading children's books about the three blind mice or even Stewart Little can make the thought of mice sound kind of cute and almost magical, but if you actually have mice in your house, then it can seem like a whole other story. Whether you have seen one mouse or several mice, you should make sure that you get rid of them right away because they can carry diseases and are just an overall nuisance to have around. But, if you have never had to deal with mice before then, you may not know how you can get rid of them. Read on to learn more. 

Try Traps

You can find mouse traps at virtually any home improvement store or even big box stores. There are two common types of mouse traps including the kinds that snap back to kill the mice and the kind that have a sticky substance on the bottom which helps to capture them so that you can release them. When you're setting out your mouse traps, try to use either a little bit of cheese or peanut butter to get them to the trap. Just remember that these at-home mouse traps don't always work and can be a little sticky to clean up. 

Hire a Pest Control Company

If all of your other efforts to get rid of the mice in your house have failed, then it may be time to hire a pest control company. A pest control company will first come out to your house to assess the problem and see what the issue actually is. For instance, if you have holes in your house that mice can squeeze through, then that may be how they are getting into your house. Or, if you keep your door open a lot, then this may be another way they are coming into your house.

After they have found out how they are actually getting into your house, they will then be able to create their plan of attack. Sometimes, they can set up a bunch of professional traps or other times, they will use other ways to capture them. If this makes you nervous, make sure to discuss this with them before they come out and get started. 

Having mice in your house can seem less like a fairytale book and more like a nightmare. Use the tips in this article to help you get rid of your mice for good. For more information, contact a company like First Choice Termite and Pest Control, Inc.