How to Get Rid of Mice in My Kitchen

How to Get Rid of Mice in My Kitchen

Mice are common in Burlington and all around the world. Stealthy, flexible, and omnivorous, mice are highly adaptable creatures that have no trouble sneaking into homes. All it takes is a 6mm gap for a mouse to crawl into the house. If you can fit a pencil, you can fit a mouse. Mouse problems are especially common in the winter, when it gets cold outside. They can tell the home’s interior is warm, and they can smell the food that is kept inside. This is why kitchens are susceptible to mice. They’re full of food! Contact us for effective mouse control in Burlington.

Mice are small, omnivorous rodents. They only up to 11cm in body length, with tails just as long. Mice have rounded ears, beady black eyes, and pointed snouts. They’re flexible and agile, which allows them to climb brick walls and squeeze through the tiniest of openings. Mice usually get into the house by crawling under doors, chewing through vents, or climbing up the walls and into the attic. Once indoors, they make nests in dark, enclosed areas like wall voids, floor voids, attic insulation, motor compartments, and old drawers. At night, they creep out of their nests to find food.

If you want to get rid of mice, you must first clean up the house. This will get rid of crumbs and bits of food that will distract the mice from traps. So, vacuum thoroughly, then mop and tidy up. Reduce clutter. Then, set a few traps and bait them with a pea-sized amount of peanut butter, jerky, cheese, or gummy candy. If you don’t want to use food, try using nesting material, like floss or cotton balls. Choose between snap traps, electronic traps, or live traps. Bait them while wearing gloves and set them in areas of mouse activity, up against the walls.

Check your traps every day, especially when using live traps. When you catch a dead mouse, make sure that you spray it with disinfectant before throwing it out. Always wear gloves when handling mice, droppings, or contaminated materials. Do not sweep or vacuum mouse droppings because they may contain the hantavirus, which may become airborne and accidentally inhaled. Disinfect things first, then throw them out in plastic bags. Be patient when exterminating. Mice are social creatures that live in large groups. Continue to set traps and monitor the situation for months after you have caught the last mouse. Keep the house clean.

Mice are a nuisance that you shouldn’t have to deal with anymore. At Pest Control Burlington, we offer permanent solutions to rodent problems. We can not only get rid of the mice on your property but keep them from coming back by excluding your home. This means to seal and cover every possible entry point, like wall vents. We can cover these up with an impenetrable mesh that will keep rodents out for good. We’re so sure of our mouse removal and exclusion that each service comes with a warranty of up to 2 years. Call us for an inspection today.