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The Best Tactics To Control Mice

Is your home infested by mice? Or are you looking for ways to prevent a possible infestation? Like other pests, the mouse can pose a myriad of health risks for occupants of a building including but not limited to rat bite fever, leptospirosis and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). So, it’s important to take necessary measures to protect your home from infestation. Thankfully, there are several tactics that have been shown to be effective, either individually or when used along with other tactics that can help mouse control. These include the following:

Professional Extermination

It is simply the most effective way to deal with mice. An experienced licensed exterminator knows exactly what to look for when performing a rodent inspection. He has all the know-how and tools to deal with the problem once and for all. In highly regulated industry like the pest control industry a licensed exterminator has the best products available to deal with mice.

Mouse Proofing Your Home

In general, the pest can enter a house through numerous routes, and some air bricks can be considered as mice entry points and allow them access to the building. Taking steps early enough like patching up all possible routes outside your home and visible holes inside the home can help minimize chances of infestation or re-infestation. First, buy and install covers for the air vents in your house. These will work to prevent mice as well as flies from entering your home via the air bricks, but still ensure it’s properly ventilated.

Second, seal up all holes in the kitchen (the place where mice are likely to be noticed as they will be searching for food.) These include holes around pipes & service cables, cracks in walls, floorboards and skirtings. The pests can access through a gap of half an inch or less, so you need to be very keen and thorough. When it comes to sealing, you can find a range of fillers on the market. A simple, low cost yet effective option is traditional plaster filler that comes with pieces of broken glass within it.

Using Mouse Traps

Another tactic that can help control mice is setting up traps within your home in areas where they are likely to access. The most widely used traps are classic snap traps which are typically set flush to the walls, with trigger plates directly facing the wall. Zapper traps work by luring the pest into enclosures and then delivering an electric shock that kills them However, they cost significantly higher than other models of traps and normally use batteries. Homeowners can also use glue boards. The pest will be caught in and unable to set themselves free, eventually dying of hypothermia which might not be the most humane option out there. Important to note is that for best results, the traps have to be set up properly. Further, you should keep in mind that the mice may soon start avoiding the traps or areas where you’ve set up traps.

Does Electronic Mouse Control Work?

There are electronic devices specifically designed for mouse control and which can be relatively effective. By simply plugging the device, you’ll drive the harmful pests out of your property within a few days. The units are said to work by changing the electro-magnetic fields that naturally exist around electric cables, with the revised frequency being very irritant to mice, whether house or field mice. The rodents get some kind of tingling sensation and will start vacating the area almost immediately after getting the experience. Something to note, though, is that the majority of electronic devices available for pest control are largely sonic, not electro-magnetic, and these tend to be less effective. Further, electro-magnetic devices will only create a field change of only up to 2 meters from the cabling in your home, making them less effective in homes with numerous power points& lights.

For best results, you need to call The Exterminators – Pest Control Toronto. Call: 647-496-2211. We also offer a wide range of mouse traps Toronto.