Exclusion and Repairs is the number one way to prevent mice, voles and shrews from entering your home. If exclusion is not possible trapping is the next best solution.
We recommend trapping compared to other control methods because it is much easier to target a specific species. There is no downfall towards other wildlife. We can track our catches to know if we are reducing the number of problem animals. We also don’t have animals die in wall voids or other inaccessible areas.
Trapping mice and other small rodents inside your home is recommended, even if exclusion and repairs have been done. This lets the homeowner know if any holes have been missed or if something has changed and a new hole has been opened.
Areas of the home that traps should be set first begin with the basement or crawl space and attic. These areas are often the first place the mice or small rodents enter your home. They are also easier to access than wall voids. Mice can enter these areas and travel through the walls back and forth relatively easily. These areas are also less traffic than other areas of the home.
Under the kitchen sink or other holes through the walls are the next best places to set. These areas are often easier to check than the attic or basement. Under the kitchen sink especially, is usually more crowed and sometimes harder to actually set.
Setting traps in your living area of the home is only done if the mice or rodents are not accessing other areas of the home. The living area is higher traffic. Pets and children are often present and the traps are more noticeable by others in your home.
Trapping mice and rodents outside your home is often a great solution if exclusion or repairs can not be done economically. Trapping outside catches the problem animals before they enter your home. It is often the easiest places to check. Trapping outside can lead to catching more non-target wildlife. For this we recommend always setting the traps inside boxes with specific size holes for the problem animal. This will reduce the non-targets caught and protect the trap.
We can help you to remove mice and other rodents from your home and keep them out. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.