How to get rid of mice in the attic

Mice are close cousins to rats meaning they too, can be as much a headache as rats are to you, your family and neighbors. Small as they are, these rodents are capable of causing astronomical damage to your home.

Why do you need to get rid of them?

  • They chew away at everything in sight.
  • They can cause a lot of noise when they fall through spaces in walls.
  • They scratch at walls.
  • They can be carriers of diseases like rabies (although rare) and E coli which can be transmitted through handling their feces and ingesting it.
  • Their urine and feces can cause your home to really stink.
How do you remove them?

The most important thing to note is because of their size, they can fit through any cracks and holes in your home. Before you start the ‘eviction’,it’s crucial that you seal any entry point you see into the attic. Remember, no space is too small. Use strong materials that will last a long time and are very hard for them to chew through. Consider any of the following methods;
  • Pets- cats and dogs can be a great way to get rid of mice in your home. However, the pet you decide to use must be well trained; otherwise, they will make friends with the mice and treat them as friends.
  • You can use snap traps to effectively kill the mice by breaking their necks instantly killing them.
  • You can use live cages- however; the main concern is where to relocate the mice to once you have trapped them.
  • You can use glue traps- these are however a source of great pain and misery to the animal in question and is definitely not humane.
  • Poison- some people use poison, however the problem is you may kill other animals. The mouse suffers a great too.
How about when they are too may?

If they are out of control, you may need to call a pest removal expert to assist you in the removal process.

What comes most highly recommended?

Natural methods like pets and exclusion doors are a better mouse control than other methods which tend to be inhumane and pose risk to your children and other pests. Consider them. Also remember to ensure that you regularly check your attic to ensure the mice do not find their way back into your home once they are gone.

How to get rid of mice in the attic

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