Tom And Jerry, I Side With Tom... Lets Get Rid Of These Mice
Finding a rodent's fecal pellets is always a little bit unnerving, and should never be taken lightly. If you find fecal pellets in your home the time to act is right now. The reason that it is such an important situation to be in is because the fecal pellets of a mouse can carry many diseases and viruses, one of which is Hantavirus which can be deadly. So, if you find fecal pellets in your home make sure that you do not hesitate to get rid of the problem. Here are just a few tips on what to do about mice in your home.
Keep A Clean Home
If you are noticing that you have a mouse problem now, it may be because your home may not be as clean as it should be. Crumbs and other particles of food that are left out can attract mice. One of the best things that you can do is to keep you home extremely clean. Now, if you already have a mouse or two in your home, they will most likely not leave, but it is possible to make your home less attractive to other rodents.
Set A Trap
The best thing about mice is that they are very curious creatures, and are therefor pretty easy to catch in a trap. There is a definite technique to catching a mouse in a trap. One of the most important things to do is to find where the mouse actually is. The good news is that mice do not travel far from where they are making a living. So, if you find fecal pellets you have effectively located the mouse. Make sure you set the trap with food that the mouse has been consuming. If the mouse is after your rice crispy cereal set your trap with that cereal. Also try and make sure that the mouse does not set the trap off prematurely. So, if next to a wall set the trap perpendicular to the wall with the death side to the wall.
Call A Professional
If you have caught a few mice, but the problem continues to persist it is time to call a professional. If you have a serious mouse problem you may find yourself fighting a losing battle. However, most pest control technicians are going to be able to locate entry points and block them off, and then kill the rodents that are in your home.