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How to Get Rid of Mice in the House?

With it being possible for anyone to experience mice hiding in their house, it is good to know how to get rid of them. Trying to shoo them outside in the garden will likely result in them returning. Therefore, use these effective tips to ensure to get rid of the mice for good.

Hire a team of pest control professionals

Trying to get rid of the mice yourself might not end well. If you are scared of them, it could cause anxiety. Or, if you lack the skills and knowledge of how to get rid of them for good, they might keep returning. 

Therefore, it is a good idea to use a professional teamer of exterminators, such as Old Bay Pest Control, which will ensure that you get rid of the mice for good. 

Detect where they are entering

You will need to know where the mice are entering in order to stop them from re-entering. You can do this by placing cameras or obstacles for them to get past. 

For instance, placing a small camera in front of potential entryways will ensure that you can witness where they are entering from. 

Or, you could lie traps and bait so that you can catch them at the point of entry. 

Clear out the garage

Dirty and messy garages and gardens can encourage mice to your home. Therefore, cleaning and clearing out the garage can help to get rid of mice in the house. Or, stop them from entering in the first place. 

Having lots of mess will give the mice plenty of options for hiding places. Whereas a clean and clear space will deter their hiding activity as they will find it difficult to stay hidden and not be seen. Mice will only hide if they feel safe and secure in doing so. Therefore, having to be out in the open might deter them away from entering and hiding in your home.

Use repellents near hiding places

Mice are unattracted to certain smells. Some smells will even be potent enough for them to avoid using your home to hide. Therefore, it is useful to use repellents in order to deter mice from your home. 

Some examples of effective mice repellents include:

  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Peppermint oil

Lying these foods down near the hiding places will ensure that they are immediately repelled and will likely run far away from your home. 

Seal your trash can up to remove their food supply

On the flip side, mice are attracted to certain smells. These typically come from the trash can and in some cases, an open and accessible trash can is the reason that your home is prone to mice. 

Therefore, it is useful to seal your trash can so that mice cannot smell or get into your trash. If they have easy access, then they will have a sufficient food supply. Taking away their food supply will make them look elsewhere and therefore, not use your home as a hiding place.