Are you sharing your home with mice? If so, do you really want to be? We’re going to go ahead and assume that the answer to that one was we’re here to help! What you’re probably looking for are some tips and treatment options to get rid of them as soon as possible. Whether you’re attempting to tackle this issue yourself, or you’re turning to the professionals, we have some tips for both cases. We’ve outlined below the critical steps to getting rid of mice from your home.

Using Natural Methods

Mice can quickly find their way into your home, and will start nesting as soon as they find a steady food source and shelter where they feel safe. Using natural methods may not necessarily exterminate them in a timely manner, but they are sure to ward them off. The use of strongly scented deterrents such as kitty litter and peppermint drive mice away. Another natural method for eliminating mice is having a pet that will hunt and kill them, like a cat.

Using Bait and Poison

This method of eliminating mice from your home is fairly controversial, as some people feel that it’s cruel. This is for various reasons, for example some poisons kill mice by dehydrating them. With this option being a matter of personal choice, if you disagree with it’s principle, feel free to scroll on to our next option.

If you’re choosing to use bait and poison to treat your mouse infestation, make sure you follow all instructions and read labels thoroughly. This is important because some poisons can be dangerous for children or pets, as well as different products may include different direction or processes.

When using bait and poison, you need to take note of the following precautions:

  • Put mouse baits in sealed bait stations.
  • Hide the poison and do not place it out in the open. You can place them behind the refrigerator, under cabinets, etc. These are all places mice prefer to hide anyway.
  • Always wear gloves when handling the baits, dispose of them afterwards, and then wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Keep away from the reach of children and pets.

Hiring a Professional Exterminator

If you are not sure of what to do or don’t have the time to do the dirty work, you can always hire a professional exterminator. If you find that you have been trying to eliminate mice for more than a few weeks and nothing has changed, it’s definitely time to call. Mice can have 5-10 litters every year, so the faster you call a professional, the earlier you completely remove mice from your home.

Lake Norman Pest Control is one of the top exterminators in both the NC and SC areas. Having more than 50 years in experience, you can count on Lake Norman to eliminate mice from your home efficiently and effectively. Our professionals are trained and equipped to know all of the places mice are likely to hide, which will save you a lot of time and trouble finding the source of your mouse problem. Our professional exterminators know the best baiting tricks, and how to catch even the smartest rodents. You can also find more tips and tricks for eliminating mice and other pests on our social media sites. Contact Lake Norman Pest Control today for a free quote, and get started on getting rid of your mice ASAP!