Humane Ways to Get Rid of Mice in Your Home
Mice are one of the most common pests in homes and buildings. If you’ve ever had a mouse in your home, then you know how annoying it can be. Mice are fast, quiet and difficult to spot—and they can wreak havoc on your property. That’s why many people opt to kill them when they find them in their homes rather than trapping them. However, killing mice isn’t the only option available for dealing with this pest problem; there are humane ways of getting rid of mice in your home that don’t involve killing any animals at all!
Use a One-Way Trap to Release Them Unharmed
One-way traps are a humane way to catch mice. They work by letting the mouse enter through their doors, but not back out. This method is great for small spaces like attics and basements, as it lets you catch rodents without actually having to handle them yourself. One-way traps can also be used in conjunction with other methods (like baits), helping you ensure that all of your pests are gone.
To use one-way traps effectively, place them near areas where mice have been seen or where droppings have been found. Then simply wait for the rodents to enter! When you’ve caught your first mouse using a one-way trap, release it into an area far from where it was trapped so that it doesn’t come back again. If possible, try to find another space outside where there aren’t any predators lurking around.
Use Peppermint Essential Oil to Repel Mice
Mice dislike the smell of peppermint, so you can use peppermint essential oil to repel mice. If you have a mouse problem, buy some peppermint essential oil in a health food store or online. You can also use the oil to make a homemade spray that will help keep mice out of your home. The oil is safe for humans and pets, so it’s not harmful to use on your furniture or around your home when you spray it with this homemade repellent.
Put Mesh Screens on Chimneys and Vents
Mice can get into your house through chimneys and vents. A mesh screen can be used to prevent them from entering these areas.
To install a mesh screen over your chimney, follow these steps:
- Measure the width of your chimney opening and cut two pieces of hardware cloth that are 1/4 inch wider than this measurement.
- Staple one piece of hardware cloth around the edge of each side of the opening, using small staples or nails. Be sure to staple all four sides securely, but not so tightly that they tear the material or bend outwards too much; you want it taut but not overly tight against the outer edges of the openings themselves when fully secured in place with staples or nails (rather than just being held there by a tension between them). This will ensure maximum effectiveness at stopping mice from climbing up inside your home through this route without causing structural damage to any part within reachable distance below where they could try climbing on top instead (such as insulation lining walls inside rooms).
Call a Professional
Mice can carry diseases such as salmonellosis (food poisoning), hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, and leptospirosis. They also chew through electrical wires and cause extensive damage to homes by burrowing through walls and destroying insulation material. In addition, they contaminate food with feces and urine which can lead to food poisoning if consumed by humans or pets alike!
If you’d rather not kill these cute little creatures we suggest using an electronic trap instead! Just remember never leave any animals inside one because they could get hurt or even die from dehydration if left for too long without water available within reach.
Mice are pesky little creatures that can cause a lot of damage to your home, but they don’t always have to be harmful. By using the tips above, you can learn how to get them out safely without harming them or yourself. You can always opt to call the professionals like ProShield Termite & Pest Control to get the job done for you. Contact us today at (251) 758-2229!