If you hear scratching noises in your walls, you could have a mouse. You may see the mouse from time to time scurry across the floor, or you may notice some of your things are being chewed on. There could be more than one mouse. If so, a male and female mouse may have up to 40 babies in one year. These babies will then grow to make more babies. As you can see, your home will become infested quickly if you do not eradicate this problem. The information below will help you make your home free of mice.
Use a Mouse Trap
The easiest and most effective way to remove mice from your home is by using a mouse trap. There are many different types to choose from including:
Snap Mouse Traps
You are likely familiar with this type of mouse trap. In the past, they were made out of wood, but today you can find them made of plastic. These traps have a metal bar that snaps down when a mouse steps onto the trap. The mouse may die instantly, but in some cases the mouse will die slowly. These mouse traps are very inexpensive, and they can be reused. You will see the dead mouse, which may make you squeamish.
Electronic Mouse Trap
If you do not want to see the dead mouse, you should consider an electronic mouse trap. They are very effective and simple to use. When the mouse walks inside the trap they are killed by an electric shock. They generally die quickly.
Glue Mouse Trap
If you do not want to kill the mouse, use a glue mouse trap. This trap has a sticky adhesive, and when the mouse walks on it they are stuck. You can then take the trap outside and set the mouse free. If you use this, take the mouse away from your home or it will find its way back in. If you are having a hard time removing the mouse from the adhesive, put some baby oil around its feet to loosen them.
If you do not want to spend money, or want to capture the mouse in the most humane way, you can make your own catch and release mouse trap.
If you continue to have a mice problem, you should call a pest control company like Albemarle Termite & Pest Control to remove them for you. This is important, as mice can carry hantavirus and other diseases.