No two pest control procedures are the same, with numerous factors coming into play that will influence the process. This is why you need to be able to adapt to problems as they come up. Here is what you need to know about some of the problems that you might encounter when you try to get rid of house mice:
The traps don’t work
Your traps may be ineffective for several reasons. First, they may not be placed in the right locations. Traps need to be placed in areas with high mouse activity and across mouse pathways. If traps are out of the way, mice will not really be interested in them. Second, you might not be using the right bait. In order to have the best results, you need to use a bait like peanut butter, which is more attractive than conventional food sources. Third, you want to make sure that there are no other food sources available. Keep all the food in the home in sealed containers, including pet food and your garbage (garbage is a big draw for mice).
Problems with using poisons
Poisons can be very effective at controlling mouse populations, but they have a few major drawbacks. To start, they do not kill the mouse right away. This means that a mouse may become poisoned, return to its nest which is inside a wall, and then die there. Getting that dead mouse out of the wall can be extremely difficult, and its body will start to rot leading to a whole set of new problems. Poisons can also be dangerous for your pets and small children, so they have to be placed carefully and kept out of the way.
Dealing with these issues
In order to deal with the issues that may come up when you try to poison or trap mice, you need to be aware of the pitfalls listed in this article. You can also call over a pest control pro if you want some extra help. A pest control pro will be able to quickly and effectively remove mice from your home with no extra headaches for you. If you would like to know more about what a professional pest control team can do for you, or if you want to set up a mouse control appointment, contact us today.