How do you get rid of mice?

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  • If there in your house, find where they are getting in and seal it up. Traps are usually pretty efficient and if you don't have pets or small children, poison would work.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Oct 17, 2019

    1. Eliminate entry points.
    2. Use mouse traps.
    3. Choose the best bait for mouse traps.
    4. Proper placement of mouse traps is critical.
    5. Bait stations.
    6. Good sanitation won't get rid of mice, but poor sanitation will attract them.
    7. Tackle the mice in the house and out.
    8. Cats vs Mice

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 17, 2019

    If you are feeding birds, cease this activity, as it attracts rodents.

    Pet foods and grass seed should never be left out, and only stored in metal containers with tight fitiing lids.

    Use dryer fabric sheets inside stored vehicles (in the engine compartment, inside and beneath the vehicle) and sheds, and spray essential oil of peppermint mixed with water to further dissuade mice from taking up residence.

    Stack wood far away from home entrances. Keep straw and hay in tightly sealed containers.

    Check your patio slabs for any evidence of tunneling and seal these.

    Check your air conditioner hoses and wiring for any evidence of gnawing by rodents. They are attracted to the soy used in the making of some gaskets and hoses.

    Check your attic vents, attic areas. If you find droppings, set traps, seal entry points. Place cotton balls soaked with peppermint oil nearby.

    Check external dryer vents for lint, which mice will use to make nests.

    Cut down taller weeds to expose potential hiding places.

    Clean up all animal feces from your yard.

    Trim overhanging trees or branches growing close to your home.

    Spray your garage with a mix of water, peppermint oil and some Dawn dish liquid. Scrub in, let set, then rinse. The residual smell should dissuade them.

    Check the garage door seals and replace as needed. Same for other entry doors.