When To Call An Exterminator For Mice

Mice are one of the most common pests in the UK. They are found in thousands of homes and businesses, and are a constant problem for property owners. There is nothing shameful about having these pests in your home. That’s like being sick and not wanting to go to the doctor. It doesn’t make sense. Instead, if you have this problem you should immediately call in an exterminator for mice.

mouse in surrey garden

That being said, many people would prefer hiring an exterminator for mice. Maybe you’re too busy or can’t afford it, or have some other problem. In this case what can be done about this problem?

The first and easiest thing to do is to get yourself either a cat or dog. Some cat breeds, such as the American shorthair, are particular efficient at catching mice. With one or two cats on your property you’ll never have to worry about mice again.

Another alternative to getting an exterminator for mice is to set traps. Today’s traps are highly sophisticated and can quickly destroy the mice population in your home. Also, if you don’t want to actually kill the mice, there are other more humane solution. For example, there are many non-fatal trap designs which you can find online.

One of the easiest is the peanut butter trap. With this trap you take a spoon and cover it in peanut butter. This is then placed on the edge of your kitchen counter, with a bucket below the spoon. The mice is attracted by the peanut butter and runs onto the spoon. This causes the spoon to fall off the counter, along with the mouse, and into the bucket below.

peanut butter trap

There are also electronic devices which can be deter mice. All you have to do is plug these into the wall. There are also devices that emit ultra-sonic frequencies, and can supposedly deter mice. These devices promise an easy solution, but unfortunately in our experience some of these devices are little more than scams. Do not waste your money.

What action should you take?

On top of this, most mice traps are largely ineffective and will not solve a deeply entrenched mice problem. City mice have evolved to the point where they can easily navigate these traps.

 

The unfortunate truth is that you will have to get an exterminator for mice. Unless you do this the problem will quickly get worse. Don’t take the risk of having your home overrun by mice. Contact your local exterminator today and let them handle the problem.

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