No home is immune to unwanted visitors. Unwanted house guests, bugs, rodents, and more sometimes find their way into your home despite your objections. Getting rid of these unwanted visitors on your own can be hard at times. The good news is that Stewart Termite & Pest Control can help you get rid of some of these things. Today we are going to talk about how to prevent mice in your home and get rid of them if they find their way into your home anyways.
Cats Aren’t the Best Way to Get Rid of Mice
Let’s start by talking about how you can prevent mice from coming into your home. You may have heard that getting a cat will help keep mice away from your home. This is a little bit of an old wife’s tale. Some cats are indeed predatory creatures. When they see something coming onto their territory they will go after them. Other cats are fairly mellow and will not do anything to keep mice away from your home. So, if you get a cat just know that it is not a sure-fire way to keep mice away from your home.
Mint, Peppermint Oil, Bay Leaves & Mothballs
There are some simple things that you can do to prevent mice from coming into your home that many people have had good luck with. If you know that your neighbors have mice but you have not seen any these are good things to try. Mint, bay leaves, and mothballs are all known to help prevent mice from entering your home. Planting mint leaves around your windows and doors will repel mice. Tucking some bay leaves into the corners of your pantry and cabinets also helps. Mothballs in your closets will also deter mice from nesting in your home.
Declutter to Prevent Mice Building a Nest
Decluttering your home is another excellent preventative measure that you can take. Mice are attracted to piles of clutter. They like to build their nests in piles of clutter found throughout your home. Boxes, piles of clothing, magazines, newspapers, papers, and more are all enticing for mice. Cleaning out your home is an amazing way to prevent mice from coming into your home.
Are DIY Mouse Traps a Good Idea
If you do find mice in your home even after taking all of these preventative measures we have some ideas for you. You can definitely purchase some mouse traps to put around your home and property. Mouse traps can be effective in catching mice. Mice are very smart and are widely known for finding a way to eat the bait on the mouse trap without getting caught in the trap. They also will see one mouse get caught in it and then not fall for the same trap as their peers. However, if you attempt to set the mice traps yourself, you likely won’t know the best locations and if you do happen to catch a mouse, you will have to dispose of it safely.
The most effective way to get rid of mice is to call Stewart Termite & Pest Control. We have helped our customers get rid of mice on their property for years. We have all of the best equipment, tools, and expertise to help you rid your home of mice. It is important to remember that mice reproduce quickly so once you see one mouse it will not take long before you have a large amount of them. Calling a professional is the best way to solve the problem!