When you find one mouse in your home, it is safe to say there are many more but when faced with mice infestation, you need to be careful. Mice carry different types of diseases which includes the plague among many others and that’s why you should try to avoid direct contact with them. It is important to call a local exterminator for help.
But direct contact is not the only way to contract these diseases as even eating and drinking anything contaminated by them will also make you ill. They also cause severe damage to your Winston-Salem, NC home by chewing through your installation and wires.
Here are some tips on how to get rid of them:
The first most important thing is to find out where they got into the house, which is usually through the doors, fireplace, small holes, and cracks. When you find it, make sure you seal it properly to prevent them from coming in again.
Keeping a clean environment is always very effective against pests, so de-cluttering your home regularly is a great way to get rid of mice and also ensure they can’t hide anywhere in the house.
Traps: This method has been around for a long time and quite effective too. There are different types of mousetraps – the snap trap and glue trap with the first is triggered when they step on it and the latter have a sticky glue which holds the mouse on it until you get rid of it.
Poison: Rat poison are also effective, just make sure that you don’t put it where your pets can reach as they contain harmful chemicals.
Peppermint oil: This is a home remedy that is really effective especially when you use 100% peppermint oil (this is really an important deciding factor). Just put some few drops of the oil on a cotton wool and put it in the area through which they enter your home and remember to replace them after some days.
When dealing with mice, make sure all your food is stored in airtight containers and when your home remedies are not working get the help of a professional.