How To Get Rid Of Mice
How To Get Rid Of Mice
The Video: How To Get Rid Of Mice. This video gives advice on how to deal with a mouse problem in your house. It tells you about the dangers of having mice in the house, the different options you have removing then, a step by step guide on judging and dealing with the the problem and gives tips on what bait to use.
Hello, my name is Graham Selleck, I am te proprietor of Sabre environmental property services. We are pest controllers based in Watford, Hertfordshire, we are there for all your pest control needs. We're going to talk about about the control of mice.
The reason you need to control mice is that they spread disease such as E. coli and salmonella. They have a very hig breeding rate, five or six young per litter and up to ten litters per year.
There's two ways of controlling mice. The most common is to use a rodenticide. We use them in a small tray.
They are placed, the mice eat the rodenticide and eventually die. The other way is the good old fashioned mousetrap, this one is quite roughly called the break-back trap. But it works, by hitting the mouse across the neck, when it's attempted to take the bait.
So you have mice in your kitchen, what do you do? First thing I recommend is to remove the plinths from the bottom of kitchen cabinets. Get yourself a good torch, look underneath the plinths, see how many droppings you have. You get an idea of how big the problem is.
The other thing to look for is place of entry, how the mice are getting into your property and what can we do to stop them from getting in. So we got the plinths of, we got our rodenticide down. The next step we want to do is to hoover the mouse droppings that are already there.
That gives us an idea when we go back to check how much rodenticide is gone, how many mice are still present in the property. We can move these around, mice are very inquisitive, they like to investigate new things. They are more likely to eat the rodenticide if they find it in a new place.
Normally after two weeks, the problem should be clear. If you want to rely on the good old trap, a sound advice is to use chocolate as bait, not traditional cheese. Chocolate has a strong smell, the mice will find it and we all like a chocolate, don't we? I hope that helps with your mouse problem and good luck.