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Mice

How To Get Rid of Mice

Inspect: The first step in controlling mice is to inspect feeding areas and exclude mice by closing entry access points.

Look for mice tracks, mice droppings and other rodent signs.

Click here : Inpecting for Mice Activity for more information.

Sanitation: If possible, get rid of human and pet food sources that the mice may be feeding. Enclose the food in tight fitting containers. Kitchen floors, sinks and counter tops need to be kept clean.

Read section on Sanitation as well; it is an important consideration in mouse control. Mice may contaminate food supply and carry diseases.

Exclusion: Look for openings that the mice can enter your home. They can enter through cracks in foundations, floors or walls. A mouse can fit through a vey tiny opening due to their soft cartilages. They can also squeeze through small gaps around utility lines and drainage pipes. All openings greater that 1/4" should be sealed to exclude mice. It may be difficult to find all openings since mice can enter through such small openings.

For more information, exclusion tips will help detect possible entry points.

Mouse Control: After inspecting for signs of mice activity, set mouse traps or place mouse bait in the detected areas.

Setting mice traps or placing out mouse bait are the most trustworthy methods of controlling mice populations.