What Does Not Work To Get Rid Of A Mouse Infestation

Sometimes, when you are trying to figure out what works to get something accomplished, you need to go through several trial and error strategies to weed out what doesn't work before you finally get to something that does. Well, in this article, we are going to allow you to skip all the hard work of trying and failing and get right to the one thing that DOES work to get rid of mice in your home or business, by pointing out some things that others have tried that do NOT work.

  1. Get a bunch of cats: First off, it can get pretty expensive feeding all those cats. Second, you never know for sure if you have a good mouser. And third, even if they are all good mousers, mice are really good at hiding. And, since they are so much smaller than cats, they can squeeze into all kinds of tiny places where cats can't go. While cats may reduce the number of mice in your home, it is not likely that they will ever get rid of your mouse infestation.

  2. Make a mixture of chocolate and cement: If you mix these in powder form and sprinkle it around, the smell of the chocolate will attract mice. If they eat it, the cement will kill them. There are three problems with this method. It can be dangerous to small children and pets. It could become a significant problem to clean up, especially if it gets wet. And, most importantly, you're going to be lucky to kill even a few mice with this.

  3. Mouse traps: If you have one mouse and you put down a trap, maybe you will catch it. But, if you have an infestation, mouse traps are not going to get all your mice. These little critters multiply quickly (in fact they make rabbits look like amateurs) and a few traps will only slow them down a little. Traps are only partially effective, and they are only effective "at all," if you know exactly how to use them, where to use them, and the types of bait to use.

  4. Use an electronic pest repeller: These emit a high pitched noise that humans can't hear, but mice can. The problem is, it will only keep mice away for a time. After a while, when the mice get used to the sound, and they get hungry enough, they will simply ignore the sound and go about their normal business of getting into your food sources and leaving disease-causing germs everywhere they go.

  5. Don't call in a professional pest control technician: This is a great way to not get rid of mice in your home. Because if you don't call a professional, you will not get quick, easy, professional pest control that will target your problem, get rid of all the mice in your home, and seal your walls, so no additional mice can get in.

If you are serious about getting rid of mice, contact the professionals here at Adam's Pest Control. Being mouse free is just a call away.

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