Mousetraps – or classic mouse traps, as they are often called. They are placed throughout the house in the likely places of the appearance of mice.
Electric Mouse Traps: kill mice humanely with cunning electric shocks. Peanut butter, bacon, smoked salmon or cat food are used for the bait. Use only indoors. Such mouse exterminator as Victor Electronic Rap Trap, M260, Hoont Mouse Trap.
Automatic mechanical traps: an advanced system that works for extensive control of the mouse or over large areas. Such mice exterminator as the Rat Zapper RZC001, A24, Victor Tin Cat.
Ultrasound is a modern way to scare away mice. Sound bothers mice, but not humans and pets (except rodents). Ultrasound should always be combined with other types of traps to reduce the risk of addiction. Such mouse exterminator as Ultrasonic Pest Repeller
Humane traps mean that you do not need to harm animals and you can let them out in a nice place away. However, catch and transportation can be stressful for you and the mouse. It is also important to check the trap daily in accordance with the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency.
If your own attempts to get rid of mice are futile, you should contact a pest control company that conducts professional cleaning.
Regardless of how you get rid of the mice, you should review preventative measures to avoid rot problems.
Mice often enter houses and summer cottages during the winter months in search of food and warmth. The result is at best a little misspelling to clean up, but mice can also do material damage – eg. bite on electrical cables that in the worst case can lead to a fire! Our guide on mice goes through everything from how to prevent mice from getting into how to fight mice long term.
Briefly about mice
Of a hundred mouse species in our country, we mainly have three mouse species in houses and homes that count as pests; house mice(Mus Musculus), larger forest mice, and smaller forest mice. In nature, mice have many natural enemies, while in our houses they have significantly fewer predators to beware of.
House mice live under floors, in-wall or in sheds.
Forest mice have their natural home in nature – but they look for a place to hide in the cold months.
Injuries and diseases
Mice can cause allergies and spread infections such as salmonella and sorrel fever through their droppings.
The most unpleasant is material damage to furniture or products that are gnawed or contaminated with urine and feces. Expensive building materials such as insulation, drywall, or fiber optic cables are destroyed. In the worst case, damage to the electrical wiring can result in an electrical fire.
How to know if you have mice
As mice reproduce very quickly, it is important to discover as quickly as possible that you have a mice problem and act. The following signs can help you identify if you have mice in the House:
The excrement is dark, 3-8 mm long. A mouse produces 50-80 feces per night, often in cabinets or along baseboards.
A scratching noise at night indicates mice, especially noise in walls or under the floor.
Odor: A strong ammonia odor is a sign of mouse urine. The smell can persist even after the removal of the mouse colony.
Traces in dusty places indicate that this is the path used by the mouse. You can sprinkle with fine flour or talcum powder where there is a suspicion that the mice are moving, and the next day to check whether there are any traces.
Friction and greasy spots sometimes occur due to grease and dirt from the mouse’s hair when it runs along baseboards, walls, or other objects.
Urine tablets can be found in large infections of mice and are fat deposits; urine mixes with dirt. They can form small heaps up to 4 cm high and about 1 cm wide.
You can see traces of housing, as it is usually seen that soft materials, such as gaskets or insulation, have been affected.
How to control mice outside
1. Especially in autumn and winter, mice are attracted by the warm air from your home. Try not to forget to close the doors. Remind children or workers that remodel your home.
Warm air exits through holes and cracks in the foundation. Try to cover all the holes and gaps in the house and under the windows.
Trim the grass around the house, this effectively removes shelters for mice and they become more vulnerable.
3. Avoid using wooden shelving or outdoor furniture.
4. Do not feed birds or pets near the house, and if you do, be sure to get rid of spills and residues after that.
5. Make sure the lid of the trash can is tightly closed and any compost should be away from home and be closed.
6. Under the loggias and the like, it should be clean and avoid garbage at all
7. Thoroughly clean the cottages if you intend to be absent for a long time.
What is the best mousetrap bait?
Peanut butter being the clear winner when it comes to the attractant factor is clear! Tootsie Rolls work well because it makes the mice and rats tug at the bait triggering the trap. Mix a 1/2 jar of Peanut butter you placed in a mixing bowl, roll up your sleeves and start tearing up cotton or cotton balls and smashing it into the peanut butter. Mix it up until it is one stringy wad! Tear off a piece, and catch it under the tab, or through the hole in the bait holder. The trick is to tangle it up so they have to tug to remove it! A female will set off the trap trying to get plain cotton for nesting. Eliminate the females, and you reduce breeding!
On the wooden snap traps, you can drill a 3/8 inch hole under the trigger through the wood base. Then fill it with peanut butter. None of the trigger itself, they can’t get to the bait without pushing the trigger out of the way…….SNAP!
For those hard to trap rats and mice with peanut butter we found nothing better than Bacon! Not the burned up thin-cut stuff – use thick-cut & well-seared as if will not dry out quickly, and the sear offers both resistance to being stolen as well as an amazing amount of scent to “RING” that dinner bell response.
Some people are allergic to peanuts so they can stick to hypoallergenic lures: Bell Labs makes a lure Provoke with a lot of science behind it and LiphaTech also makes a great lure mice repellent that’s odorless called Rat and Mouse. Rats make decisions about what to eat based on nutritional value. Their sense of smell is so sophisticated that they can analyze food quality and nutrition based on smell. This means if we can find a way to exploit a deficiency in their diet we increase our chances of lure acceptance. Knowing what they’re currently eating is very helpful. We also tend to use several different lures to appeal to different diets.
The best bait to get rid of mice is cookie dough, in particular, the molasses/ginger variety of dough one uses to make gingerbread men. You have used it on a variety of snap traps, and it is easy to mold it around the bait holder to make it less likely to be removed. Works a treat on both mice and voles. They just cannot resist it.
Also, you can get rid of mice by mousetrap bait with sunflower seeds, dry cat food, chocolate-like TootsieRoll, Reese’s peanut butter cups, oatmeal, bird seeds, cereal, butter, bacon, beef jerky, commercial attractant jailbait
You would also be lucky with using the best mouse poison-cotton balls. Wrap it around the trigger and they try to steal it for bedding. For each trip for food on rodents, she will make 4 trips with bedding. Try this working method and do not forget to use gloves.