Ridding Your New Home Of Mice

If you are going to be moving into a new place, then you want to investigate to make sure you don't have anything to worry about with regards to pests. If you find signs of mice, such as droppings, chewed cabinets or anything else, then you want to get a handle on things as quickly as you can. You should get rid of the mice before you move all of your belongings in, if this is possible. This way, you only have to work on eradicating the mice from a vacant house, not your furniture, boxes and other items. Here are some of the things you can do to get rid of the mice before you move into the house:

Set mouse traps – If you aren't opposed to setting mouse traps which will kill the mice, then you can do this. You want to put the traps everywhere you find throughout the house where you have spotted signs of the mice spending time. While many people think that putting cheese in the traps is best, peanut butter actually works better. The peanut butter will stick to the trap and it will be more successful in catching the mice because they really have to work at it.

Use poison – You can set poison in the house in the areas where you see that the mice are spending the majority of their time. You want to write down all of the areas where you set the poison so you can refer back to the list before you move your family, your pets and your things into the house. Go around the house and collect all of the poison so you can be sure that children and/or pets aren't going to get into it once you are all moved into the residence.

Get a mouser cat – If your family is in the position of owning a cat, then you may want to think about bringing one along that has a proven track record of killing mice. If you want a kitten, then you can get one that will have a better chance of catching mice by getting one that has a mother cat that is a proven mouser. The kitten should also be at least a few months old so you know that its mother has had time to work with it and teach it a lot of her stalking and hunting skills. The great thing about getting a mouser is it will continue to fend off mice on a regular basis, preventing future infestations.

Contact a pest control service for further help.