How to stop Gnawing and Scratching inside your Home
Mice are not simply annoying or unpleasant, but they are also carriers of such diseases as salmonella and listeria. Another problem is that mice can cause some significant structural damage to your house by gnawing and burrowing activities. They can even cause electrical faults and fire by gnawing on electrical lines inside your home. However, in order to avoid these unnecessary problems, it is important to know how to get rid of mice in the walls.
By now you've probably figured out that you have a mice invasion problem by finding droppings near food sources, you’ve heard scratching noises and you found sights of gnawing activity. Since it has been confirmed, then it is time for you to get bold and ruthless, as you are about to embark into a “not so pleasant” job of eradicating those little creatures.
Before you do anything drastic, it is highly important to note, that mice are extremely proficient at finding any bits of food in or outside of your home. So it is important for you to secure and seal all of your foods; don’t give any chances for mice to get their teeth sunk into it, and always keep you house clean.
How to get rid of mice in the walls
- First of all, you do not want any more mice to show up in the first place, do you? Then go on, and check your home for any possible entry points for mice. As soon as you find one, seal it with some steel wool. Mice will have hard time chewing on that! But no matter what you are sealing with, make sure it is not easy to chew on.
- You should place some snap traps and glue boards along the walls and possible entry points, and put some peanut butter as bait (mice love that stuff). Don’t forget to check your traps daily, or when you hear the “SNAP” sound!
- You can make a good use of repellent, such as…dried snake poo. Yes, you can ask for it in the zoo, reptile center or your local pet store (they sell “pet” snakes, don’t they). By placing it around problem areas, mice will be terrified.
- If you actually adore these little creatures, you can use a Humane Trap. It’s the kind of trap that catches the mice in the box without leaving a chance for it to get out. It’s alive and still good, and all you need to do is to take it for at least a mile away from your home and release it.
- Actually, don’t use poison under any circumstances, leave it to the professionals. Otherwise, you’ll end up filling up the house with stench of decomposing mice bodies inside the very walls you were trying to get them out of.
And, when handling dead mice, always use gloves. Wrap them in paper and place them in a plastic bag, then dispose of it by putting in a tightly sealed trash container. Good luck and have a happy hunting!