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Mouse Control: How to trap MICE in your home!

Scratch scratch … can be heard here and there … Evidence of mice can be found everywhere!

As the season turns to Fall, you should be on the look- out for this mouse migration. If you have a mouse infestation, you’ll begin seeing signs of them in places you would expect, pantries, bread drawers; cereal or grain boxes or bags with gnawed corners.

The droppings (feces) look like small, black pellets, about 1/4 inch long and pointed at one or both ends. While we understand the mice are looking for a warm and dry place to spend the winter, it shouldn’t be at the expense of you and your family. This next blog talks about how to trap mice once they’ve entered your home. In this video, we’ll be looking at a few different types of traps.

Mouse Traps for Mouse Control

There are four basic types of traps that you can use to catch mice in your home: Snap Traps, Multiple Catch Traps, Glue Traps, and Electronic Traps. Mechanical traps (snap traps) are the fastest and most reliable solution to controlling rats and mice. They’re made of wood or plastic. One down side to the plastic traps is they have plastic parts – and plastic isn’t strong enough to see repeated use. There are also live traps available to those that prefer the most humane solution. Primarily made of plastic, these traps capture mice and allow you to easily let them back into the outdoors once caught.

The trap we use most often at Erdye’s Pest Control is the tried and true wooden Victor snap trap. The Victor wood snap trap has been used for over 100 years. We think it’s the most economical, efficient and humane alternative on the market.
If you’re trying to figure out how mice are getting into your home in the first place, check out an earlier blog post I did. I showed you a couple of the mouse “Super Highways”.

Mouse proofing your home is not rocket science, and you can purchase any of these mouse traps on-line or at home improvement centers but if you’re running out of time and need the job done right, give us a call. At Erdye’s we believe that all of our customers are family. We treat each of our customer’s needs as if they were our own. We believe in being on time and fixing your pest control problem the FIRST time and our initial inspection is always FREE.

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