How to get rid of mice

Mice problem? No worries, just follow these simple tips to banish them from your home once and for all. 

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Ask anyone who has ever owned a house, and they will tell you that there are a lot of things to worry about. There’s a long list of troubles, but we are sure ‘mice problem’ tops that list. It is one of those problems that everyone hates, but rarely have the courage to deal with. Let’s be honest, those rodents are sneaky. Unless we stay on guard 24 hours every day, it’s really hard to catch them. However, there are some things that you could prepare in advance to stop their invasion.

Use natural home remedies

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Picture this: You’re living with your partner alongside your adorable little kids and fluffy pets, and you will go out of your way to keep them safe from mouse poison or a mousetrap. Here’s a solution for you natural home remedies. Not only are they natural, but they are also non-toxic.

One of the most used substances is mint, be it peppermint oil, mint leaves, or even mint toothpaste! The general idea behind it is that mice loathe the scent of mint. You can expect them to go away in an instance as soon as they come in touch with one of those bad boys.

Aside from that, you may also try powdered instant mashed potatoes. It is suggested that the flakes of the potatoes will expand in their stomachs and kill the rodents on the inside. Gruesome, but effective.  


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This is one of the most common solutions and it works every single time. That is if you set it up correctly. Here are some things to look out for when setting up the traps:

  • Functionality

    • Make sure that the trap itself works out of the box. The last thing you want is the store to sell you a broken trap. Keep your receipt in check, just in case you need to return a bad unit. 
  • Bait

    • Once you’re sure that the trap works, move on to the bait. One thing to keep in mind, rodents are primarily nut and seed eaters. Yes, they prefer that over cheese.  The most effective bait then would be peanut butter, hazelnut spread, or any nut spread. But make sure to put it in small quantity, you don’t want the mouse to take the bait without actually springing the trap. Don’t let them outsmart you.
  • Location

    • Mice have this innate fear for the open space. And because of that, they always scurry around a much darker, isolated place. For this reason, you may need to place the trap somewhere that might fulfil both points. And don’t forget to lay a few traps instead of one because if you’ve spotted a mouse, you better believe that it’s not alone.

Professional help 

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If you’re still here, it could mean one thing. You’re in dire need of help with your mouse infestation problem. First of all, there’s no shame in admitting defeat. It’s a tall order for you, and you alone have to fight against a colony. No need to worry, though. The professional help will assist in eliminating those pesky little creatures. They’re called professionals for a reason. They will get rid of the rodents and help with setting up a preventive measure to keep them from coming back.

Mouse problem is always a nuisance to all of us. But, hopefully, with the methods listed above, those tiny little rascals will go away for good.