Trapping mice is much easier said than done. These are skittish little animals that are weary of any changes made to their environments. Thus, traps must be set up properly for them to work. The baits you use, the placement of the traps, and the condition of the home all play a part in the trapping process. If you’re dealing with a mouse infestation in your home or business and need help, call Mouse Exterminator Burlington now.
When using mouse traps, the first thing you should consider is the quality of the traps themselves. Use traps that are sturdy and easy to handle. If you are using humane traps, be sure that they have air holes in them. Before buying traps, you may want to read reviews online or speak with a professional pest remover for advice. Once you have decided which trap you want to use, it is recommended that you get more than one. Using multiple traps at once will quicken the elimination process. Bait these traps, then place them along the walls of rooms with mouse activity.
The bait you use to trap mice matters significantly. Use foods that mice can’t resist, like peanut butter, chocolate, or gum drops. You can also try using nesting materials such as cotton balls and string. Wearing a pair of gloves, handle the baits you choose with a cotton swab or toothpick and only put a pea-sized amount down. The reason you don’t want to handle the traps with your bare hands is that you don’t want to get your scent on them; this risks spooking the mice away. Finally, try baiting the traps without setting them for a few days. This will give the mice time to adjust to the traps and deem them safe.
Are you pest-proofing the rest of the house? Homeowners often struggle to get rid of mice because they fail to address the reason why they are getting them in the first place. Make sure that you are keeping the house clean by removing clutter, vacuuming, and wiping surfaces down on a regular basis. Take the garbage out every night and fix any leaky faucets you may have. Remove all possible sources of food from the home and in the yard so the mice have to consume the bait placed your traps. Then, check for any gaps in the baseboards, walls, foundation, or window frames and seal them. Put weatherstripping to the bottom of the garage door.
Remember that persistence, patience, and determination are the keys to a successful extermination. Don’t give up! Professional mouse removal services are always available to you, too. The technicians at Pest Control Burlington handle mouse problems all the time. We use top-of-the-line rodenticides that eliminate mice in the safest and most efficient way possible. Our technicians also conduct thorough inspections and offer high quality, guaranteed pest-proofing to keep the mice out for good. Call Pest Control Burlington today for mouse removal and pest-proofing: 647-496-5721.