| Unfortunately, you don't have to live on a farm, or even the country, for mice to find your home appealing. When you have a mouse problem in your kitchen - or anywhere in your house, for that matter - it's hard to concentrate on anything else. Visions of tails and beady red eyes may dance through your head, but you don't need a cat to hunt them down (although it helps!). Try these tips for efficient rodent control. |
- Seal it. Walk around the outside of your house and seal any small cracks or holes with caulking. Even if a hole looks too small for a mouse, it probably isn't - they're persistent critters, especially when they're on the lookout for food.
- Store it. The aroma of food coming from your kitchen will be like heaven to any mouse - and will make them do whatever it takes to get into your kitchen. So seal any leftover food in tight, sturdy containers, and refrigerate whenever possible.
- Trap it. When it comes to solving your mouse problem, think simple. Sonic devices are costly and can have mixed success, so it's a good idea to stick to bait and traps. Check them daily, and be sure to wear gloves, as mice often carry diseases.
- Paw it. Okay, we did say you didn't NEED a cat - but they do go a long way in eradicating the mouse population! It's sometimes difficult to get rid of mice, because they're such prolific breeders. But with some thorough consideration and a bit of prevention, you can wave your rodent control problem goodbye.