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Get Rid Of Mice When Mice Traps Dont Work

Got mice? How to get rid of these pests when your home mouse traps don’t work.

Get Rid Of Mice When Mice Traps Dont Work

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There aren’t many more uncomfortable feelings than trying to live and sleep in your home while knowing furry little creatures are running amok. Yes, we’re talking about mice and rats, and while you’ve probably already tried setting mouse traps for your pesky visitors, if you’re reading this, they probably haven’t worked. (517) 999-5008 Faith Based, Veteran-Family-Owned Company

If rodent control is an issue in your home or business, we’ve put together a list of remedies to try that should alleviate your problems.

Don’t be hospitable.

Mice like us, need food, water, and shelter to live, which is why they’ve taken up residence in your home.

Here are a few common changes you can try to make your home less inviting:
First, store all your food in air-tight containers so that mice can’t smell whatever they’re snacking on. You don’t have to use glass containers, but doing so certainly won’t hurt.

Be sure to seal off your garbage, too, and don’t let a full bag sit or overflow. Get a solid garbage container with a lid to store the bag in, and then take the full bags outside into another container rather than storing them in a basement, garage, or breezeway. Mice can chew through just about anything – even concrete – but making their lives more difficult and stopping them from picking up the scent in the first place is critical.

Be extra clean

Fun fact: Mice can live off just three to four grams of daily food. That means the tiniest little crumbs can be an array for a mouse and his family.
Sweep frequently, vacuum regularly, and wash floors and surfaces with cleaners to remove appetizing aromas. Just because you don’t smell anything doesn’t mean a mouse can’t.

Commit to the little things when cleaning; you’ll see a big difference.

Mouse-proof your home

Mouse-proof your home

Mice aren’t large critters, typically averaging about three inches long. However, that doesn’t stop them from squeezing through small, tight spaces that appear to be much smaller than they are.
As a general rule of thumb, mice can fit into openings the size of a dime, and if you can fit a pencil through a crack, a mouse can, too.
Search the areas of your home that might have openings—tiny cracks in the foundation, holes for utility pipes, and wires—and seal them with steel wool or caulking. Anything else, mice can chew through, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Eliminate them quickly.
Mice reproduce incredibly fast and can have litters of six to seven babies every 21 days. That’s a terrifying thought: From just one pregnant mouse invading your home, you could have over 50 of them in just over a month!

Plus, if your traps haven’t worked, be sure you did things correctly. Three quick tips: Make sure traps are against and parallel to walls and in darker locations where mice will run into them; make sure the bait is something they like – they don’t really like cheese, despite what cartoons tell you, and instead prefer things like bacon, jelly beans, and peanut butter (we told you they were a lot like us!); finally, be sure to use gloves – like ones you might use for washing dishes, for example – while setting traps, because mice can detect your scent and might avoid the traps for fear of it being, you know, a trap.

Residential pest control:
Your home may be a great place for pets, but not pests! Nobody likes an unwanted house guest, whether it’s termites, ticks, mice, or mosquitos. Our team of trained service professionals has provided residential pest control in Grand Rapids for over nine decades. We can give you a customized treatment plan that fits your budget. Our home protection plan, PestFree365+, is your best way to defend your home from the most common lingering pests, and we’ll keep our eye on the situation over a year. Don’t let critters take over your home; call our residential pest control in Grand Rapids.

Commercial pest control:
It would help if you protect your business from whatever threats may come your way, which sometimes could mean pests lurking in the shadows. Wolverine Pest Control has worked with countless businesses, so we know how to resolve your issues best. We will take extensive measures to learn about your problem, and our team will monitor the situation to ensure it’s resolved. Our programs hinge on providing the best possible experience for every one of our clients. Regarding commercial pest control in Grand Rapids, nobody beats Wolverine.

Don’t be afraid to call a pest management professional like Wolverine Pest Control to do the job. We’re specially trained and understand the different tactics mice and other pests use to move and operate, so we know precisely how to eliminate them from your home or business safely, humanely, and efficiently.

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