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.