How to Get Rid of Mice, Mouse Control

Recommended by Ronald Stiles, Published on July 2nd, 2015

The most common type of mouse in the USA is a House Mouse.

Deer and White Footed Mice are found in rural areas. A quick look at the habits of both will help you understand how to inspect and control the mice population.

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.

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.

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How to Get Rid of Mice, Mouse Control

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