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Top 8 Methods Pest Control Experts Use To Get Rid Of Mice

EPC Pest Control Services

Published: April, 2023

What’s the best way to get rid of mice? As pest control technicians we have a wide variety of methods for achieving this. Below we’ll list some of these techniques, as well as what they involve.

Listed in order from most to least effective, here are the best ways to get rid of mice

1. Rodenticide

The absolute best way to kill mice is by poisoning them with rodenticide. This is effective in residential properties and large businesses. These are essentially poisons which are tailor-made to kills mice. Most of them are extremely powerful, and get the job done quickly.

2. Traps

Old fashioned spring traps are a thing of the past. Instead, today’s pest technicians use traps which are lethally effective, and highly advanced. A good example of this is the fact that traps are enclosed. This means that professionals can use the strongest poisons.

3. Pest proofing

The concept behind pest proofing is simple. If rodents cannot get into the building, then they cannot become a problem. During pest proofing, technicians go through the property with a fine tooth-comb. We seal up all obvious entrance points, and this hopefully keeps the pests out.

4. Electro-magnetic plug-in devices

This is not to be confused with ultra-sonic devices, which have a very limited (or no) effect. With these devices as one of the best pest control gadgets, one electro-magnetic interference device is plugged in and irritates any mice in the walls, who may leave and not wish to return.

5. Proper rubbish disposal

We’re sure you can imagine the image of mice swarming around a dustbin. The point is that properly disposing of rubbish is the best way to get rid of mice. Primarily, this means keeping it in secure areas, and placing it in bins with lids. Second, it means throwing out that rubbish as often as possible.

6. Cleaning to get rid of mice

The main thing which attracts mice is food and noticing missing or damaged food is a tell-tale sign of mice. Therefore, the best way to prevent them is by keeping your kitchen clean. It also means keeping your home clean. In addition, you should remove all clutter, as mice often use this to hide in and build their nests.

7. Get rid of mice by physical removal

Not everyone believes in killing mice. Some people prefer a more humanitarian approach. In this case, mice are caught with simple bait traps. These mice are then taken out to the countryside and released. While this does work, it’s time consuming.

8. Natural repellants

Many things will naturally repel mice. Some of these things include apple cider vinegar, peppermint oil, cayenne pepper, cloves and fabric softener. Products containing ammonia is also useful because it mimics the smell of cat urine.

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