There are many different mice control methods out there. Some families stand by the traditional trapping and killing method. Others believe in humane traps that allow them to set the mice free. Still others like to try methods that are intended to repel the rodents altogether.
Whichever method you choose is up to you. You know what is best for you and your family. If you are having some trouble deciding, however, here are some of the most popular methods of mice control.
Traditional Mice Control: Traps
Traps are the most common form of mice control, whether it’s an average lethal snap or glue trap, or the humane trap that allows the home owner to set the pest free outside. These traps can be great because you don't have to do a lot of work – you simply set the trap and wait for the mouse to fall for it.
Of course, traps are also the most frustrating form of pest control because they rely on the mouse not figuring out how to avoid the trap altogether. Sadly, some mice can be pretty smart and some are very good at evading traps!
So what do you do if your invader manages to thwart your attempts to ensnare him?
Poison: Another Form of Rodent Control
There are a lot of poisons out there that are very popular among those who want to find a method of mice control that will keep the mouse from coming back. The idea is that the poison will smell tasty and the pest will eat it. The poison then kills the pest which keeps him from coming back and infesting your house.
Unfortunately what smells good to mice will often smell good to your household pets as well and keeping the pets out of your rodent poison can be difficult. Even worse, keeping the poison pellets out of the hands of small children can be a nightmare!
Repellents as a First Line of Defense
One of the best ways to practice mice control in your home is to work with environmentally friendly agents that are designed to repel the mice altogether. Plant based products and environmentally friendly agents like Fresh Cab are a great way to encourage the mice to stay away from your home altogether.
Products that are made with natural and environmentally friendly standards in mind pose less of a threat to other members of your household (particularly pets and young children).
There are many different methods of mice control that you can practice. You will know which methods are best for you and your family. You might have to try more than one method before you settle on a method that works for you. Good luck!