Natural And Safe Pest Control For Your Home And Yard Mouse Problem

Dealing with a mouse problem is never fun, whether it is inside your home or in your backyard. Here are some tips and insight to help you get rid of mice from your home and yard so you don't have to worry about it anymore. 

Get a Cat

If you have mice in your home or around in your backyard, you can get rid of them by getting a cat as a pet. Be sure you leave food and water for your outdoor cat to keep them in your yard and from wandering off. If your cat is lucky enough to be an indoor cat and live in your home, provide them with a litter box for their needs and leave them food and water every day. Your cat will find, trap, and kill mice residing in your yard and in your home and control and reduce the mice population

If you can't have a cat in your home due to allergies, your landlord does not allow pets, or other personal reasons, you can use soiled cat litter to help get rid of mice in your home and yard. Get some used cat litter from someone who has a cat and sprinkle it around the perimeter of your yard, or outside your home. The litter gives off the scent of cats and is a natural repellent to mice.

Prevent Their Entering Your Home

If you have mice only in your yard, you want to do all you can to keep them from getting into your home. Having mice in your yard is bad, but if they are living in your home the situation can be much worse.

Mice need only the smallest opening to access an area and can enter through an opening the size of a dime, so seal up all openings on the exterior of your home to block them from finding a way inside. This includes openings around cable and satellite or television wires entering through your home's exterior, and gaps and cracks around doors and windows. Install wire mesh over these openings or use caulk to seal them to block mouse entry points.

Safely Trap Mice

Another method uses a safe trap that catches the mice but doesn't kill it with any poisons. Apply a small amount of peanut butter or other food inside a cage mouse trap, and when the mouse enters the trap, they cannot get out. Drive the mouse trap several miles away where you can open the trap and release it into the wild.

There are also poison-free traps that use electricity to quickly and humanely kill the mouse once it enters into the trap. A flashing light on this type of trap alerts you when the trap has been activated so you can empty it and set it for use again. This type of trap has a small opening that pets nor children can get into so they are safe from the electricity inside and there are no poisons to worry about hurting a pet or child.

For more tips, contact a pest control professional to perform mouse removal services.